February 10-19, 2017

Proud Local: Gaz Sullivan

Gaz Sullivan. Nzoactive.com

How young are you: 57 gaz 2

Whats your profession: good question

*(The Editor: Gaz is far too modest - graphic designer; clothing designer, manufacturer and retailer; President: Rotorua Singlespeed Society and past president Rotorua MTB Club; designer of MTB websites including Ride Rotorua and this one).

What kind of biker are you: all kinds, except BMX.

Competition history: 43 years and counting.
But have not lined up for anything serious since 1979.
Back then was NZ rep on the track.

Photo: Alick Saunders (www.alick.co.nz)

Why are you a Rotorua Bike Festival Proud Local? 

I love this town, and I came here because of the excellent bike riding on offer. My favourite bike ride is showing somebody else our fantastic trails.

What have you enjoyed about the first two festivals and what would you say to people to get them involved?

Really enjoyed the inclusiveness, the way most of the events are not really very competitive, and that there is also a chance to see the top end stuff everybody can enjoy watching.

What events will you enter?
Redwoods CoastBike Speedway, 2W Gravity Enduro, Tykes on Trikes (just kidding, but great event).

What’s the best part of the Bike Festival for you?
Seeing everybody out and about.

What are your favourite places to eat and drink in town?
Zippies, Brew, Sam’s Kitchen.

What would your perfect Rotorua weekend be?
Morning ride Saturday, swim in the afternoon, kayak Sunday morning, ride at dusk.

What’s your favourite hidden hot spot in Rotorua?
Hamurana Springs.

Aside from biking what do you do in Rotorua to relax and what do you do to get your adrenaline pumping?
Hang around home, not fussed about extra adrenaline action.

Anything else?
No.