Jared’s been around cycling in Utah for a minute or two, and hit the career reset button during the pandemic and joined Contender Bicycles where he helps with e-commerce, sales, communications and grab things off the top shelf for the shorter members of the Contender staff. When he’s not at the shop, he’s trying to figure out a way to ride more often now that he’s back in the saddle with a Pinarello Dyodo e-gravel bike. Jared is the gray hair champion of the sales floor and has cuter grandkids than anyone else.
Hometown: Montpelier, Idaho, aka, Bear Lake, aka God’s Country
Favorite Ride: Hell’s Backbone & Hogsback Loop near Escalante
Dream Bike: Yuba Spicy Curry or Urban Arrow Family. Seriously, I’ve got grandkids and this seems like the most fun way to spend a day with them.Fun Fact: In a past life, I was a sports journalist for more than 20 years, was a daily newspaper sports editor, covered high school, college, professional sports and reported on a few dozen world records set by Olympic Gold Medalists.