Kickstarting: An Innovative Bamboo Bike, Designed To Create Jobs In Alabama

HEROBike is spurring economic development in its hometown of Greensboro and bringing a two-wheeled piece of Alabama bamboo to you.

A cash-poor Black Belt town in Alabama is an unlikely birthplace for an inventive new bike technology. But that’s exactly what it became, when an enterprising nonprofit joined forces with a ragtag group of bike enthusiasts and designers.

Recently unveiled as a Kickstarter campaign, the team’s elegant, streamlined Semester Bicycle is much more than a bike; it’s a two-wheel vehicle for economic development.

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