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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 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

Bike Tour of Trees in Virginia-Highland – 4/27

This weekend will be the Bike Tour of Trees in Virginia-Highland. On Sunday April 27, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm; Trees Atlanta will be leading a free tour. Info and RSVP here.

Trees Atlanta along with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition presents a “Tree Tour on Bikes”, led by ISA Certified Arborist Linc Weis and experienced ride leaders from ABC.  This family-oriented ride visits the Virginia-Highland Neighborhood Arboretum along quiet neighborhood streets as well as a stretch of the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine while showcasing diverse ornamental and flowering trees. 
This easy ride has options for 2 or 4 miles of touring and can be managed by most elementary school kids. Younger children and cyclists who have yet to develop street skills are welcome as passengers in bike seats and trailers driven by adults.  Frequent stops and interesting stories accommodate all ages.

Feel free to bring your own refreshments and refillable water bottle for water stop at John Howell Park.  Also come along for an optional lunch stop afterward at a local Virginia-Highland restaurant.

Meet at John Howell Park at 9:30 for a 10AM departure.  A 9:30 arrival time will allow us to sign you in, check equipment and brief riders on our route and safety rules.   Whereas light mechanical problems can be handled by our ride leaders, our tour will more pleasant if your bike arrives in good working order.  Participants are expected to wear helmets. You are encouraged to bring a bike with gears as Atlanta can be hilly at times

Atlanta Streets Alive – West End 4/20


Thanks to Atlanta Streets Alive for another great event in the West End. It was a day to spend in awesome weather. Thanks to WeCycle for letting us help out with their pop-up shop. As we take in what was an incredible weekend, we also look forward to the next Atlanta Streets Alive on May 18th on Peachtree St.



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Living Walls x BTI: MOMO

Our long time community partners Living Walls has a new project that is right up the street from the shop. If you have a chance, check it out. Facebook page here.

Living Walls is kicking off programming for 2014 with a major collaboration with the Boulevard Tunnel Initiative at the end of April. In addition to painting two massive murals running both sides of the Boulevard underpass, we’re planning a variety of educational outreach initiatives and events to highlight the tunnel as a pedestrian-friendly corridor linking Cabbagetown and the Old Fourth Ward. A daytime farmers market and craft market, tree plantings, tours, evening pub crawl, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, artist talks, and workshops are all on the agenda throughout the ten day production process running from April 16-26. 

The farmers market and craft market are scheduled for Thursday, April 24th, starting at 5pm. They’ll be stationed on opposing sides of the Boulevard tunnel with a variety of other happenings sprinkled throughout the surrounding area to encourage pedestrian traffic and exploration. We’re aiming to create a vibrant, vital landscape that organically flows from Cabbagetown to the Edgewood strip.

Living Walls and Boulevard Tunnel Initiative are proud to welcome artist MOMO to Atlanta! For 10 days, both organizations will highlight the tunnel that links Old Fourth Ward and Cabbagetown. Each day will feature programming – tours, projections, block parties, markets and more! All events will be held in the tunnel or along the Edgewood and Carroll Street strips. Check back for the full schedule of events and locations!

April 12:
9am – Boulevard Tunnel Cleanup hosted by BTI

April 17th:
MOMO begins painting

April 19th:
10am – Instameet with #weloveatl and guided tour of walls beginning at Little’s Food Store in Cabbagetown
12pm- 4pm – 2014 Conference Artist Preview at Milltown Arms Tavern
12pm- 4pm – ‘Crops & Crafts’ Artist and Farmers Market featuring the #weloveatl truck in the parking lot at 490 Edgewood Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward
2pm – Guided tour of walls

April 20th:
2pm – Guided tour of walls

April 24th:
Edgewood and Carroll Street Block Party! A portion of all proceeds from sponsoring bars will be donated to Living Walls to help create more murals in ATL

4pm – Guided tour of walls
8pm – Play till you drop! Joystick Gamebar – every quarter played is donated to Living Walls
10:30pm – Drag show at Church Bar
10pm – Karaoke at Mother
10pm – Cute Boots and On Holiday perform at Noni’s
2014 Conference Artist Preview at Milltown Arms Tavern and $5 pints with all proceeds donated to Living Walls
Y’allywood light mapping projections in the Tunnel by artist, Ryan Stang
#weloveatl truck

Tryout for SoPo’s Cornhole team (No joke)!

Tryouts at the shop on Saturday 3 PM; Help SoPo in a chance to win $15,000!!

This may sound strange, but this Sunday at Sweetwater 420 Fest, SoPo is getting a chance to win up to $15,000 in a cornhole tournament with some other nonprofits.

So this Saturday at 3pm during open shop hours, we’re going to be holding tryouts for SoPo’s first Cornhole team.

The actual corn hole tournament will be this Sunday at 3:20 pm at Centennial Olympic Park. If you can make the event and if you think you’re pretty good at tossing beanbags, you’re invited to try out around 3:00pm at Sopo. Two people will be selected for the team.

Let Adam know if you are interested so he can keep count of how many plan on stopping by!

Atlanta Streets Alive – ABC and Wecycle at Wrens Nest

Atlanta Streets Alive is closing the streets of the historic West End to cars and opening it to the public for four full hours of human powered fun! While celebrating the neighborhood, Atlanta Streets Alive simultaneously introduces its attendees to an assortment of amusing outdoor activities and encourages them to live a greener life by travelling by foot or bicycle.

Join the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, WeCycle Atlanta, Sopo Bicycle Cooperative, Patchwork City Farms and more on Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 2pm-6pm in the West End. Wecycle Atlanta will be leading a bike ride with SWAG (Southwest Agriculture) Co-op, exploring the farms of Atlanta. In addition to the farm tours, Wecycle Atlanta will partner with SOPO in a pop-up bike shop!

Want to rent a Bicycle? Wecycle Atlanta will be renting bikes from 12-1:30pm at the Ashview Community Garden.
Meet us on the SW Beltline at 1181 Fenwood St. SW Atlanta! $10 suggested donation.

Games, Tours, and Classes:

12p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Bike Rental & ABC Quick Checks at the Ashview Community Garden!!

1:45p.m. – Do The Bike Thing to Atlanta Streets Alive

2p.m. – 6p.m. Mobile Bike Shop at Wrens Nest


3p.m. – Tour West Atlanta Farms



5p.m. – Tour West Atlanta Farms

6p.m. – TURN DOWN the shop.

Do The Bike Thing with us to Atlanta Streets Alive in the West End at 1:45p.m!!!


Atlanta Streets Alive ABC - Wecycle at Wrens Nest

DLV’s Women’s Velodrome Challenge


Thanks to the folks at Dick Lane Velodrome for putting on a great event with this past weekends Women’s Velodrome Challenge. We hope the event keeps growing. And we look forward to the next event at DLV. Check out Dick Lane Velodrome here.

Charity Bikes – Beltline Bikes


SoPo helped out our friends at Beltline Bike Shop by getting them some of our kids bikes. Beltline Bike Shop located in Adair Park is getting ready for the summer. Read more about them here.

Bike Friendly Atlanta Parts Donation


Thanks to Bike Friendly Atlanta for the recent parts donation. This is a great donation that will keep the shop helping people and their bikes.

You can find Bike Friendly Atlanta here and their FB page.

And here’s what BFA has to say…

Doing the right thing! Passing on the parts from BFA’s awesome followers donated bikes to Sopo! Hoping this will help them get/keep some riders on the street, wheels down & safe!

Shop Is Closed Tonight – Thursday, April 10th

Photo from these awesome folks…http://mashsf.com/

Hey Folks,

Sorry to say that the shop will be closed tonight, Thursday, April 10th,

We’ll be open again on Saturday, April 12th at 2pm.

Ride Safe and See you on Saturday!