Nelson’s Ride is an annual slow motorcycle ride in memory of Nelson Selig, Sr., who was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 2, 2000, leaving behind a wife (Felicia), two children (Nelson Jr. and Kristin), two sisters (Melanie and Jeannine), his mother (Faye Brophy), his step father (Bob Brophy), and many good friends.
The annual fundraiser began in August 2000, is intended to make one of Nelson Sr.’s dreams come true: to send his children to college. That dream was accomplished and in 2003, Nelson’s widow Felicia requested that our Team begin helping other local families of riders killed in accidents with the funds raised from Nelson’s Ride.
Additionally, Nelly’s Bill became law in Massachusetts in 2004 as a result of the hard work of motorcyclists’ lobbying efforts. It mandates that motorcycle awareness programs be included in drivers’ education courses. The bill was named in honor of Nelson Selig, Sr.
Letter from Felicia Selig: I wish to thank the motorcyclists who have contributed so much to my family, and me who’ve helped us get through some tough times. The scholarship funds donated each year for our children will ensure Nelson’s goals of their education are fulfilled. Last year I asked the Nelson’s Ride Planning Committee to begin donating a portion of the funds raised to other motorcyclists’ families in need, in Nelson’s memory. Again this year, I want to thank everyone, and let’s ‘rally’ to help others, as Nelson would have done. Thank you all, Felicia