Speed has always been in Tyler Bereman’s blood. “I wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for him,” he says of his grandfather, Captain Ron, who put him on a motorcycle in the first place. “He’s provided an insane life for his family. All I can do is make him proud.”
The House That Built Me is our new documentary about Tyler. The film highlights his small-town origins in Templeton, on the Central Coast of California, where he grew up surrounded by bikes. A lethal combination of style, speed, and the most precise bit of technical prowess, all baked in to produce the well-rounded athlete that Tyler is today.
The story of Tyler is one about acceptance, in a sense. He keeps an open mind, and he’s full of passion for everything that involves being on two wheels. As a former supercross racer who pivoted to free riding, Tyler’s covered all his bases. Whether it was as a member of The Salinas Ramblers Motorcycle Club or while flying toward an X Games gold medal, he likes to hit big jumps and has one of the best motocross whips in the game, and he does not limit himself to one style of riding. Don’t believe us? Watch the film below.
Whether it’s flat track racing with his dad or hanging out at Day In The Dirt, Tyler’s always the one in the pits, enjoying himself and making the most of every moment.
And while Tyler realizes there’s an inherent risk every time he hops on a motorcycle, he feels that it’s outweighed by its rewards. “You can’t put those feelings into words,” he says. “That’s why I do what I do, for these feelings. It makes me feel alive.”
But he didn’t do it all on his own. Tyler’s grandfather and father poured their lives into his success. And it’s under their watchful eye that Tyler has become a name in every moto conversation.
Featuring interviews with Tyler’s family and industry legends like Robbie Maddison and Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, The House That Built Me unearths who he really is and all the people and events that have shaped him along the way.
Photos and story by 805 Beer