Ted has been using his bike as a main source of transportation year-round in the Minneapolis metro since 2003, including 15 years of commuting 20+ miles per day. Previously in his career, he spent a decade as the Youth Activities Director for the Depot Coffee House in Hopkins, six years with the Dero Bike Rack Company, and most recently in his current role as the Supporter Relations and Engagement Manager with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota whose home office is in the Minneapolis Longfellow neighborhood. In each of these roles and in his personal life, he has always strived to incorporate bicycle and pedestrian advocacy as a way to build community and strengthen relationships. Ted serves as an admin on the popular Twin Cities Bicycle Trading Post and Twin Cities Stolen Bikes groups on Facebook and as a weekly ride leader with the popular Sunday rides at Utepils Brewing. Legitimizing cycling and walking for transportation has been and remains a central component of Ted’s identity. When not on his bike, you may find him unnecessarily fixing his bikes, showering his insecure dog with affirming compliments, canoeing, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, gardening, or playing yard games.