Major Taylor Project Director
Wheels: Specialized Tarmac Pro, Guerciotti, Cervelo PT2 track bike
Commute: 15 miles from West Seattle
Favorite Seattle Ride: The "Divorce Ride," West Seattle to Browns Point
Ed is a Minnesota native and developed a love for cycling through family bike trips and riding to work with his father. Ed completed his first bike race in 1984 and has been hooked ever since. After graduating from the College of St. Thomas in '88, he moved to Seattle to start a seventeen-year sales & marketing career with Honeywell, Steelcase, and Haworth.
In 2007, Ed left the corporate world and joined Cycle University to pursue his passion for coaching, instructing, and sharing the benefits of cycling. While coaching and marketing for Cycle University, Ed discovered the great advocacy work of the Cascade Bicycle Club and accepted the opportunity to direct the Major Taylor Project. The Major Taylor Project is a prefect representation of Ed's purpose and passion for cycling: "Everyone, regardless of race, gender, age, ability, or money, should be able to enjoy a bike. The 'bike' has literally transformed my life."
Ed lives in West Seattle and enjoys music, golf, donuts and bikes.