Meet the team

We're a tight knit bunch of passionate riders, kayakers and enthusiastic outdoors lovers here at new Zealand Mountain Biking. If we're not out riding, we're either in the shed fixing bikes, talking about bikes, or looking at videos of other people biking. You get the picture - we're obsessed, and we're equally obsessed with biking in cool places.  Meet the team behind all of the emails, taking you on trips, and ensuring that you'll have the best experience on two wheels.

 
 
Jamie Garrod

Jamie Garrod

Founder, guide and jack of all trades - Jamie  has over 25 years of experience riding bikes (starting at the age of 3) from freestyle BMX to epic backcountry adventures. Jamie’s entire working life has been dedicated to guiding and sharing adventure with people from all walks of life. There aren’t many places in the world he hasn’t explored on his bike, in a kayak or on foot. We just wish he’d shave off his dodgy mustache.


Sam Roil

Sam is about as local as you get in Rotorua. He knows the Rewoods Forest like the back of his hand and pretty much the rest of the North Island, having spent almost every minute of his spare time getting out into the backcountry. With a guiding history in various locations in the Central North Island, Sam is THE man to show you our wilderness areas.

Sam Roil

Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson

Mike loves all things bikes.  He's our international racer and our claim to fame. Born and bred in New Zealand, Mike travels the world with his bike racing, exploring, and loving it! With his vast experience racing, teaching and guiding, Mike is a great guy to show you around!

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