Jonny and Georgie
Jonny and Georgie both love the outdoors and are stoked to have moved back up to Jonny’s old stomping grounds of the beautiful Bay of Islands!
After spending a few years living in cold Dunedin at the other end of New Zealand studying at the University of Otago, and spending a year or so traveling around and exploring what some of Asia and the world has to offer, they have realized that one of the most spectacular places was right on their doorstep! We are fortunate enough to live in this untouched part of the world and want to be able to share it with the rest of you…and get some more people out enjoying the outdoors on bikes!
Jonny has spent a fair bit of time on the saddle, after helping set up and market the New Zealand Mountain Bike Tours company (Haka Tours) and guiding MTB and Adventure Tours all around New Zealand, it’s time to stay in one place for a while. Jonny has ridden heaps of the awesome trails around NZ- and he reckons the Waitangi MTB Park is going to be one of the best!! He loves any sort of riding, whether it is in a MTB Park, Rail Trail or even a big back-country mission. Jonny will be able to help you out with any bike related issues in the workshop and will happily chat ‘bike’ for hours.
Current rides: A 2020 Scott Ransom 900 Tuned “The Tiger” (sooo good!) and a 2021 Merida eOne Sixty E-bike.
Favourite track: Kunekune- Grade 3, super fun and flowy! Yeehoo!
Georgie is the brains on the computer and the design whizz. Georgie is all over it when it comes to organizing conferences, group bookings, brochure drops, marketing campaigns and spreading the word about Paihia Mountain Bikes and the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. You might even see her driving the shuttle! Georgie is an accomplished hockey player, an ex-adventure racer, and a keen runner. She loves riding the Rail Trails around NZ and is enjoying tearing it up in the Waitangi MTB Park too.
Current rides: A 2018 Scott Spark Contessa 920 in a very cool blue colour. Converted to ‘1 by’ for more awesomeness
Favourite Track: Kaokao Chaos- Grade 3- long, flowy and tabletops
Rachel another one of the the friendly faces onsite for bike hire and in the driver seat of the shuttle. Rach is a qualified teacher living out at the beautiful Ocean Beach in Whangarei Heads. She’s got some tricks up here sleeve as a previous Woman’s National Team Mountain Bike Champs winner at high school- yeyah!. She still enjoys ripping down the tracks in the Waitangi MTB Park and has completed rides all over NZ during her travels, like a custom Tour Aotearoa almost! She helps out over the summer, weekends and school holidays. Rach also studied down in Dunedin and is super keen on the outdoors: hiking, running, gardening and making cool stuff such as earrings, placemats and Kawakawa balm.
Current ride: 2019 Scott Genius 930 with a super cool Aotearoa inspired Dyedbro frame protection kit to finish it off!
Favourite Track: Te Ara Kaanihi- Grade 3- great jump practice over the doubles and tabletops