pR Rider Spotlight – Tyler Ley

This week’s spotlight is on pR team member Tyler Ley. Tyler is doing some big mountain bike races this summer, and also has an adorable new baby girl. Congratulations on the new addition to your family Tyler, and best of luck this season! 

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Hometown: Centennial

Current Home: Aurora

Discipline: Mountain

When did you join pedal? Jan 2015

How long have you been riding and racing? I started mountain bike trail riding 10 years ago while in college in Fort Collins. Last year was the first year I have tried mountain bike races and now I am hooked.

What is your absolute favorite road or trail to ride? Gooseberry Mesa in Utah

What piece of bike equipment/gear can you not live without? My Cannondale Rycker bike helmet.

Favorite thing to do when you’re NOT riding your bike? I am enjoying spending time with our newborn baby girl, Harper. She is our first child, born on Easter – March 27th, 2016. She is absolutely perfect in every way and I look forward to the day I get to introduce her to riding bikes.

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Favorite motivational quote/saying? Life’s a garden, dig it!

Best race experience or highlight? Sliding through the mud in PV Derby race last year.

What are your goals for 2016? I would like to race some longer mileage races this year including the Gunnison Half Growler and Steamboat Stinger. Really looking forward to that race! I’d also like to race 12 hrs of PV in October.

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