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

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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

Fun In The Sun

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Sunday at Grant Park for the Georgia Cyclocross Series races was pretty awesome. The sun was out. Racing was good. We got some folks trying out cross. Fans came out. It was a whole lot of fun.

SoPo set up a tent for folks to relax in, so folks can come by and ask about SoPo. Grant Park is our neighborhood and we’re glad we had a chance to be a part of the race.

It was a race and it was an even bigger social event. This was very well attended by racers and fans. We hope it continues to be a yearly fixture in Grant Park.

Thanks to the race promoters, the Litespeed-BMW team, and the L5 Flyers team for letting SoPo set up a tent. Thanks to the volunteers, fans, and racers for coming out, helping out, and being a part of the day.

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SoPo Gem

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While organizing the shop, found this SoPo gem, the Western Flyer from Western Auto Supply Co.

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2014 Georgia Bike Summit

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SoPo went down to Columbus, GA for the annual Georgia Bike Summit. We listened to some great talks, ideas from other areas in Georgia, and met a lot of folks who champion bikes.

The focus of the conference was Complete Streets which was great to hear what that means. It’s not just bike lanes but sidewalks and safe travel for everyone using the roadway.

Some highlights were a closing presentation from the Atlanta Cycling Festival, listening to the Mayor of Columbus, and how other areas are going to replicate Atlanta Streets Alive.

Great time attending the conference and also letting people know about SoPo.

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League of American Bicyclists Tour

SoPo had a chance to tag along and listen as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition led a tour for the League of American Bicyclists. Steve Clark, from the League, was on a nationwide tour looking at bicycle facilities, advocacy, bike culture, and more.

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The tour ended with a stop at the Ladybird off the Eastside Beltline trail.

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Thanks to the ABC, Alta, and other folks who were along for the tour.

Loose Nuts is Excited

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Stopping in at Loose Nuts Cycles which is located around the corner from the Grant Park CX race and they are excited about Sunday!

Thanks for the hospitality Friday night!

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Battle of the Bikes

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Sunday morning at Grant Park is the Georgia State Cyclocross Championships. Races start at 10am and end at 3pm.

Come out and watch the fun and craziness of GA CX.

And don’t forget to cheer for SoPo!

Grant Park Cyclocross Race

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We are getting ready for the Grant Park cyclocross race. And with that we are preparing some loaner bikes for people to use.

If you want to try out cyclocross and need a bike, we have one available.

So go try cross and have some fun.

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Georgia State Cyclocross Championships in Grant Park

This weekend is the Georgia State Cyclocross Championships in Grant Park. It’s in our neighborhood so we’ll be out to let people know about SoPo! Come on out and see the fun that is cyclocross. Go, try it out, cheer, heckle, have fun, and leave with a smile on your face. You can follow the Georgia Cyclocross series here.

SoPo Bike Trailer

It’s coming soon! Thanks to several of our volunteers, SoPo is building a bike trailer so we can take our shop on the road by bike power! And when will you see the bike trailer? Possibly at the Georgia Cyclocross race at Grant Park. You’re going to have to come out and find out for yourself and be in awe of the most awesome bike trailer!

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Bike Trailer

Macon Madness

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The Georgia Cyclocross Series made the trip out to Macon and SoPo was there to be a part of it. We had amazing weather and the crowds were great. It was a different kind of course that tested different cyclocross skills. Fast and handling on turns were rewarded. In the end, SoPo raced to a couple of top 5 finishes. We also had a SoPo loaner bike make the trip down for a race. It’s easily recognizable in pictures.

Thanks to the race promoters, volunteers, fans, and racers for a great event.

The next race will be right in our neighborhood. The race will be in Grant Park on Sunday , October 26th. Check out georgiacx.com for more details.

We hope you make it out to cheer and see all the fun that is cyclocross. We can even loan you a bike if you want to try out racing.

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