What is Sopo Bicycle Cooperative? Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization that facilitates the collective ownership and operation of a bicycle repair shop. Membership is contingent upon participation in shop activities. All participants turn wrenches. No prior experience is necessary.
What is Sopo's mission? Our mission is to create equitable access to cycling by providing no/low-cost bicycle maintenance services and education.
Where is the shop? The shop is located at 222 Flat Shoals Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316 near the corner of Memorial Drive.
What are the shop hours? Our shop hours are 7pm to 10pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 2pm to 5pm on Saturday; 2pm to 5pm on Sunday.
What is the suggested donation structure? We suggest $5 per hour for use of tools, grease, degreaser, and other shared items; $5 per part; Frames and bicycles priced at shop. Usually start at $20. Donations are not limited to cash. No one is turned away for lack of cash or resources.
Can I buy a bike from Sopo? Yes. Completed bicycles that are ready to ride or almost ready are priced at shop. Prices atart at $20 depending on amount of work needed to complete.
What can I do at Sopo? You can access tools and knowledge to work on your bike in a laid-back environment. You cannot pay us to fix your bike.
Will someone at Sopo fix my bike for me? No. Someone at Sopo will guide you while you fix your own bike.
Current location in Flat Shoals Ave is larger & convenient.
To serve more patrons, we opened a large space in Cabbagetown.
Born in East Atlanta Village, Sopo quickly became an institution.
An idea is born
All started with a basic idea of providing access to transportation.