All eyes are on Tyler at the moment. He’s 20, has Detroit blood and is kicking ass.
Every once in a while a special rider pops up on the scene. You know
straight away that they’ll be around for a while and they will be
always coming up with crazy new stuff. Tyler is just that guy.
He has a huge following but will be the last to admit it. His level head and love for his family make him the great person that he is and he totally appreciates everything that has been coming his way.
He has some weird wiring in his brain that allows him to spot incredible set-ups, not many would brave but Tyler’s high skill level helps him to succeed.
His list of accolades includes 2014 Ride BMX Readers Choice Award, NORA Cup Web Part of the Year nomination, a Ride BMX magazine cover and Dew Tour Athlete of the Year… Not a bad rookie year for this kid.
WHAT SHOE DO YOU RIDE?
WHAT SHOE DO YOU CHILL IN?
When I'm chillin I usually wear any of the Era shoes.
WHAT’S YOUR BIKE SET-UP?
I ride a Haro Lineage frame with Demolition parts.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
I would have to say the best trip I've ever been on was recently when I went over to Malaysia with the haro BMX team. They are my best friends so I'm sure that's why it as so amazing.
WHAT'S THE BEST STORY YOU'VE EVER HEARD OR BEEN TOLD?
They best story I've ever heard was about a surfer named Sean who goes by the name "poopies" and he got the nickname by pooping in his wetsuit.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
HUCKER! My big brother!
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
I wish I could do halfcab switch down whips. Haven't tried very much, but I do struggle with it. I'm going to try to get it dialed soon.
WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?
The worst thing that has ever happened to me won't be told here. Haha.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF BMX?
If I'm not riding, I really only surf, skate or hangout with all of my friends which is usually just the MARKIT Crew.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ OR MAGAZINE YOU LOOKED AT?
I've been slowly reading a book called "The Happiness Project" and it's actually really good. I never read books so this is rare.
FIVE SONGS THAT HAVE TO BE ON A PLAYLIST?
Jimi Hendrix - Stone Free
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
David Bowie - Suffragette City
The Growlers - Dull Boy
The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY ROAD TRIP?
Boardshorts, sunglasses, extra pair of shoes, headphones and neck pillow.