Ted Doering grew up in New Windsor, NY. He began building choppers in the late 1960s. While favoring Harleys, he collected custom and original Harley motorcycles and memorabilia. Together with his father, Gerald Doering, the two opened Motorcyclepedia in April 2011. Now, the rest of the world can experience and enjoy the father and son's extensive motorcycle and memorabilia collection. Ted presently serves as the museum's Director.