About Pro Rider

Karel Pavich

Founder, Director and Instructor
Karel is the founder of Pro Rider and has been riding motorcycles on the road, racetrack and off road for over 35 years. She has ridden around NZ extensively over the last few decades, operated trail bike tours in Thailand in the 80’s, raced in America in the 90’s as she has successfully combined motorcycling into many facets of her business.
In 2006 Karel became NZs first woman to win a NZ Road Racing championship and in 2009 started Pro Rider so she could share her skills, passion and experience with others

Howard Mansell

Director and Instructor
Howard’s experience with motorcycling started at around age eight with a ride on the back of his uncle’s scooter. His first riding experience started with an MA50 Suzuki scooter at age 14, since then there has been a large range of different bikes and different experiences from commuting, touring, bush-bashing in the hills and forestry, to riding the freeways of America. Howard has been involved in many motorcycle organisations and clubs and has spearheaded campaigns for motorcycle safety over the years.

The Instructor Team

Pro Rider’s passion for rider safety, education and having fun on a bike has been evident in delivering Ride Forever training since its inception in 2012 and they cover most of the North Island with their skilled team of instructors. They take pride in what they do and love to see the motorcycling community ramp up their riding so they can increase the fun factor and reduce the risk factor. Let our team of awesome instructors take your riding to the next level so you can be a lot safer and smarter on the road.

The HQ Team

Shaylene and Claire are the HQ admin gurus, they’ll answer all of your calls, queries and emails and get you heading in the right direction on your motorcycle journey.

Monique is the Operations Manager and helps keep our Pro Rider community of riders, retailers and stakeholders engaged, informed and ahead of the game.

Be the best rider you can be with Pro Rider.