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STEPHEN

MY WHY
my heart breaks when people struggle to recognize their worth. There's a unique spirit at Verticity, a rising tide if you will, that lifts up all riders physically, emotionally, and spiritually. To be able to contribute to that tide and to leak that spirit into this community is my "why".

HOMETOWN
BRENTWOOD, TN

FAVORITE PLACES
Hatteras Island, NC / Sea Island, GA / Raleigh, NC / Beersheba Springs, TN

MY PLAYLISTS SOUND LIKE
An EDM remix of something you'd hear on Lightning 100, anything featuring Chance the Rapper, and probably some alt-J during cool down

FAVORITE LOCAL HANGS
Outlanders Southern Chicken, Mazatlán Restaurant, Garden Brunch Cafe, Sky Blue Cafe, Bridgestone Arena section 115 row JJ during the Stanley Cup Finals

INSTAGRAM
@stephen_tedder

BIO
My youth pastor growing up was a road cyclist. I got into road cycling to spend more time with him. Now, as a youth pastor myself, I see that he probably got into road cycling for self-care in response to me. After selling my road bike to fund an engagement ring for that cute red-head (#noragrets), I fell in love with indoor cycling. Indoor cycling is how I fill back up after a long week of pouring out. Verticity is where I can be my most authentic self. I pray it can be that for you, as well!