Doug Nelson

Doug hails from Wisconsin. He started riding the TNHBR in 2015 and has ridden every year since. In 2017 he convinced his wife, Martha, to join him. Martha has both ridden day 3 and participated as a support volunteer.

How long have you cycled and what got you into it?

5 years ago I was far from what anyone would consider healthy. I decided that cycling might improve things. Losing 100 pounds is definitely healthy.

What do you do for work?

I am now the Pieper Endowed Chair for Servant Leadership at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, a private university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

What brought you to the Trans NH Ride?

In honor of my two grand-nephews who have Duchennes, I searched for a multi-day ride to raise funds to fight MD. This ride was (and is) the only one that could be found.

What keeps you coming back?

The people, the camaraderie, the giving, the helping, the people, the food, great views, the people, the great organization.

What is something others on the ride might not know about you?

I teach engineering, after getting my degree in agriculture.

What are 3 things you would like your profile to say?

  • I love biking, to the tune of 4000 miles per year
  • I love hills, uphills!
  • I do a bike tour immediately after the TNHBR
  • The best paved bike trails are in Madison county Illinois

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