Category Archives: News

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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Bike Trailer

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.

Thank You to The Bicycle Wheel

A big thank you goes out to The Bicycle Wheel in Johns Ferry. They recently donated 33 bikes, a unicycle, and other bike stuffs. 33 Bikes!

This awesome donation will go a long way to helping out folks. Bikes are in the shop. Some bikes are headed to Beltline Bikes in Adair Park. Lots of bike love being spread around Atlanta.

We can’t say thanks enough. And remember, donations to SoPo are tax deductible, we are a 501c3 non-profit.

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The Terminus 5C: a Bicycle Challenge

This Saturday, October 4th, come out for the fun. From our friends at The Mobile Social, a benefit for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

Order tickets via Eventbrite:
http://theterminus5c.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent

the Terminus 5C: a bicycle challenge
5 cycle-friendly bars.
5 physical & mental challenges.
5 hours to make the rounds and win as many points as you can.

The Terminus 5C is an annual fundraising bicycle ride for the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition hosted and run by The Mobile Social.

Idea:
Bike to as many of the stops as you can, completing both mental and/or physical Challenges. The better you do at the Challenges, the more points you get. Points to win amazing prizes. The Terminus 5C isn’t about being fast… it’s about completing the 5 Challenges.

Grand Prize:
Globe City bike from SOPO.

Other Prizes:
Swag from New Belgium Brewing, The Atlanta Cycling Festival and The Spindle ATL.
Gift cards to Villains Wicked Heroes and Form Yoga.
(2) One-month family membership and belay lesson at Stone Summit.
Tune up from Atlanta BeltLine Bicycle.
…. and really, a lot more. To much to list. So, we won’t.

Date:
Saturday, Oct 4th
11am : Registration at Woodruff Park.
12pm : The adventure begins.
5.30pm : After party.

Registration Info:
– $10 ABC Member (Gets you in the challenge & bracelet to after party/keg)
– $20 Non-ABC Member (Gets you an ABC Membership, access to the challenge & bracelet to after party/keg)
***Prices go up $5 for day of registration***

 

October Bike Commuter Breakfast

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Another great bike commuter breakfast with contributions from the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee, and hosted by Atlanta Beltline Bicycle. Thanks to all!

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