Bike Commuter Breakfast

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At Villains Wicked Heroes

SoPo Gem

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Chainless Drive System

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Thanks Maxxis!

Thanks to our long time supporters Maxxis for a big donation. They had dropped off lots of wheels and tires to SoPo. We are super thankful because these tires and wheels will help keep bikes on the road, in the trails, and any other use of bikes folks can think of.

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Keeps On Giving

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The most awesome Em got a bike from SoPo. And thank you for generous donation to the shop.

Great story on the bike, it was a donation to SoPo that was picked up by a Dad for his middle school daughter 2 years ago. She has since moved on to high school and out grew the bike.

So her Dad recently donated the bike back to SoPo. A little TLC and now the bikes new owner is Em.

It’s a bike that keeps on giving!

9th Annual MACC One Love Century August 30, 2014

From our friends at the Metro Atlanta Cycling Club, their annual MACC One Love Century on August 30, 2014. Come join the great fun and awesome support stops…

Come join MACC for our 9th annual “One Love Century” through the rolling countryside in South Fulton, Rico, Palmetto and Coweta County for rides of 16, 27, 43, 63 and 100 miles for bike enthusiasts of all ages. 

A fully supported century with several well stocked rest stops, route maps, SAG vehicles and many volunteers along the route to help you to have your best century experience!  Ride starts and ends at Stonewall Tell Elementary School, 3310 Stonewall Tell Road, Atlanta 30349. Registration starts at 6:45am, ride starts at 8:00am.

We ride to support our community! Proceeds go to organizations that promote cycling for inner city youth such as the Dream Team, DLV Youth Cycling League and East Atlanta Kids Club as well as community cycling organizations like We Cycle Atlanta. We encourage you to visit our beneficiaries websites by clicking on the links above.

Register Early! 
Save $10 by registering before August 10.
Early Registration is just $30. 
$35 before August 28.
$40 onsite.  
Click here to Register Now
 

Early Registration Ends August 10, 2014

SoPo-Gateway: The Link 2.0

SoPo’s earn-a-bike program in collaboration with the Gateway Center for the Homeless, just finished its Summer Session last Saturday. This second iteration of the program, which has been held every Saturday at the shop at 11:30am-1:30pm since May 10th, was a particular success. All in all,13 bikes were earned by the Gateway residents, 26 participants made the journey from Downtown to the shop to participate in some portion of the program and almost 60 volunteer hours were contributed by the participants over the past two months. We also had some great classes taught by SoPo volunteers, including a class on derailleurs by Robert, packing bearings by Will, cabling by Chris and Kartapreet , not to be outdone by a safe-riding class taught by LCI-certified instructor Kate. The program will be on hiatus during July and kick back off for its late summer short session in August. Contact pat@sopobikes.org for more info or if you’d like to volunteer.
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Giving Back

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Along the Beltline, the most awesome New Belgium bike was stuck on the side of the trail. It seems that the rear fender came loose, then rolled around the wheel, and wedged itself tightly against the rear tire and frame.

After a couple of minutes of trying, a light bulb switched on, and we were able to remove the fender. The bike was rolling again.

SoPo is happy to help out cyclists in the shop and on the streets. In this case we are returning the favor as Chip and New Belgium have helped out SoPo and the Atlanta cycling community so much.