Director, Mark Jopling
Now retired, Mark founded and was president of a small investment banking firm, which focused on corporate acquisitions and divestitures. He and his wife of 41 years recently moved from Wexford to a new condominium development in Mars. They have two sons, one living in San Antonio and the other in Brooklyn.
Mark has been cycling since 1970, fairly seriously since 1985 (2500-5000 miles per year). He finds cycling to provide many mental and physical health benefits. He also tries to follow a whole foods, plant based diet. He does yoga and also meditates.
He hopes this new bike club will encourage others to bike and further develop healthy lifestyles. He believes that associating with like-minded people with respect to diet and exercise makes it easier to resist the many unhealthy temptations of modern society. He also believes that such association allows for a kind of socialization that is healthy unto itself and profoundly life enriching.