Kate Rivers

Title: Volunteer
Started at Sopo: June 2009

What do you do at Sopo?
I’m a member on the Board and I help coordinate the Charity Bikes Program. I help with special events and at the shop when I can.

What’s your favorite part about doing stuff here?
The people are great in this organization. I really love everyone’s passion for bicycles, and their willingness to help! It’s a great feeling to open visitors’ eyes to their own abilities through bicycle maintenance and see how it empowers them, kids and adults alike.

What was your first bicycle?
I had a generic single speed until I was about 9. I got my next bike 15 years later: a vintage Centurion LeMans. Things have been better ever since.

If you were a bicycle repair tool, which one would you be?
I would be a spoke wrench, helping to bring those wheels into true.