Byron is a high energy individual who has always had a passion for trail building, something that has coexisted with developing himself as a highly accomplished competitive racer. Byron, the founder of Trailpro and Fourforty MTB Park built his first trails in 2003 when the Auckland club required a new downhill race course for the national series. In 2009 Byron returned from a stint of professional trail building in Chile and Portugal motivated to contribute to the New Zealand trail network as a professional. This is when he decided to create 440 Mountain Bike Park, a private commercial bike park with 25 kms of trail 1 hour from Auckland CBD. Byron is not only a competent machine operator he also has strengths in entrepreneurship, business development, stakeholder management and project management which is clear to see in the execution and quality of Trailpro’s completed projects and subsequent testimonials.
Byron’s competitive approach to life begins and ends with mountain bike racing. Notable results from a long career at the top of the sport in New Zealand include numerous 1st placings at gravity events across New Zealand including the 2017 NZ Enduro (open men), Tripple Crown Enduro (Rotorua), 2016 Crankworx Enduro (master men) and having represented New Zealand at international events in the Elite men’s downhill.
"Each trail building project I am involved in adds to the story that started with a dream to build a bike park. I want to leave a lasting impression on the sport of mountain biking in New Zealand."
Cam is a professional mountain biker who is former World Junior downhill champion and a 6x UCI world cup podium place getter. Cam started racing BMX at the ripe age of 3 and continues to push himself as an athlete. Cam has 5 New Zealand national titles and 3 Oceania titles to his name across 3 disciplines of bike racing. Cam has travelled the world racing mountain bikes professionally since 2006. He has sampled trails in all corners of the world - some regarded by those in the scene as the best in the world. After completing marketing studies at University Cam is shifting his focus back to his love of mountain bikes and flowing trails. Cam’s unique experiences bring diversity to the team that money can not buy. He takes a non-status quo approach to problem solving aided by his intense analytical skills. He has an ability to always consider the bigger picture when involved in trail building projects.
“My ambition is to take my unique international experiences and apply them in my profession. I want locals and international visitors of all ages to experience the increasing quality of mountain bike trails in New Zealand.”
Tim is a very experienced trail builder and has worked as full-time builder since 2009. Tim’s passion for sculpting trail was born in his early 20’s digging at local spots around Auckland. Tim honed his trail building skills as a professional when he travelled abroad to Canada and Chile to work on long term trail development projects. These projects often required Tim to build trail by hand in very challenging terrain and this is where he excels the most. Though Tim’s skills are diverse and continuing to expand his creative vision really comes alive when building trail by hand. The quality of Tim’s work in this area comes from his eye for lines and detail, and the execution of his work with a pick, shovel and rake in hand is of the best quality.
“There's always something to learn and no two tracks are ever the same. I love the challenge of cutting fresh trail.”
Brad is the youngest on our team but by no means lacks experience. Since leaving school Brad has completed a landscaping apprenticeship learning loads of useful skills that transfer to the trade of trail building. Brad has experience working with excavators from 1.5 ton right through to 20 to aswell as being a competent loader operator. Brads passion is meticulously crafting epic BMX dirt jumps at his local spot in Auckland.