WELCOME TO SOPO!

OUR MISSION...
…is to create equitable access to cycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance, services and education.

OUR SHOP…
…provides a central forum for sharing equipment, materials, and expertise, and facilitates affordable, practical, hands-on support for cyclists of all ages and skill levels.

VOLUNTEER.
Sign Up Here!!

EMAIL UPDATES.
Count me in!

DONATE.

SoPo’s Annual Fundraising Campaign

2014 is rolling on and SoPo needs your help!

Over the past year, nearly 130 dedicated volunteers have helped over 6,500 shop visitors learn to maintain their bicycles. We collaborated with community partners such as the International Refugee Council, Habitat for Humanity, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and Catholic Charities, and given away over 150 bicycles.

Our plans for 2014 include a new earn-a-bike partnership with the Gateway Center for the Homeless, hiring an executive director and volunteer coordinator to help solidify SoPo’s organizational structure, and expanding our existing programs and open shop hours to get more bikes to more people.

With these goals in mind, SoPo is launching our first ever Annual Fundraising Campaign. We  know you are a friend of SoPo and you appreciate what we do. As you take time to think about giving this year, we ask that you please consider showing your support by donating to SoPo. Any amount you can spare will go a long way in helping SoPo expand its reach and improve its operations.

If you are interested in donating, click on the Givlet link:


Checks may be mailed to: SoPo Bicycle Cooperative, 1270 Caroline St NE, Ste D120-392, Atlanta, GA 30307

Rim Racer

image

Someone put this together at the shop

Gateway and SoPo Do Good

SoPo’s program with Gateway and the Do Good project continues. And it’s been pretty awesome! Bike racks were installed at Gateway. And there is more to come.

20140712_122504[1] 20140712_130311[1]

WeCycle Atlanta Block Party

From our friends at WeCycle…

 **JOIN US JULY 26th **

Wecycle Atlanta’s Fundraising Finale, Community Rally & BLOCK PARTY!!

The Do The Bike Thing Movement & Shawn Deangelo Presents: The Block Party!

Join WeCycle Atlanta, the Ashview Heights community, and some of Atlanta’s most love and courageous artist to bring a close to the Do The Bike Thing Indiegogo Fundraiser!

{{ **JULY 26TH BLOCK PARTY & COMMUNITY RALLY ARTIST REVEALED** }}

The Remnant, Marian Mereba, YaNi & The Peace, BLK RBL FLGJon Goode, Allah’s Apprentice, Che’Zee, Bryson Green, Miloh Smith, Sky Hy, Thurston Lopes, Proverbs, SenoritAwesome, NGtvzRO, Jehuti, Rico Harper, Karen Alise

Hosted by: Basheer Jones

This Block Party will be filled with family fun on community grounds and an adult turn-up in the Wecycle Atlanta house for those very special supporters!

Block party activities include:

YOGA – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament – Hop-Scotch – Westside Beltline Bike Tours – Food Trucks – Garden Swap Meet – Live Food Demonstrations – B Boy Battles – Dunking Booth – Photo Booth – Face Painting – Community Rally – and more!

SPECIAL RAFFLE AND SILENT AUCTION ITEMS!
From Dinner at No Mas Cantina to Bicycles donated by our friends at Boxcar Grocer!

Charity Bikes for Habitat

image

SoPo continues our partnership with Habitat for Humanity. New home owners get a bike safety class, basic bike maintenance class, and their own bike. It’s an awesome partnership that continues.

Gravel Riding

image

Our friends at ATLX put together a gravel ride at Serenbe this past Sunday. Close to 15 riders set out to ride the country roads around Serenbe. It was a fun time with a great group in the beauty of the country.

This prepares us for next month’s Red Clay Ramble in Milledgeville, GA.

image

image

image

A Night at DLV

image

A great night of racing with our friends at Dick Lane Velodrome.

image

image

image

Join while young.

image

Team Building

image

A minivan packed full of bikes thanks to Veeam Software. Veeam had a team building activity to build kids bikes. 18 kids bikes were built. They then donated the bikes to a deserving organization.

SoPo will look over the bikes and double check the great work that Veeam Software had done. After, the bikes will go to Whitefoord Elementary school to ‘ve given for their bike club.

A special thanks to Veeam Software for giving back to the community. These bikes will go a long way in kids lives.

PS, Veeam Software also donated 18 helmets.

image

Continue reading

Love Grows Here

image

Check out the bike pin mounted on top of a little free library.

image

Help Install Bike Racks at Gateway!

drill

With your help, Creative Loafing and Sopo raised $2,900 to build a Sopo mobile repair trailer and to help put bike racks inside of the Gateway Center.

On Saturday, July 12th at 9:00 am we are putting in bike racks for the folks in the Gateway Center so the residents who have earned bikes through Sopo have a good place to store them. We’ll need some volunteers to come help out!

If you want to help install racks, sign up here. All volunteers who help out get FREE LUNCH! You don’t need to be a current Sopo volunteer to help install the racks.

Performance

image

Official bicycle of the U.S. Cycling Team.

image