For some, a bike might be a way to exercise, a way to get around or a way to enjoy a nice afternoon. Bikes might provide a way to explore a neighborhood or city in a different way, or connect with others who also love zooming around on two weeks.
For Eric Supil, executive director of Charlotte nonprofit Trips for Kids, bikes are all of that and so much more.
Which is kind of funny when you learn that Eric didn’t learn how to ride a bike until he was 14 years old. Even after he did learn to ride, he was never that into it. But then he moved from Charlotte, where he grew up, to Boston after college. At a self-described “weird” time in his life, Eric was able to connect with his new city, work through what was going on in his head and find an organization that meant a lot to him: Bikes Not Bombs, another biking-focused nonprofit.