Owner / Head of Trail Team
The Captain and fearless leader of East Coast Mountain Trails, Mat has previously worked in the building industry but now turns his focus to his true passion – building trails. He’s been a keen rider for over 35 years, competing in both downhill and cross country mountain biking. He carries with him a wealth of knowledge that is second to none and the enjoyment that Mat gets from building trails is apparent from his tireless smile. You will find Mat on the excavator and tools as well as working with you directly to get the best results.
There isn’t much Rick hasn’t done in the bicycle industry since his first race in 1996. The sport of mountain biking has been all consuming for Rick. He has ridden and raced all over Australia and around the globe at an elite level. Over this time he has forged a career in the bicycle industry performing various roles including trail building, mechanics as well as sales, brand and operational management and importation and distribution. But it is his eye for detail and lines on the trail and business acumen that he says makes trail building one of the most rewarding jobs he’s ever had.
Building trails is more than just a job for Duke, he does it in his own spare time. After completing his trade as a joiner carpenter he decided to follow his true passion of building trails and mountain biking. Duke is an enthusiastic and conscientious young man that thrives on all things mountain bike. He has raced locally and internationally at the highest levels and his emphatic exuberance and professionalism are contagious. Having honed his trail building skills over the past decade he is now turning his craft to building the finest trails possible.