Broken Hearts

We hope to see you come out to the tenth annual Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts fundraiser. While the most recent iterations of the event have been weekend­ long celebrations of cycling culture in Atlanta featuring a number of activities, this year’s event will be stripped down to a brutal urban cyclocross race (alleycross) centered in the Midtown and Ansley Park neighborhoods. The race will start at 4:00pm and have categories for both beginners and experienced cross racers.

Afterwards, racers and fans will be invited to attend a benefit show at the Drunken Unicorn featuring Blood Drunk Records roster of We Are Surrogates, The Sneaky Hand, Doesin and The GREENS. Between bands there will be a continuous Gold Sprint contest, in which riders compete in 1000­ meter sprints on stationary bikes for prizes.

Cross Your Heart: Urban cyclocross race. $10 entry which also gets you into the benefit concert and Gold Sprint contests.
2:30pm – Registration Begins, day of registration only. Cash, check, and card accepted
3:30pm – Parade Lap for Beginner’s race
4pm – Start of Beginner’s race – 30 minutes or three laps, whichever comes first
5pm – Parade Lap for Expert race
5:30pm – Start of Expert race – 60 minutes or three laps (longer course than Beginner race).

Hope to Die: 1000 meter indoor track-style sprints. Free for alleycross participants and benefit concert attendees.
9pm – Doors open
10pm – Racing begins

Lineup for benefit concert: $10 to get in, 18+.
The Greens
Doesin
The Sneaky Hand
Surrogates

Tickets to the benefit concert may be purchased at this link Get Tickets.

Volunteer For Broken Hearts!

Broken Hearts would not be as fun without the wonderful volunteers who help make it happen. We can’t thank our volunteers enough who make Broken Hearts a success.

And we could use more of your help! We need volunteers for Broken Hearts 10!

If you can’t ride or just want to watch the fun up close, volunteer with us!

Here’s a link to the volunteer registration page: https://volunteer-bhbp10.eventbrite.com.

We totally appreciate the help!

SoPo High Five!

Presale Tickets to the BHBP Benefit Show

Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts 10 is on Saturday, March 8. It will be a day of events, racing, and a benefit show that evening. Save the date on your calendars.

Presale tickets to the BHBP benefit show are now available. We are working with Blood Drunk Records to put on a killer show with a lot of cyclists performing in each of the bands. The GREENS will start the night out followed by Doesin, The Sneaky Hand, and We Are Surrogates.

This Is Alleycross!

And this is the awesomeness of alleycross…

 

Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts 10 Press Release

Email: info@sopobikes.org

For immediate release

SOPO PRESENTS THE TENTH EDITION OF BROKEN HEARTS & BICYCLE PARTS

A fundraiser for Sopo Bicycle Cooperative

Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is revamping its decade-long annual fundraiser, Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts 10: Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die, on March 8, 2014. While the most recent iterations of the event have been weekend-long celebrations of cycling culture in Atlanta featuring a number of activities, this year’s event will be stripped down to a brutal urban cyclocross race (alleycross) centered in the Midtown-Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. The race will start at 4:00pm and have categories for both beginners and advanced.

Afterwards, racers and fans will be invited to attend a benefit show at the Drunken Unicorn featuring Blood Drunk Records roster of Sneaky Hand, Surrogates, Doesin, and Waking the Bates. Between bands there will be a continuous Gold Sprint contest, in which riders compete in 1000-meter sprints on stationary bikes for prizes.

Participants in the various events will be competing for prizes from Cleverhood, Gorilla Sacks, Seagull Bags, Mer Bags, Dad’s Garage and other local businesses. More details to come.

For more information on the events of Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts and for pre-registration, go to www.sopobikes.org/events/broken-hearts or contact Bobby Brown at bobby@sopobikes.org. Also, to buy tickets for the benefit concert, go to http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/26564.aspx.