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Dubai biker Dana Miskul­nig will be host­ing a Girls Rid­ing Work­shop at MX-Academy Dubai over the course of the next four weeks, be­gin­ning this Saturday.

The work­shop will give bud­ding adren­a­line junkies the op­por­tu­nity to learn how to ride a dirt bike and take on chal­leng­ing ter­rains.

It is ideal for com­plete be­gin­ners or if you have had lim­ited ex­pe­ri­ence on a mo­tor­cy­cle. Over a onemonth pe­riod you will learn how to ride a dirt bike and de­pend­ing on your skill level, Miskul­nig will get you rid­ing some trails by the end.

The gear and bikes will be pro­vided on site, so all par­tic­i­pants need to show up in is what they would nor­mally wear to the gym.

Rid­ers should wear socks (ideally longer ones to be worn un­der the boots), a sports bra and leg­gings that could be worn un­der the rid­ing pants if needed.

The work­shop takes place ev­ery Saturday from Oc­to­ber 14 to Novem­ber 4 be­tween 7:00 and 09:00. The cost is Dh2,600.

Miskul­nig is a sea­soned rider who takes part in the Emi­rates Desert Cham­pi­onship each sea­son. The Dubai-born Aus­trian is keen to share her ex­pe­ri­ence with women in the UAE.

“Be­cause it’s a girls work­shop, ob­vi­ously girls have dif­fer­ent needs when it comes to learn­ing how to ride a mo­tor­cy­cle, be­cause they just have a dif­fer­ent way of tak­ing up that kind of knowl­edge and they have dif­fer­ent needs in terms of how we teach them. So com­ing from a girl’s per­spec­tive, I think that’s re­ally valu­able be­cause I un­der­stand the things they can strug­gle with or how to ex­plain cer­tain things to them,” said Miskul­nig.

“In terms of what they’ll gain from the ex­pe­ri­ence, they’ll learn how to ride a mo­tor­cy­cle, they’ll learn drills, they’ll learn how to ride a cou­ple of trails to get used to a bit of off-road, ob­vi­ously de­pend­ing on how quickly they ad­vance we can team them more.”

What: Girls’ Rid­ing Work­shop Where: MX Academy (Dubai Mo­tocross Track, Jebel Ali). When: Oc­to­ber 14, 21,28, Novem­ber 4 from 7:00-9:00 Con­tact: Visit www.mx-academy.ae

Learn from the best: Dana Miskul­nig will host the work­shop.

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