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About Nils Axen


My name is Nils Axen and I am currently a fourth year student of Architecture at Cornell University. I am eager to hit the road and work hard for this amazing cause!

Bike the US for MS is a cross-continental mission to provide help for those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and to raise awareness about the disease.

I am dedicating my ride to a family friend, Paul Kanelba. Years ago, Paul and my dad bought bikes together. Tragically, Paul later developed Multiple Scelrosis and could no longer ride his bike, so he gave it to my dad. He in turn gave it to me, and I have been riding Paul’s bike for years since. I would like to honor him by dedicating this Bike the US for MS ride to him.

 My dad introduced me to cycling and we’ve done many trips together. I find that bike trips offer unparalleled opportunities to appreciate landscapes and meet people you wouldn’t encounter by other types of travel. I haven’t yet approached a bike trip of this magnitude, though, and I am ready to take it on full force!

Our team will be biking from Bar Harbor ME to Seattle WA (4,295 miles) in 68 days. We will average 70 miles each day on the road. During the ride we will be raising awareness for MS and completing service projects for people with MS along the way. I will be raising $1 for every mile I ride to reach my goal of $4,295 in support of MS research and patient car, and I can’t do it without your generous help.

Donations can be made directly on this page on the upper right corner by clicking the "Donate" tab. All donations are tax deductible.* Be sure to check out other pages on this site for information about where we go and what we do!



*Bike the US for MS Inc. is a 501c3 tax exempt organization; tax ID #27-2192426

Alternatively, donations can be mailed to:

Bike the US for MS

PO Box 10001

Blacksburg VA, 24062

Address the check to "Bike the US for MS" and be sure to indicate my name in the memo line!

Nils Axen's Fundraising


ALL 2015 TEAMS TOTAL: $578429

RAISED: $4580
Anonymous $800.00
Anonymous $120.00
Carolyn Hamilton $100.00
Emma Vizzini $100.00
Eric Johnson $100.00
Fran Onne-Fong $100.00
Harvey Milkman $100.00
Jerry Mirotznik $100.00
Josh Kaplan $100.00
Julia Axelsson $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
kiyoka koizumi $100.00
Marie Axen $100.00
Mitchell Feldman $100.00
Nils Axen $100.00
Susan Elliott $100.00
Tony Sclafani $100.00
Elizabeth and Jeff Toretsky $75.00
Anthony Sgherza $50.00
Charisse Hiigel $50.00
Iftikhar Dadi $50.00
Joyce Szuflita $50.00
Judy Storch $50.00
Julie Cohn $50.00
Kenneth Treitel $50.00
Lloyd Sederer $50.00
Martin Sternlicht $50.00
Mary Fasano $50.00
Nicholas Vermitsky $50.00
Petra Hiigel $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Allie Wills $45.00
Barbara A Genco $43.00
Danny Vizzini $43.00
Cameron Neuhoff $40.00
Katherine Anderson $40.00
Roseanne Schnoll $36.00
Luca seniss $35.00
Anonymous $32.00
Aleks Stojkovic $31.00
Angela Carbone $30.00
Ashley Kossakowski $30.00
Daniel Tompkins $30.00
Idalia Bamert $30.00
Jimmy Chen $30.00
Maur Dessauvage $30.00
Paige Kozak $30.00
priscilla o $30.00
Randi Fain $30.00
Sarah Keys $30.00
Ed Hodson $25.00
Emily Jenkins $25.00
Jeanne Stafford $25.00
Kath Usitalo $25.00
Anonymous $25.00
Matthew Higgins $25.00
neil simon $25.00
Neil Zwillinger $25.00
Raymond Weston $25.00
Renee Dinnerstein $25.00
Bayla Bryski $20.00
Cady Lister $20.00
Anonymous $20.00
frederic hills $20.00
Jose Ibarra $20.00
Mark Lennihan $20.00
Christine Cody $15.00
Hugo van Halder $15.00
Becky Ganley $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Michelle Zobel $10.00
Mike Babcock $10.00
Patricia Caballero $10.00
Anonymous $10.00
Terry Gold $10.00