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About Tyrone Siglos

Tyrone is a Vancouver ultra-endurance cyclist, the founder of Riley’s Rips – a bike scavenger hunt in Vancouver B.C that encourages local folx to get out and explore our city, and is a fierce advocate for “alternative” cycling communities.

MILESTONES:

2024: Hosts the third annual summer series of Riley’s Rips inclusive bike events

2023: Hosts the second annual summer series of Riley’s Rips inclusive bike events

2022: BC Epic 1000 Yo-yo on a single speed bike

2022: Hosts the first annual summer series of Riley’s Rips inclusive bike events

2022: HUB Cycling’s 2022 People’s Choice Award

2021: First EVER Canadian Triple Everesting

2020-2023: Transitioned from commuter and quit his job to become a food delivery bud

2019: First attempt & completion of Everesting

2012: Traded his SUV in for a SUV in for a $300 Craigslist single-speed commuter bike

I began my cycling journey as an adult when I got tired of running 10 kilometres with my dog, Riley–every day. During that time, I found a new sense of freedom and was pushed by the question, “Where can I go?” It wasn’t long until I sold my vehicle and commuted everywhere by bike. 

When Covid hit, I was laid off and forced to transition jobs, which led me to sign up to deliver for UberEats. At first, my goal was to work a single 100 kilometre day. Pretty soon that became a full week of 100 kilometre days. My motivation turned from, “Where can I go,” to “How far can I go?” When I got to the point of completing 600 kilometre weeks, I began searching for a bigger goal. That’s when I found out about Everesting. Ride my bike the same elevation as Mount Everest in a single ride? Hell yeah! 

On September 20th, 2020, I Everested Grouse Mountain, riding a total of 203 kilometres and 9053 metres of elevation over 14 hours. Many Everestings had been done in Vancouver, but this was the first successful attempt of Grouse Mountain. I was wrecked, exhausted, and needed weeks to recover. Still, I wasn’t quite satisfied. 

On the summer solstice in 2021, I set out to complete a Triple Everesting on Vancouver’s three North Shore mountains: Seymour, Grouse, and Cypress. By Everesting rules, I had to do it in a single ride. The plan: ride to Seymour, Everest Seymour; ride to Grouse, Everest Grouse; ride to Cypress, Everest Cypress. When I left my house Friday, June 18th at 7:22 in the evening, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish what I set out to do. A single Everesting had nearly ruined me and the idea of tripling it was daunting (to say the least). I knew I had to do the work of getting myself up and down the mountain, but I wasn’t alone in the journey. With the help of my supportive wife, the Vancouver cycling community, and a supply of endless donuts and weed, my dream became a reality. Nearly 72 hours after I’d started, I hurled myself down the last descent with 812 kilometres and 27,000 metres of elevation under my wheels–making my ride the first (and only) Triple Everesting in Canada.

Riding for 72 hours straight gave me a lot of time to think about my life choices and I found the answer to my question, “How far can I go?” As far as I fucking want!

Now, I’m getting back to my roots. Where I came from. Where it all started. That is, where can I–one person with their bike–go? Where will my next adventure take me? I’m still figuring that out, but I hope you’ll come along for the ride.

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Recent Articles & Press

Tyrone Siglos State fixie 2 | ← Five pro bikes (and one fixie) from Belgian Waffle Ride Canada – Canadian Cycling Magazine, May 2023

The courier who stopped the convoy in Vancouver explains how it all happened – Canadian Cycling Magazine, February 2022

Tyrone Siglos, Triple Everesting ROAM – the Everesting Podcast, December 2021

Vancouver cyclist takes pandemic riding to extremes with North Shore climbing challenge – CBC, June 2021

Bike Tag is the cycling game we need right now – Momentum Magazine, May 2021

New cycling game encourages participants to explore Vancouver – Vancouver Is Awesome, March 2021