Tisha Eggleston is a special education teacher, bicyclist and mother of two boys. You might see her riding with friends around town on her custom bike, “Betty,” built by
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“My husband and I had the opportunity to go to Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2011,” says Eggleston. “It was fascinating because everybody there rides a bike, and the culture there was just so different from what we do here in the U.S. Everybody’s pretty laid-back. Everybody takes time to just enjoy each other’s company, to go where they need to go. Even though people are probably in a hurry, they give the impression that they’re not.” Photo: @clancycoop
“Bettie Page is obviously a style icon of mine, but I don’t necessarily follow a complete Rockabilly look or a complete Bettie Page look because it’s not super practical,” says Eggleston. “It looks really cool, but I’m a special ed teacher, and dressing up in petticoats and fun Rockabilly stuff every day isn’t practical when you have to teach kids. I also think I have a little bit of a flare for 1940s film noir femme fatale.” Photo: @clancycoop
Eggleston has baskets on her bike and uses them often. “I love carrying around my little cans of Sofia [sparkling wine],” says Eggleston. “If you’re just going to do a small bike ride, you never know when you might have to stop off to the side of the trail and celebrate something, like friends who’ve gone 200 miles in a week, or just the fact that you’re hanging out with friends.” Photo: @clancycoop
“I like doing rides where you can go 20 to 30 miles and it doesn’t feel like maybe you’ve gone 20 to 30 miles,” says Eggleston. “My girlfriends and I have our Sunday. We call it Sunday [Rides], where we end up somewhere on the Jordan River Parkway or on Legacy.” Photo: @clancycoop
“I wear a lot of dresses because dresses are a lot easier to bike in than other clothes are, I think,” says Eggleston. “I like the freedom of biking in a dress. Lots of women in Copenhagen bike in dresses. I was amazed at how many women there actually bike in short skirts, long skirts, teeny tiny skirts, whatever kind of skirts.” Photo: @clancycoop
Tisha’s bike, Betty, was built to her specification by Saturday Cycles. It is adorned with many personal touches. Photo: @clancycoop