Both are completely separate entities, but are run by the same people and philosophy.
In 2013 Loose Riders arrived to New Zealand. A group of mates from Christchurch had been bombing the hills on their drift trikes after the earthquakes oblivious to the sport of downhill. The new found gravity rush was exciting and cheap but came with the price of constant hassle by the police and residents, including an old guy with nun-chucks.
The trouble soon landed us on the news, with LR CHCH admin Brent simply telling 3news " We aren't here to bend the rules we're here to rule the bends" , it got the giggles from the reporters but not the police.The sport was fun but it was becoming a pain.
Then we were shown DH and were completely blown away by everything! the tracks, the places, the people, the culture just everything!
After hitting the local trails we were soon on the road hunting for lines which got us to Dunedin where we meet Tim. None of us knew much about the area and were happy as for another like minded person to join in on the amp. After learning about Loose Riders we were keen as to be apart of it to help others how we had been helped and formed NZ's first chapter.
We just want to go out get Loose and get stoked on what we're doing and the people we're doing it with! This is what being a Loose Rider is all about!
- LRNZ crew