Ordinary Dads are great, but cycling Dads are something special! We’re delighted to share and celebrate some of the Dads here on planet Terry. Tell us about yours!
Serena W. thanks Andy
My partner Andy has two wonderful boys (9 & 12) who love all things sports (skiing, biking, lacrosse, soccer, etc…) Lucky me, as a new member of the family they want to include me in all of it! Sooooo for my 40th they gave me a mountain bike.
Andy is an amazing father and partner, and was excited to include me in the family mountain biking weekend trips. (please note I am NEW to mountain biking). He is very supportive when we all have our melt downs on the trail (me included). He has the ability to keep encouraging us up steep rooty climbs, down steep switch back (I absolutely hate those) and patiently waits for me at the bottom. Andy and the boys never get frustrated with my slow pace and always have a smile on their faces. (maybe that is because I promise sweet treats after the ride!) Here’s to many more family mountain bike trips in the future and maybe someday I will be able to keep up on the downhills!
Jeannette S. shares niece Jillian’s appreciation of Greg
Here’s my niece’s family: Greg and Jillian with my grand niece and nephew, playing in the woods on their bikes with their Dad. Jillian wrote a note about their love for the outdoor time with their Dad:
I’m blessed to have a husband who pushes his family a little out of their comfort zone. Mountain biking is his passion and from an early age. He has made it part of our family in the summer time. I remember the first time he brought our daughter Kloe on her first real mountain bike ride, but forgot to tell her about the obstacles she would find in her way, such as roots, rocks, trees, etc. Kloe got into the woods and she started screaming “I’m going to die!” A little over dramatic, but after we had a good laugh, Greg went back to ride with her, and coached her along the way. By the end, we all left the woods with an epic ride, and we all still laugh about it to this day.
Phil D. recalls one of very many Burley rides
Father’s Day 2009. I miss our Burley rides. It was like riding with a parachute but I loved every minute of it. Always had to have one stuffed animal, 2-3 coloring books, sippy cup and a snack. Never made it through a ride without a nap.
Dave H. and a funny moment on a special ride
My oldest daughter, Meg, is our most active bike rider – here we stopped for a unique photo op, during our father and daughter ceremony ride on her wedding day. On another special occasion – her 30th birthday – my son Chris and I joined her on mountain bikes at Vermont’s Kingdom Trails.
Paula D. remembers Mr. Shortcut
My Dad, Tony, was always more of a car/motorcycle guy than a bike guy, but he did get me my first bicycle, and instilled in me a sense of two-wheeled adventure that has resulted in a career dedicated to women on wheels. I love this photo of his younger version on leave from the Army in Italy. Mr. Shortcut, because he was always able to find the quickest way in and out of things.
Colin D. remembers Dad Michael, and tandem rides with son AbhiMy Dad Michael was a life-long cyclist, and he passed his enthusiasm on to me. I treasure his collection of snapshots taken on epic adventures all over Britain with his mates, in the 1940s & 50s. I marvel at the terrain they managed on heavy steel bikes, loaded with canvas bags and camping equipment, equipped with Sturmey Archer 3-speeds. When I was a small boy he rode to work every day, and would return with panniers stuffed with veggies and flowers he grew in his allotment garden. I’m not sure my son Abhi has taken to cycling quite the way I did, but we racked up many happy miles with a trail-a-bike when he was younger. He really pulled his weight too – I felt like I had an engine on the back, and we could really fly with a little tailwind!
Lisa W. celebrates Rob
Colin S. remembers Dad Billy
Here’s my Dad racing along the River Thames… or possibly on an outdoor track. He got into competitive track cycling for a while, as well as tennis, and he played soccer professionally. Of my Dad’s stories, he mostly spoke of the funny times he would be stuck with flat tires!
Karyn L. shares Dave’s Dadly cycling selfie
Kelly K. shares Joel’s enthusiasm for 2 wheels of another variety
And while we’re on the subject, Kelly gives a shout out to the Dads who work at Terry
We are blessed to have a few a token males working here at Terry who not only fully support women’s cycling, but also the kids they are raising or have raised. And while rearing these fine young citizens, they’ve managed to instill the joy of two wheels along the way…
Director of Ecommerce, or Dr. Phil as we like to call him.
Director of Sales and Sails.
Warehouse Manager, Master Angler and King of the Grill.
Web Marketing Specialist and Lamb Whisperer.
Product Planning/Purchasing and our Newest Dad.
We salute you guys and wish you a Happy Fathers’ Day!