HERObike, a nonprofit bike shop in Greensboro, is dedicated to ending poverty in and around Hale County. Former Victoria’s Secret designer Pam Dorr came up with the idea to put indigenous bamboo to use and create local jobs. The premise is to build a better bike out of bamboo – yes, bamboo – which is lightweight but strong, making it ideal for a bike frame. Bikes are made on site and workshops are offered for people who want to build their own. HERO stands for Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization, the nonprofit group that got HERObike up and running.
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