Raised in the rugged tropical paradise of Far North Queensland, where his ancestors were born, Joel Barrington has proudly become Australia’s first Aboriginal MTB Trail Builder. Having honed his downhill skill set at an early age in the rainforest ranges of Cairns, Joel’s unique natural ability to read the land and know what a rider needs along the trial, has enabled him to progress quickly within the trail crew, to a Machine operator in just a short time. Joel’s passion for mountain biking, his ferocious work ethic and a proud heritage, combine to embody the ethos that World Trail aspires to uphold.
Steve loves life. Steve loves bikes. Steve loves trail. Coming to World Trail from the civil landscaping world, Steve manages technical construction elements such as bridges, retaining walls, steps and drainage infrastructure to add another level of professionalism to the shapes we create. Steve’s civil experience and training in OH&S also make him ideally suited to hold the role of World Trail’s OH&S representative.
Gerard has been racing mountain bikes since 1992. When he’s not riding, he’ll either be enjoying some of Australia’s finest surf nearby his ideally located Southern Office, or defining the future of mountain biking in Australia as World Trail’s lead consultant. With tertiary qualifications in Science and Landscape Architecture and a background in natural resource management, Gerard is one of the most experienced trail planners in Australia.
Pick any week, and you will find Glen on top of a mountain, waterfall or island somewhere in the world. Recognition of his core passion for Mountain Biking has seen him honoured with many award, most notably being the only Australian to be inducted into the prestigious Mountain Biking Hall of Fame. As one of only a handful of Master Trail Builders in the World, an Olympic & UCI Designer, Glen helps shape the future of Mountain Biking and steers the direction of World Trail.
Daniel is an avid backcountry mountain bike rider, that loves nothing better than exploring epic trails with mates, wherever he is in the world. With a Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Diploma of Local Government Administration in Asset Management and raised on all things gravity, Daniel has a solid knowledge in the physics of trail soil mechanics and a detailed understanding of sustainable trail design.
If it’s slow grinds to the top of the mountain with the promise of a blistering descent on the other side, Matt will be up for it. With a riding history that spans over 30 years and bicycle-industry expertise studied during his tenure at Specialized Bicycles, Matt has learned first hand the needs and wants of riders from all disciplines. Matt’s proficiency within administration, marketing and logistics, ensures our projects are constantly moving in a positive motion for both our clients and the riders they hope to engage.
With more KOM’s on Strava than any other World Trail employee, Ryan understands how to link corners on his bike better than most. A highly successful rider in the national Enduro scene, Ryan is a skilled and respected lead trail builder within the World Trail team. Ryan has exercised his skills to build many of the finest descending flow trails in the country, including the Australian Alps Epic at Mt Buller.
Strong as an ox and hard working as they come, Max leads his team by example while emulating the work ethic of his mentors, Rhys and Ryan, as he hones his skills under the guidance of Glen Jacobs. Cutting his machine operating teeth on premium trails in both Queensland and Tasmania, Max has stamped his unique style on some of Australia’s most iconic trails.
Born to race downhill bikes, Rhys is a top-tier racer and former winner of the national downhill series. When he’s off the bike, Rhys is Australia’s foremost machine operator and trail designer. Rhys’ exemplary work ethic, unique skills and long list of professional achievements form the foundation for his position as a confident, experienced and well-respected leader of our construction teams.
When he’s not out fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, World Trail Director Dylan manages the Northern Office, delivering critical business management functions for World Trail. Dylan’s commitment to operating an elite, professional company is a key ingredient in our strong profile within the industry.