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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.

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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

2p.m. – ABC QUICK CHECK

3p.m. – Tour West Atlanta Farms

4p.m. – ABC QUICK CHECK

4:30p.m. – TURTLE RACE / TRACK STAND CONTEST

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

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

DLV’s Women’s Velodrome Challenge

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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

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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

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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!

 

Volunteer Service Award

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For volunteering at SoPo.

Atlanta Streets Alive – April 20th

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The news is out and Atlanta Streets Alive is coming on Sunday April 20th in Historic West End.

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2.7 miles of closed streets for walking, running, roller balding, biking, and more. Come out and enjoy the fun with us. We’ll be looking out for our friends at WeCycle during Streets Alive.
Bike parade starts at 130. Streets closed from 2-6.

Metal on Metal

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When you hit your brakes and hear a metal on metal grinding sound, it’s time to check your brake pads.

In this case the brakes pad were worn down to the metal underneath the brake pad. With the brake pad metal exposed, it was grinding against the metal rim. It actually made a rough groove on the rim.

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Time to replace the brake pads.

SoPo Gem

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The suspension stem.

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