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Gravity Nelson – From Bolivia to Bridge street

Before moving to Nelson Alistair ran a mountain biking adventure business called Gravity assisted mountain biking in Bolivia. He would take adventure hungry bikers down the ‘Death Road’ near La Paz. Alistair was born in Wellington. John, also a Kiwi, worked for Alistair in 2010 as a mountain bike guide as well as guiding and trail building in Canada, Colombia, Portugal and Australia.

When they heard about Nelson’s amazing mountain bike terrain and the rise in popularity of the sport in New Zealand, they decided it was time to combine forces and make things happen. Alistair describes himself as a “Serial Entrepreneur” and has a wealth of experience in start up ventures. John knows and lives adventure tourism. Mountain biking is in his blood and he has a passion for beautifully designed trails

Gravity Nelson started 3 years ago out of a shipping container, and now resides at 140 Bridge st. They take groups for guided adventures on the best trails in the region. Their shop has a wide range of bikes and even have E-bikes available to hire. They have an experienced bike mechanic instore who can ensure your bike is safe, creak free and running smooth.

In summer they employ up to 10 staff as the season reaches it’s peak. Everyone has a common passion. Mountain biking is more than a hobby – it’s a lifestyle.



“The thrill of putting in the effort up the hills, the views, then delayed gratification from the downhill is a real buzz. The bikes available now days are affordable and ride like a dream. E-bikes have come down in price and make mountain biking a more accessible hobby for people of all ages” says John





They even have a coaching clinic where passionate riders can fine tune their skills on a custom built trail. Kids love learning and gain confidence by trusting the techniques taught. Check out the video.

They have a contact less booking system on their website for all their services and can do your winter bike maintenance, offer helpful trail advice and sales during the lockdown. Many of the local trails are open so get in touch and plan your next adventure.

Click on the link below to find out more

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