Raised in New Zealand, Nathan was among the pioneers who started the development of mountain bike trails in Tauranga during the ‘90’s, which has now become a world famous premier mountain biking destination.
Nathan, addicted to mountain biking (accredited MTB instructor, 1st place Redbull Mount Downhill – 2000, Committed state level downhill racer, DMTBC – founder & President), loves to share unforgettable experiences in the Great Southern as well as introduce first time riders to mountain biking.
Jane was introduced to mountain biking by Nathan in Rotorua, 2011. It wasn’t until 2016 after watching Nathan race in the WA Downhill State Series & State championships, that she herself took up Mountain Biking and has even thrown on a race jersey more than once or twice.
Established in 2019, Monkey Rock Mountain Bike Company is Denmark’s 1st official mountain bike tour operator with a vision of providing the ultimate e-bike experience of denmark
The birth of Monkey Rock mountain bike company has been the natural progression of Nathan, starting as a kid that grew up loving to ride his bike. Whether on a bmx, the school cycling team or racing a downhill bike, Monkey rocks founder Nathan has been having as much fun as possible on his bike for well over 30 years and since 2009 around Denmark.
Nathan is the founding president of the Denmark Mountain Bike Club (DMTBC) and this is where the passion for mountain biking and his community has been taken to a new level, running local events and coaching mountain bikers of all ages.
Seeing Denmark embrace mountain biking over the past years Nathan, Jane and their 3 young kids were inspired to take a giant leap and follow the dream of riding a bike everyday, as they say if you do what you love you will never work another day in your life.
Living at the base of Mount Hallowell and riding the surrounding area combined with surfing the local beaches we felt the best way to make this dream a reality was to utilise the bio diverse wonderland that is Denmark.
E-bikes seemed the logical way to make this happen as just about anyone with basic bike handling skills can complete our chosen trail with ease. Once deciding to put the wheels in motion, Monkey Rock MTB Co. has taken us on an amazing journey with many people from our community helping out along the way making this a project that has felt much bigger than anyone person involved.
It has been a roller-coaster ride over the months leading up to the launch of Monkey Rock MTB Co., but what a ride it has been and now all the hard all the hard work is done, the doors are open and we are looking for guests to come share our dream and home for what is an amazing experience.