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Hummels pedals across America

David HummelsSince he was 13 years old, Distinguished Professor of Economics David Hummels has dreamed of biking across the country. After serving as Dr. Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Daniels School from 2014-2023, he decided to live out the dream as he finishes his sabbatical. The Colorado native will return to the faculty on July 1 to further pursue his love of research and teaching.

Hummels and several other cyclists dipped their front tires in the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach on May 5, starting a seven-week journey that will culminate with another wheel dunk in the Atlantic Ocean just outside Boston on June 21. Hummels is writing a daily blog about the trip, which covers about 3,400 miles and passes through 15 states. Follow along for an inspiring and often amusing recap of his coast-to-coast journey.