The Kennett Bros is the business name for brothers Paul Kennett, Simon Kennett and Jonathan Kennett. They have been heavily involved in mountain biking in New Zealand since 1984, and in publishing books about cycling and cyclists. They were inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2018.
Paul organised the first national mountain bike race in New Zealand in 1986 – the Karapoti Classic. The Kennett Bros continued to run this annually until 2002, when they sold the event.
In 1998 they started building the Wellington City Council owned Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park, which received a national recreation award in 2002 and a national conservation award in 2003.
From 2001 to 2006 the Kennett Bros coordinated a forest revegetation project at Otari-Wilton's Bush. 40,000 trees were planted over a five-year period.
From 2010 to 2014 the Kennett Bros were a project manager on the New Zealand Cycle Trail.
Paul ran a national mountain bike magazine called Mountain Bike New Zealand Magazine from 1988 to 1990.
In 1991 the Kennett Bros wrote the first edition of Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides, a national guidebook, which became a best seller. They produce new editions every three years (1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014).
In 1995 Paul launched the Mountain Bike New Zealand Web, the online home for many New Zealand mountain bikers.
From 2005 to 2013 they published a series of seven books on influential New Zealand cyclists called the New Zealand Cycling Legend Series.
- RIDE: the story of cycling in New Zealand (2004) – ISBN 0-9583490-7-X
- Phil O'Shea: Wizard on Wheels (New Zealand Cycling Legends 01) by Jonathan Kennett & Bronwen Wall (2005) – ISBN 0-9583490-8-8
- Harry Watson: the Mile Eater (New Zealand Cycling Legends 02) by Jonathan Kennett, Bronwen Wall & Ian Gray (2006) – ISBN 0-9582673-1-6
- Bill Pratney: Never say die (New Zealand Cycling Legends 03) by Jim Robinson (2007) – ISBN 978-0-9582673-2-8
- Warwick Dalton: the Lone Eagle (New Zealand Cycling Legends 04) by John Rhodes and Jonathan Kennett (2008) – ISBN 978-0-9582673-4-2
- Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides (2014, revised every three years) – ISBN 978-0-9922620-1-3 North Island, ISBN 978-0-9922620-2-0 South Island (ninth edition)
- Tino Tabak: Dreams & Demons of a New Zealand Cycling Legend (New Zealand Cycling Legends 05) by Jonathan Kennett (2009) – ISBN 978-0-9582673-5-9
- Louise Sutherland: Spinning The Globe (New Zealand Cycling Legends 06) by Bronwen Wall (2010) – ISBN 978-0-9864641-0-2
- The Muddy Olympians (2012) by Simon and Jonathan Kennett – ISBN 978-0-9864641-4-0
- Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails (2012) by The Kennett Brothers – ISBN 978-0-9864641-2-6