MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 15 – MARK SCOTCH – KIDNEY DONOR ATHLETE / MOUNTAIN BIKER”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Josh gets together with Mark Scotch from Wisconsin to discuss something a little different. Mark is a mountain biker, ultra endurance athlete and kidney donor. He shares his story of his awesome and selfless story.

Topics in the show include:

  • How Mark got into mountain biking
  • From mountain biking to competing in marathon mountain bike events
  • How Mark decided to become a kidney donor
  • How to donate a kidney without being a match – National Kidney Registry
  • The Organ Trail – Mark’s website for awareness
  • Mark’s ride from Plover, Wisconsin to Madison, Wisconsin for the surgery
  • Mark’s Ride from Madison to Natchitoches, Louisiana (Spring 2021)
  • Marks surgery and recovery
  • Sharing the message
  • Closing comments

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Organ Trail: https://theorgantrailhm.wordpress.com/
Organ Trail Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hughsmithmarkscotch/
National Kidney Registry: https://www.kidneyregistry.org/index.php
Ned Brooks – Kidney to Kidney (Marks Transplant Dr): https://www.donortodonor.com/ned-brooks
Kidney Donor Athletes: https://kidneydonorathlete.org/
Kidney Donor Athlete Story Mark Scotch: https://kidneydonorathlete.org/category/mark-ss-story/
Email Mark Scotch: mkscotch@gmail.com

Support for Trail EAffect Comes from Smith’s Bike Shop in La Crosse, WI: https://smithsbikes.com/

This show has been edited and produced by Evolution Trail Services, for more information go to:

Evolution Trail Services: www.evotrails.com
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com 

If you have any questions about Mountain Bike Radio in general, please contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your journey Mark. I truly enjoyed hearing your story. Even though I am your sister, I learned so much from this interview. You have me inspired, and I am making plans to join your April ride (this time I plan to ride with you, and not just meet up to cheer you on). Thank you Ben for connecting with Mark to share this life-saving story.

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