Rider 18 was born from a deeply personal story. As the former owner of a motorcycle shop in Christchurch, I have a strong connection to the world of two-wheeled adventures ignited by my brother, John Wood, a former NZ road race champion who truly ignited my love for motorcycles when I was a teenager. John, a Aeronautical Engineer at Woodburne Air Base Blenheim, had an unmatched passion and expertise that inspired me. Tragically, he lost his life while racing in Australia. In his memory, I named my son after him and he introduced me to the world of mountain biking. My son moved back to New Zealand after a short stint in Australia and he ironically settled in Blenheim. Motivated by his move and the desire to honor my brother's legacy, I made my way to Nelson, a place known for its breathtaking landscapes and exhilarating trails. It is here, that I opened Rider 18, with the number 18 serving as a dedication to my brother, as it was his NZ race number. At Rider 18, we are more than just a bike shop. Our mission is to provide top-quality bicycles, gear, and personalized service to enhance your riding experience. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist seeking new challenges or a beginner ready to embark on your cycling journey, Rider 18 is here to support you. Join us at Rider 18 as we honor John's memory, embrace the spirit of adventure, and in the beautiful region of Nelson. Together, let's create unforgettable moments on the trails and forge a vibrant cycling community.