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SoPo Bike Trailer

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The SoPo bike trailer made its debut at Grant Park this past weekend. It carried everything needed for the day including a tent, tools, banner, work stand, a table, and other bits and pieces to promote SoPo.

Thanks to all who helped put the trailer together.

SoPo Gem

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While organizing the shop, found this SoPo gem, the Western Flyer from Western Auto Supply Co.

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2014 Georgia Bike Summit

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SoPo went down to Columbus, GA for the annual Georgia Bike Summit. We listened to some great talks, ideas from other areas in Georgia, and met a lot of folks who champion bikes.

The focus of the conference was Complete Streets which was great to hear what that means. It’s not just bike lanes but sidewalks and safe travel for everyone using the roadway.

Some highlights were a closing presentation from the Atlanta Cycling Festival, listening to the Mayor of Columbus, and how other areas are going to replicate Atlanta Streets Alive.

Great time attending the conference and also letting people know about SoPo.

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League of American Bicyclists Tour

SoPo had a chance to tag along and listen as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition led a tour for the League of American Bicyclists. Steve Clark, from the League, was on a nationwide tour looking at bicycle facilities, advocacy, bike culture, and more.

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The tour ended with a stop at the Ladybird off the Eastside Beltline trail.

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Thanks to the ABC, Alta, and other folks who were along for the tour.

SoPo Bike Trailer

It’s coming soon! Thanks to several of our volunteers, SoPo is building a bike trailer so we can take our shop on the road by bike power! And when will you see the bike trailer? Possibly at the Georgia Cyclocross race at Grant Park. You’re going to have to come out and find out for yourself and be in awe of the most awesome bike trailer!

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The Power of Saving from Beltline Bike Shop

Great post from our friends at Beltline Bike Shop in Adair Park. You can read the whole blog post here.

The Power of Saving: One 12 yr old Mechanic’s Story

The impact of learning to delay gratification is life-changing for the kids in our neighborhood. Though it is always valuable but often hard-learned by any child in any community, we see it constantly perpetuated within our streets in particular.  We have determined to instill this value into our kids. It’s the premise of our model: 1) Invest time learning to work 2) Save what you earn 3) Use what you save to purchase a bike of your very own! It’s more than a lesson on bikes and saving, it’s a model to creating a thriving life.

Blog post and picture from here.

WeCycle Atlanta Bike Shop

Big congrats to our friends WeCycle Atlanta on their new shop space. We are looking forward to visiting and checking it out. If you don’t know about WeCycle…

WeCycle Atlanta is a co-op bike shop that is committed to making access to a bicycle and bicycle maintenance affordable. We also seek to revitalize the West Atlanta by exhibiting health, environment, and economic intelligence through our programming,

You can also find out more through their Facebook page for details on their shop opening and new ‘Bike The Power’ shirts.

The Link with The Gateway Center and SoPo

Another round of our program The Link with The Gateway Center has started up again. The awesome Gateway residents are taking a bike class before Saturday open hours and then volunteering throughout the day. It’s a great program for both organizations and we are glad to continue it.

Thank you to Stone Soup Kitchen for donating coffee to our program.

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Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and SoPo Alliance Listening Session – Monday, October 13, 6:30pm

Join the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and the Sopo Bicycle Coop for a listening session regarding the proposed alliance between the two organizations. The event is open to the public and we urge anyone who has an interest in the future of either organization to attend.

Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, 14 Marietta Street, Room 750, Atlanta, GA, US

Please RSVP via Facebook or Eventbrite so we know how much pizza to order.

SoPo is leading a ride from the shop to the listening session. Meet at 545 at SoPo, roll at 6.