Dad converted to cycling in 2002 to ride with Chad as "Team Chad and Dad" at Death Valley. He fell in love with the event and the passion of that all the riders have for this cause. Like Chad, he has completed 17 Rides to Cure Diabetes... including the Death Valley venue (10 times) and Killington Vt, Tucson Az, LaCrosse Wi, Burlington Vt, Amelia Island Fl and Saratoga Springs NY.
At the 2015 La Crosse Ride, he was honored by being given the event's "Promise" Jersey.
In 2016, he became a certified USAC Cycling Coach in order to provied support for chapter training rides and assisting riders the day of the events. He has coached at Burlington, Amelia Island, La Crosse and Satatoga Springs.
If all goes according to plan, Charlie will be completing his 18th ride by participating in the 20th Anniversary Ride at Death Valley.