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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 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

Maintenance 101 – Wheel Truing! – August 4th

Photo Credit: Bobby Brown

Monday, August 4th – 7:00-8:30 PM - Don’t get bent out of shape about brake rub! True those wheels! The bicycle wheel can take an amazing amount of stress. But overtime a wheel may develop a bit of a wobble. Learn how to get rid of those wobbles. With regular truing your wheels with last longer and your rim brakes will work better. Come learn how!

Class costs a suggested $10 and also gets you into the Bike-in Movie after the class 

DIY Bike Trailer

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Spotted at the Beltline Bike Shop this incredible DIY bike trailer. It was originally a dolly hand truck. Half of the handle was removed and it attaches to the bike frame with a locking clip. It works!

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Beltline Bike Shop Visit

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SoPo shared some kids bikes with out friends at the Beltline Bike Shop. It was also a chance for a shop visit. This is one of their shops. Beltline Bike Shop has another shop on English Av in the Vine City neighborhood.

It’s a great program to learn about and contribute. We learned a lot from our visit to the shop. Their impact is really being felt in the neighborhood.

I also learned that skidding (sliding out the rear wheel on a power slide) is now called swerving.

Thanks Tim and Rebecca for the shop tour.

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Eating Peaches

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Spotted at The Peachtree Bash.

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SoPo Gem

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Haro 24″ bmx cruiser, think of the possibilities from cruising around the neighborhood, racing at the track, tearing up trails, and more.

Habitat for Humanity Class

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A day at the shop for our partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The participants got lessons on basic bike maintenance, on road safety, and a group ride.

Thanks to Habitat for continuing this amazing partnership. Thanks to Alon’s Bakery for the sweet morning goodies. Thanks to the volunteers for coming out and making this all happen.

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Multi-Use

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This was a cool discovery. It’s a rear light, a front light, and a u-lock! It is not rear rack.

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Break A Spoke?

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Break a spoke? We can help with that.

We have spokes. We have the tools. We have the knowledge. We’ll teach you to fix your broken spoke.

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Rim Racer

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Someone put this together at the shop

Gateway and SoPo Do Good

SoPo’s program with Gateway and the Do Good project continues. And it’s been pretty awesome! Bike racks were installed at Gateway. And there is more to come.

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