OUR  STORY

"It all started when I was a young boy. I used to watch my Uncle Pat in the basement of his machine shop. He would collect and fix up old bicycles that he found at the town dump. After cleaning and repairing these bikes he would give them to the kids in his neighborhood. He had only repaired half a dozen bikes but that really impressed me. A voice in the back of my head said … 'Wow that’s pretty cool… if he could do 6 bikes… I could do 6000'. When I became an adult I started finding and repairing old bikes out of my garage and giving them to needy children at my wife’s elementary school where she was a teacher. Many years later I joined Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club. Here I found an army of like-minded people who helped me to expand my vision and create a larger goal of making recycled bikes available to the entire community. Hence in 2012 Northeast Community Cycles, a 501(c) 3 non-profit was born… getting bigger and better every year." -

President - Tony Suppa 


OUR  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tony  Suppa  ­ -  President  and  Founder                                                                                

  Tony  loves  bicycles… all  kinds  of  bicycles.   He  wants  to  spread  the  fun, health  and  transportation  benefits  of  cycling  to  as  many  people  as possible.   He  HAS  to  be  outside.   Tony  has  worked  20  + years  as  an independent  contractor.   After  raising  two  children,  he  finds  this  to  be his  most  rewarding  project  yet.   Tony  was  the  former  Incentives Chairman  for  Sound  Cyclists  Bicycle  Club.


 Shin  Miyoshi  ­ - Treasurer              

  Shin  is  an  avid  cyclist  and  active  member  of  the  Sound  Cyclist  Bicycle Club,  where  he  is  currently  a  Rides  Coordinator  for  club  rides.   He  is  a 30  year  veteran  of  the  not ­for ­ profit  sector  and  is  currently  the  Chief Financial  Officer  for  the  Westport  Weston  Family  Y.   At  the  Family  Y, Shin   leads  the  Finance  Department  which  includes  Accounting, Information  Technology  and  Human  Resources.

Phyllis Lodato-Suppa   -  Secretary

Phyllis  is  an  outdoor  enthusiast.   Biking ranks high on her list of passions along with snowboarding, hiking and camping.   Previously she was Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club Membership Director and board member.    She is also a sculptor and has been teaching art to elementary school children for the past 25 years.

Trent Luby   -   Head  Mechanic

Trent loves all things outdoors, be it hiking, climbing, or camping...but his true passion lies in cycling.   He enjoys downhill mountain biking, cross country and road riding.   Trent always works on his own bikes and worked with Northeast Bicycles in sales and as a mechanic for 2+ years.

Gary Andrews   -  Shop Manager

Gary enjoys various outdoor activities like hiking and biking, though his passion is skiing.   After a long career in telecommunication with AT&T and networking with Pitney Bowes, he is currently retired and active within this organization.

Don Stillman   –   Events  Coordinator

Don is a CPA and a member of Sound Cyclists for over 20 years.   Don has been actively involved in promoting cycling in the community.   He has been a Sound Cyclist Bloomin' Metric Director for 7 years and a Spin Odyssey Assistant Director.

Cindy Clark   -  Grant Manager

Cindy, a lifelong athlete, discovered cycling 20 years ago and has been an avid cyclist and active member of Sound Cyclist Bicycle Club ever since.   Cindy has been in nonprofit fund development since 2002, the last seven years as Director of Development at the Westport Library.

OUR  MECHANICS

Peter Monin

Al Deluca

Brian Shea

Bobbie Kinn

Jeff Munk

John Kocor