Chris Clark, Executive Director

Chris began volunteering with Second Chance Bikes in 2018 and became Executive Director in 2019. Before that, he earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of New Orleans and has over a decade of experience in bicycle advocacy. He is dedicated to creating a more equitable and mobile community. Contact him at or 843 872-8252.

Paul Keefer, Director Emeritus & Founder

Retiring to Charleston from Richmond, VA in 2014, Paul started a Bikes for the World satellite operation locally the next year. In 2017 the group collected then shipped 2000 bikes to Central America from Charleston. The next year Paul recognized a need to serve the people of Charleston and established Second Chance Bikes. Paul graduated from Marietta College and earned an MBA from the University of Georgia in 1974. He had a 22-year Finance career with Philip Morris and is a retired U.S. Navy Captain. A lifelong love of sports and a passion for good causes, Paul is driven to bring simple, affordable, and reliable transportation to those who really need it.

Wayne Wert, MUSC

Dr. Weart is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), as well as Professor of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine, MUSC. He serves as a member of the Trident United Way Community Investment Review Team and is one of many Hot Dog Ministry volunteers involved with serving the homeless of Charleston. Dr. Weart also is very active in his church serving on several committees and as a prayer partner.

Gage Cooper

A lifelong resident of Charleston, Gage Cooper has over 15 years of experience in the bike industry. In 2015 he opened Cooper River Cycles, Daniel Island’s first and only bike shop.

Greg Jones

Jay Mace