Trevecca Nazarene University

Bicycling is productive hobby for a professor

Don Kintner, a professor at Trevecca Nazarene University, completed his fifth annual race in the Tour de Cure hosted by the American Diabetes Association. He was one of 150 cyclists who accepted the challenge of a two-day trip that winds through the back roads of middle Tennessee. The ultimate goal is to raise money for the ADA to ìprevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.î This yearís journey led bicyclers from Murfreesboro to Monteagle, Tennessee. June 5-6 proved to be advantageous days for biking as the weather was clear and cool through the mountainous trek. Training for this race was not an obstacle for Kintner since he has maintained his status as an active bicycler while teaching sociology, psychology, and management and human relations for twenty years at Trevecca. A professor in the Management and Human Relations Program at Trevecca, Kintner seizes the opportunity to bike when he travels to off-campus locations to teach. Distances as far as 82 miles do not stand in the way of an opportunity for him to bike. The next class has Kintner traveling to Tullahoma. Last year Kintner raised $2100 via donations and sponsors. He hopes to raise the same amount this year. Kintner lent an extra hand this year because he was a member of the committee that planned the route. This yearís route was more inviting than prior routes because it was round trip. In the past, the route has taken bikers from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they must find their own way back home. His participation on the committee prevented him from raising many funds, but donations are still accepted through the end of June. Please contact Kintner by e-mail to offer financial assistance ( (6/14/04)