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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

Happy Thanksgiving! Shop Is Closed Tonight!

A reminder to all the folks who want to stop by the shop.

We are closed tonight Thursday, November 27th.

We will be open again on Saturday, November 29th, from 2-6pm.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mudfest Racing at Serenbe

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This past weekend the Georgia Cyclocross Series visited Serenbe Farms in Palmetto, GA. Rain was predicted and it came. It was also chilly which made for cross-like weather and a cross-like course. It was muddy.

There were parts of the course that most people didn’t even attempt to ride and those that did were cheered on. The mud made a big difference changing up the results as the ‘mudders’ had a chance to shine.

The bike wash was a busy place. The crowd was lively throughout the day. Even in the rain, cyclocross finds its fun.

Thanks to Peachtree Bikes for a great event. Here’s to wishing every race was like this.

The series closes out at Dingo Cross in Baldwin, GA with racing on Saturday and Sunday.

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Brake Pads

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If you apply your brakes and hear metal on metal grinding, check your brake pads.

SoPo can help you. We can teach you how to replace your brake pads.

Crown Race Setter

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SoPo has tools and this is one of them. A crown race setter for putting the crown race where it needs to go. We also have the Park Tools book for bike mechanics to walk you through the process.
SoPo can help with that!

Bikes To Work On

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Our partnership with Gateway, the Link, will be busy this week getting bikes ready.

Delivery

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One way of getting a bike to a kiddo who can use it.l

Cold Racing At Boundary Waters Park

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The SoPo Race Team made the trek out to Douglasville and Boundary Water Park for this past weekends Georgia Cyclocross Series races. It was a cold day but that didn’t stop some great racing and fun times.

Power sucking grass and technical sections challenged most riders. There were a lot of new faces to motivate folks to keep riding hard. From one hill, fans could see almost all of the race. The fun was gathered there.

The season is coming to an end soon. Serenbe race this weekend followed by a break for Thanksgiving and then a weekend of racing up in Baldwin, GA. If you want to come out to see some great racing, this weekend at Serenbe is a good place to be. We can lend you a cross bike if you want to try racing.

Thanks to the folks involved with this past weekends Boundary Waters race. We all enjoyed it.

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