Spotlight: Interview with Fezzari Employee Tyler Cloward
Tyler Cloward is the marketing manager for Fezzari Bicycles. He rides both mountain bikes and road bikes and is a former college soccer goalie, avid rock climber and regular contributor to the Fezzari Facebook page. Tyler also enjoys grilled cheese sandwiches and watermelon. It’s not uncommon to see him on the trail with his great dane, Kai.
1) How long have you worked for Fezzari Bicycles?
I’ve worked for Fezzari since 2009.
2) What’s your favorite thing about working for Fezzari?
I like working with bikes. It’s fun to be able to design and build bikes and then see people love the product you had a part in building and designing. It’s a fun atmosphere with fun people who love bikes.
3) What has been the highlight of your biking career so far?
Being part of designing a new bike and seeing the positive feedback from other riders when it is in full production.
4) How many miles did you ride last week?
I got in about 80 miles of beautiful asphalt on the mountain roads around the Fezzari offices.
5) What is your favorite race?
I’m not real big into the competitive racing, but one of my favorite rides is the ULCER. It is a 111 mile ride around Utah Lake south of Salt Lake City.
6) When did you start biking?
I learned to ride a two-wheel bike 5 days before my 3rd birthday and have been on two wheels ever since.
7) What was your first bike?
My first bike I can remember was a florescent green Schwinn mountain bike, frame bag included.
8 ) What bike setup do you ride now?
9) Why do you bike?
I bike because it is fun. I love the outdoors and getting lost in the mountains with just my bike and dog.
10 ) What is your favorite ride or route?
My favorite road ride is up Provo canyon and the Alpine Loop, which the Tour of Utah uses. You pass a bunch of waterfalls as you ride up the canyon along the river. The Alpine Loop climb is 3000 ft of steep, narrow, aspen-lined road that takes your breath away not only in the difficulty of the climb, but also in the view of the snow capped peaks. It’s amazing!
11) What is your favorite time of day to ride?
I’m an evening rider. There’s something relaxing about riding after a long day at the office.
12) What is your biggest goal with cycling?
I want to be the 65-year-old guy with the massive legs and the leather skin from riding so much.
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