Category Archives: Charity Bikes

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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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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Charity Bikes for Habitat

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SoPo continues our partnership with Habitat for Humanity. New home owners get a bike safety class, basic bike maintenance class, and their own bike. It’s an awesome partnership that continues.

Team Building

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A minivan packed full of bikes thanks to Veeam Software. Veeam had a team building activity to build kids bikes. 18 kids bikes were built. They then donated the bikes to a deserving organization.

SoPo will look over the bikes and double check the great work that Veeam Software had done. After, the bikes will go to Whitefoord Elementary school to ‘ve given for their bike club.

A special thanks to Veeam Software for giving back to the community. These bikes will go a long way in kids lives.

PS, Veeam Software also donated 18 helmets.

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Youth Creates at 7 Stages

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SoPo is super excited to help out 7 Stages’ Youth Creates summer program. Youth Creates is a experiential learning and performance opportunity for teenagers. Students come from across the US and Internationally to attend.

SoPo continues our partnership with 7 Stages by providing bikes so the students can ride Atlanta.

And mark your calendars for July 25 & 26 for the Youth Creates final show.

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Thanks to Heidi for the group photo above.

Also thanks to Bike Friendly Atlanta for donating bikes to the 7 Stages x SoPo Youth Creates partnership.

New Commuters

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SoPo helping out some new commuters at The Phillip Rush Center. Ride safe!

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Charity Bikes – South Atlanta Bike Shop

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SoPo’s love keeps giving. We donated some kids bikes to South Atlanta Bike Shop. Located in historic South Atlanta, they continue to help their neighborhood grow the community with their programs. They are getting ready for the summer and kids on bikes. Read more about South Atlanta Bike Shop here.

Charity Bikes and the Garden Party

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SoPo through our Charity Bikes program provided a classic bike to The Health Initiative’s annual fundraiser, the Garden Party. The 18th running of the Garden Party was held at The Phillip Rush Center this past weekend. We are glad we helped contribute to support The Health Initiative’s mission.

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Charity Bikes – Beltline Bikes

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SoPo helped out our friends at Beltline Bike Shop by getting them some of our kids bikes. Beltline Bike Shop located in Adair Park is getting ready for the summer. Read more about them here.

IRC Bike Safety Presentation

This past Thursday, SoPo continued its long running relationship with the International Rescue Committee. SoPo taught a class on bike safety and bike commuting. SoPo also distributed some bikes to the kids. The class was held at Clarkston High School. The kids were very attentive and asked some very good questions especially about riding to and from school, traffic, lights, etc. The kids also received some helmets with the bikes they received.

One of the kids in the class was Moe Kou who was a former IRC Summer intern at SoPo. I was glad he recognized me. He still knows how to fix bikes. It was great continue our work with the IRC and look forward to next Summers interns.

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