Know the Board: Tyler

What do you do to pay the bills? I am the Server Administrator for a local Engineering/Manufacturing firm. 

What kind of riding do you do? How often? I ride and race road, mountain, cyclocross as well as commute. I am on the bike 15+ hours a week. 

What do you think the most important thing the Coalition has done in SLO County? I feel there are two things: develop a positive solid relationship with the public agencies and cyclists, and raise the level of awareness about how great cycling can be as a means of transportation and not just recreation. 

What advice do you have to encourage others to get on their bicycles? It is as easy as it was when you were a kid, but it offers so many more things as an adult. 

What’s your favorite thing about bicycles? The versatility that it provides. I am hooked on the bike and the fact that I can do so many variations of one passion always amazes me. I can pick a different bike, ride a different route and it is always a blast.

If you had to name your favorite bicycle, what would you name it? When I usually have a name for my bike it is when I am suffering on some ride and it’s generally not family friendly so lets just say “bike.” 

Anything else you want to share? The bicycle is so many things to so many people, but this one object can connect all of us in such a positive way. When you pass by a complete stranger and ring a bell or wave, it is like they are a friend. Not many things do that anymore and I feel lucky that I can be part of it.