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Bike!Bike! Southeast

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Sopo is hosting the 2015 Southeast regional Bike!Bike! conference, and it’s only a month away.

Like the annual international conference in the fall, the spring regional conferences serve as an opportunity for community bike shops and co-ops to come together and share ideas and information. We’re still hammering out the details and the itinerary, but mark your calendar and stay tuned to the Bike!Bike! SE Facebook page for info, and head to bikebikese.org to register and propose a workshop session. We’ll also be needing plenty of volunteer help and home share hosts. Head to the Facebook page to sign up for either.

La Vuelta Puerto Rico 2015

Sopo volunteer Pat Davis went down to Puerto Rico last week for La Vuelta (www.vueltapr.com), a 3-day ride around la isla bonita with about 1200 other people. A super-cool event. Not crazy difficult, but definitely some good riding. Check it out next year if you are looking for a cycling trip!

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Fajardo

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Mustard Seed Communities Kingston Visit

Link founder and Sopo volunteer, Pat Davis, just returned from a quick sojourn in Jamaica to visit Mustard Seed Communities, the orphanage to which we shipped appx. 30 kids bikes fixed up by the Gateway Center daytime hours program. Unfortunately the bikes had yet to arrive, but Pat might have spotted a ship in Kingston harbor carrying the Sopo shipping container. Pat used his modest mechanic skills to fix up some wheelchairs, and was even interviewed by a local radio station about the Link program.

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Refugee Resettlement Services Workshop

This past Saturday morning, a group of enthusiastic and diverse families came by the shop to fix up some bikes. We had folks from Afghanistan, Sudan, Burma and parts unknown using the shop to empower themselves and discover cycling. A few had never ridden a bike before. We look forward to future activities with this great group!

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Truing

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Donation Time

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Thanks Chris!

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We Have Gloves

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To keep your hands clean as you work on your bike.