Owner | General Manager
Mat's an owner at Bikeaholic, his passion and enthusiasm for the sport is infectious. Riding and racing since he was a wee boy back in Scotland. Moved to New Zealand 2006, Managed a local workshop in Queenstown before realising the dream of creating his own LBS (local Bike Shop).
First Mountain Bike? Kona Fire Mountain 1995
Favourite Trail Ever? Fernhill Loop
Favourite Local Trail? As Above!
Owner | Business Development
Riding MTB's since they were invented, an Aussie in Queenstown since 2008, worked in the local cycle industry, started Bikeaholic as always felt a smaller rider driven store was needed to connect on a more personal level to the Queenstown riding community.
First Mountain Bike? Repco Skyline 1985 (friction gears , crowned forks!)
Favourite Ride Ever? Porcupine Rim - Moab Utah
Favourite Local Track? Hot Rod
Little Bike Shop. Big Aim.
'Experts in MTB. Spread the stoke and turn customers into Bikeaholics!'
Originally from the West Island (Australia), resisiding in New Zealand for 5 years and managing a bike shop in Christchurch. The mountain change called and we answered.
First Mountain Bike? Giant Iguana
Favourite Trail Ever? Billy Goats, Mt Buffalo
Favourite Local Trail? Rude Rock
From the West Coast but grew up in Dunedin. Built lots of trails in his time. Highly experienced mechanic with time on the World Cup. Pretty much knows everything, and loves the inside of your reverb seatpost! Jarna is charge of managing the stockpocalypse that is happening in this current climate.
First Mountain Bike? Avanti something something
Favourite Trail Ever? This one in France, it's sick
Favourite Local Trail? Everything on Coronet.
Originally residing south of the Canadian border and north of the Mexican border. Working as a bike mechanic half of his life. Ryan's experience has taken him around the world with the Commencal DH World Cup Team. Now heading up our workshop alongside Jarna.
First Mountain Bike? Haro Extreme x3
Favourite Trail Ever? Anything steep fast and flowing in the French Alps
Favourite Local Trail? Coronet DH
Retail | Social Media
Simon has a problem. He chooses to ride up the access road instead of taking the gonolda. so much so he did it 21.5 times in a day.
First Mountain Bike? Apollo, with a questionable fork.
Favourite Ride Ever? Craigieburn, Cheesman.
Favourite Local Trail? The Access Road, obviously.
Mike joined the team as an experienced mechanic in 2020. All round good-bastard, serial volunteer. St Johns and the Queenstown MTB Club benefit from his time. We pay him.
First Mountain Bike? GT Chucker 'Chuckerhucker'
Favourite Trail Ever? Prescott Circle, Arizona
Favourite Local Trail? Coronet XC, Rude Rock, Skippers to Hot Rod.
Mobile Mechanic | Retail
Once from the land of tea and biscuits, then floating around various corners of the world. He's found his way to Queenstown and settling in quickly.
First Mountain Bike? Planet X Jack Flash
Favourite Trail Ever? Clockwork Orange, Whistler
Favourite Local Trail? Still sampling all of the local treats
We are guided by:
Our Core Values
Dedication- Commit, put in effort, enjoy the results.
Passionate- We are bikeaholics, passion drives us, and it shows.
Ownership- Own your work, your mistakes and your achievements.
Respect- Yourself, your team, our customers, the trails.
Culture - Create rider culture, participate, share and encourage.