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

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…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.

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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 Rescue Committee, 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

King of Pops’ Endless Summer

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Right after Atlanta Streets Alive is King of Pops’ Endless Summer party. The party benefits Atlanta Streets Alive. SoPo also donated 2 bikes for the bike raffle. Keep on coming out and enjoying the fun this Sunday.

Atlanta Streets Alive Bicycle Parade

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To kick things off for Atlanta Streets Alive is the Bicycle Parade. Get your mustache on. Maybe even a Faster Mustache.

Atlanta Streets Alive Is This Sunday

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This Sunday September 28th is Atlanta Streets Alive. Come out, enjoy the fun, and support Atlanta Streets Alive, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, and all those awesome festive folks taking over the streets.

Are you up for the Atlanta Bike Challenge?

Atlanta Bike Challenge FactSheetGiven that you’re reading a post on your Friendly Neighborhood Bike Co-op’s blog, the answer to that question is probably a yes, but this isn’t your average bike-to-work challenge. Racking up the miles isn’t the main objective. Instead, you’re recruiting an army. All you have to do is ride ten minutes or more between Sept. 28 and Oct. 19, and recruit as many of your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to do the same. And they can ride anywhere, it doesn’t have to be commuting to work. Ride to happy hour. Ride to the grocery store and back. Got a friend who isn’t comfortable riding in traffic? Introduce him to the BeltLine. Coworker completely fed up with her commute? Take her for a lap on the gravel loop at Cochran Shoals park. Know somebody that wants to start riding but doesn’t want to shell out for a new ride? Send them our way. We’ll get them set up.

 

You can get all the details and register your organization at www.atlbikechallenge.com

Stolen Bike – Schwinn LeTour

A public service for our community; Danielle’s Schwinn LeTour was stolen from her yard in L5P. If you see it, let us know at info@sopobikes.org.

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Look out for each other.

Getting Ready For Cyclocross

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It’s the last weekend before the Georgia Cyclocross season starts. The last ATLX practice had great folks come out to push each other.
We like cyclocross and think you will too. Come out and take part in it. If you need a loaner bike, we have some available.

Whitefoord Bike Club

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The Whitefoord Elementary School Bike Club is getting started. This was a great partnership between several organizations to get the bikes, fix them up, and finally get the bikes to kids. Thanks to everyone involved.

Veeam Software who had the team building exercise to build the bikes which were donated to the Whitefoord Bike Club.

Whitefoord Elementary School for getting kids on bikes.

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New Belgium Clips at O4W Skate Park

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Getting the place ready for tonight!

New Belgium Clips Supporting the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

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Tonight off the Beltline at the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park is New Belgium’s Clips, Beer and Film Tour. It’s a fundraiser for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Join us for the fun and to support a great organization that keeps on supporting cyclists in Atlanta.

Fun starts at 7:30. The event is free and open to the public.