::Firepit Dirt Park, BBQ, Photo: Grant Stirling

Damian Stones Bio:

Mountain bike ambassador

Damian Stones, mountain bike adventurer and mountain bike guide for Haka MTB tours. He is also a freelance bike skills coach and pump track designer. 

Damian has been involved in mountain biking for 20 years and is Brand ambassador for a number of different companies Santa Cruz Bicycles NZ, Shimano NZ, Lazer helmets, Ground Effect clothing, Sea to SummitYakima Bike RacksAbsolute WildernessNight lightning and Jetboil NZ. He is also supported by his local bike shop, Avanti Plus Richmond

Awards

Media: 

Trail building projects: 

2013 - 2016

  • Granity School pump track
  • Burwood Resource Recovery Park Redevelopment, community consultation, draft landscape plan, artistic impressions, Christchurch City Council, current
  • Bike Skills Park, landscape concept plan, Glentunnel School, current  
  • Bike Skills Circuit, landscape concept plan, Grovetown School, current
  • Waikari Recreation Reserve, landscape schematic plan, Waikari Reserve Board, current
  • Westport Kawatiri Beach Reserve, interpretation and wayfinding plan, Buller cycling club
  • Greymouth Bike Skills Park, 3 zones; mini pump track, large pump track and dirt jump zone, Greymouth Youth Trust
  • Wairoa Gorge Bike Park, sub contractor, trail builder, Grade 2 jump flow track, NZ Trail Solutions
  • Rarangi mini pump track, design and build, Rarangi Community Board
  • Rarangi large pump track, trail resurface, Rarangi Community Board

2011 - 2012

  • Residential concrete pump track design and rebuild
  • Rarangi pump track, design and build, Rarangi Community Board  
  • Dun Mountain National cycleway, trail design, construction, intermediate-grade, Nelson City Council
  • Way 2 Go, portable bike park, concept design, Tasman District Council
  • Bike skills programme, programme design, portable bike park, project management, Nelson City and Tasman District Councils.
  • Murchison bike skills park, concept design, Murchison Community Board

2009 - 2010

  • Community pump track, concept design, Tasman Community Association
  • School pump track, concept design, detailed design, planning, project management, construction, Auckland Point School
  • Firepit dirt park, Motueka Valley, largest bike skills park in the top of the South Island, public consultation, design, project management, construction, Tasman District Council, Ngatimoti Reserve Board
  • Residential pump track, design, project management, J Hufflett
  • Residential pump track, concept and detailed design, project management, site supervision

2007

  • Firepit pump track, New Zealand's first public pump track, Motueka Valley, design, project management, Ngatimoti Reserve Board