King of the Ride

By Ted King

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Former professional bike racer, current professional bike rider.

Episode Date
Scott Speed, professional car racer
Scott Speed is one of the most dynamic car racers of all time. Jumping from karting to Formula 1 to NASCAR to Rallycross -- with a smattering of championships thrown into the mix -- the guy is a jack of all trades on 4-wheels. Heck, he can mow a lawn faster than you! Scott and Ted ripped a ride, then caught up off the coast of Maine, before setting off north to continue their #tourXnewengland.
Aug 10, 2018
Stephen Hyde, US National Champion and all around badass
On the eve of Stephen Hyde’s final mountain bike race of the season, Ted and Stephen sit down to catch up on the goings-on of this well travelled, multi-faceted cyclist. Talking cyclocross in Florida, playing the guitar internationally, and his top tip to aspiring pros!
Aug 07, 2018
Billy Starr, Founder & Executive Director of Pan-Mass Challenge
Want to see more people on bikes? Billy Starr has discovered the magic formula, bringing 6,315 into the 39th annual Pan-Mass Challenge! The event has raised just shy of $600 million for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Institute. Starting this podcast with a little final 2018 Tour de France summary and analysis, Ted and Billy talk shop, the past, present, and future of the entire sport of cycling.
Jul 29, 2018
Richard Fries, friend of cycling so friend of yours
Does texting and riding bikes have you down? Too many cars? Too few bikes lanes? If there's too much negativity directed towards cycling, you need some Richard Fries in your life! Richard is a livelong cyclist, has worked in nearly every facet of the sport, serves as longtime Executive Director of MassBikes, and now helps bring more people get into to cycling with the Best Buddies organization. Richard is one of the nicest and most well spoken people to ride a bike.
Jul 21, 2018
Tour de France Special! Andrew Ference, NHL Stanley Cup Champion
After the JAM Grand Fundo, Ted caught up with NHL champion, bike rider extraordinaire, and all around great guy Andrew Ference. Covering topics way outside purely bikes and hockey (although those get their fair play also), this is a conversation you don't want to miss.
Jul 17, 2018
Jeremy Powers, Aspire Racing
Jeremy Powers has made a tear across the cyclocross scene. The most dominant racer for years, he's a master of his craft, and was crafty enough to start the JAM Fund to support development of cyclocross especially in his native New England. The ever smiling Jeremy and Ted sat down after the biggest fundraising event for that organization, the JAM Grand Fondo.
Jul 14, 2018
Farid Noori, Mountain Bike Afghanistan
Farid Noori is the founder of MTB Afghanistan, an organization meant to bring empowerment to his native country of Afghanistan. Currently a student at Middlebury College, Farid reached out to Ted years ago with the intrepid hopes of building cycling infrastructure back at home as well as to pursue elite athletic hopes of racing in the Olympics under the Afghan flag. He's definitely on the right track.
Jul 13, 2018
Tim Johnson, professional clergyman of all things bicycle
Tim Johnson is a friend of the bicycle and a friend of Ted's. He taught Ted to brush my teeth after bike rides and he teaches hoards of people throughout the land why the bicycle is an incredible tool for change, for empowerment, and betterment. Tim is a lifelong racer with a sliver of fitness that he can let out of the bag now and again. Tim and Ted caught up on day one of the 6 day, 500 mile traverse, the #tourXnewengland.
Jul 09, 2018
Jim Merithew, Creative Director at inGamba
Jim Merithew is a photographer by trade, a writer by talent, and one of the most creative minds you'll ever encounter. Jim started the website, he was the photography director at at the advent of the modern internet, and now his mind spins 1,000,000mph with ideas as creative director at inGamba tours. Jim is a crack up and spouts ideas with Ted how to improve the entire sport of cycling. Just a heads up, the audio hits a hiccup a 20 minutes, so apologies for the ambient noise.
Jun 27, 2018
Austin McInerny, president of NICA
Austin McInerny is the president of NICA, the coast to coast, high school mountain biking league. NICA is the leading feeder of young Americans getting into the sport of cycling and Austin is at the helm leading the charge. Austin and Ted sit down to a conversation at the NICA headquarters in Berkeley, CA where Austin has risen from coach to board member to head of the board to now president.
Jun 18, 2018
Jim Meyer, founder of Quarq
Amidst driving cross-country, moving from California to Vermont, Ted swings through an eyeopening Spearfish, SD. The original beacon was the Gold Rush Gravel Race, but Spearfish is also home to industry leader Quarq. Ted and founder Jim Meyer have been happily acquainted since as early as 2008, so the two had lots to catch up on across the cycling spectrum in their ten year history.
Jun 11, 2018
Dirty Kanza special with Lelan Dains
Lelan Dains is a co-race director of the gravel mecca that is Dirty Kanza. The day after DK 2018, Ted and Lelan sat down to decompress how the entire event went down.
Jun 04, 2018
Dan Hughes, King of Kanza
Dirty Kanza is just 36 hours away at the time of this recording so it's time to catch up with the King of Kanza, Dan Hughes. A 4 time winner of the event, Ted and Dan chat all things dirt and well beyond that topic too.
Jun 01, 2018
Miguel Crawford, founder of Grasshopper Adventure Series
Welcome to Ted King's podcast series, King of the Ride. We sit down with the creator of the Grasshopper Adventure Series, Miguel Crawford, and talk about all things mixed-terrain. Now in its 20th year, the Grasshoppers are nothing but adventure with a huge community feeling to it.
May 27, 2018