WELCOME TO SOPO!

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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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

One Love

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Before the riders set out at Metro Atlanta Cycling Club’s One Love Century ride. Hope everyone enjoyed their ride. And thanks to MACC for all their hard work to put on the event.

September Maintenance 101 and Bike-in Movie are cancelled

In observance of Labor Day, Sopo will not be holding our regularly scheduled Bike Maintenance 101 and Bike-In Movie on Monday, September 1. However, we do still encourage you to celebrate the holiday by riding and/or tinkering with you bike, watching bike-related films, and appreciating the establishment of the weekend and the 40-hour work week.

Ride Safe!

Sopo welcomes new Volunteer Coordinator Nik Nerburn

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(Nik is the tall one)

This week, Sopo bid farewell to our Volunteer Coordinator, Adam Nguyen, who is leaving Atlanta and heading to Chicago. We are thankful to Adam for his contribution to the cycling community in Atlanta both as our Volunteer Coordinator and as the Membership Coordinator for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

While we say goodbye to Adam, we also enthusiastically welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator Nik Nerburn. Nik is a recent transplant to Atlanta from San Francisco,
California, where he worked as a bike mechanic and bicycle delivery boy.
Before that, he wrenched on bikes and coordinated the volunteers at the
Evergreen Bike Shop in Olympia, WA, a student-run DIY bike space founded in
1977. He’s especially committed to making SOPO welcoming to people of color
and womyn/trans community members who want to become volunteers. Outside of
SOPO, Nik sells popsicles on the street and makes experimental 16mm films.
He’s also a Gemini sun and Taurus moon.

9th Annual MACC “One Love Century”

This weekend is the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club’s 9th Annual MACC “One Love Century”. It’s one of the best and well supported rides. It’s not too late to sign up and ride. We wish MACC, our long time supporters, and all riders the best ride this weekend.

ONE LOVE!!  Metro Atlanta’s best charity bike ride is only a few summer months away, and we can’t wait for you to join us. Great roads. Better food. Not much traffic. And 700 of your best friends riding through the isolated roads of South Fulton County.   If you’ve done it before – welcome back!  If you have never been part of the One Love Century, come join us in 2014 and experience our new expanded weekend format! (Friday Pre-ride, Saturday OLC and Sunday Wrap Up)  More info below, or for a complete list of rides visit the website of the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club at www.maccattack.com/macc-calendar

WHEN:  Saturday, August 30, 2014
               8AM Mass Start (registration  starts at 6:45 AM)

WHERE:  Stonewall Tell Elementary School, 3310 Stonewall Tell Road Atlanta, GA

$$$$:   $30.00 through Aug. 10, $35.00 through August 28, and $40 onsite.

Options:  16, 27, 43, 63 & 101. The well-marked courses traverse rolling terrain through rural communities and horse farms in South Fulton, Rico, Palmetto and Coweta County. Proceeds go to organizations that promote cycling for inner city youth. Fee Includes: cue sheets, super good maps, T-shirt, rest stops, and post-ride party.

The ride is fully supported, with phenomenal rest-stops that provide mechanical assistance, sports drinks, water, and a large assortment of delicious handmade snacks, fruits and other goodies. The post-ride party will include a DJ, some killer Jamaican patties from Royal Caribbean, and some delicious end-of season last-chance watermelons

THE ONE LOVE CENTURY is more than just another century ride, it is ‘the best value’ you can find for a charity ride in Georgia, also it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local youth through your participation. Proceeds from the event help support the BRAG Dream Team, East Atlanta Kids Club, and the DLV Youth Cycling League.

We have also contributed to local cycling scene through WeCycle Atlanta, an organization helping to get the community more active through volunteerism and cycling.

Atlanta Bell-line

Bells are awesome!

From Access Atlanta here.

Charity Bikes – Georgia Equality

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SoPo helps out Georgia Equality with a couple of bikes. The bikes will go to folks who can’t otherwise get a bike. Who knows what opportunities and experiences may come while riding on these SoPo bikes.

Charity Bikes – IRC

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SoPo continues our partnership with the International Rescue Committee. The IRC received some bikes from SoPo. It was interesting to hear how these bikes will be used. The bikes will go to adults who can use them for work transportation. Buses have limited routes and set times, most IRC clients do not have a car; a bike opens up their transportation abilities for work. The stories were amazing to hear. We know these bikes will provide some good for the community.

Standing Again

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The bike part art behind our shop which fell during some storms is back up thanks to some awesome volunteers.