Sopo Bike Coop
|Location||Grant Park, Atlanta, Georgia (USA), United States of America|
|Mission Statement||To create equitable access to cycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance, services and education.|
Our workshop provides a central forum for sharing equipment, materials, and expertise, and facilitates affordable, practical, hands-on support for cyclists of all ages and skill levels. We are committed to making our shop a safe and neutral community space where all people are welcomed and encouraged to learn, share, and turn wrenches.
Our shop outlook is:
- Each one teach one.
- Right tool for the right job.
- Bicycles make the world a better place.
404-425-9989 (voicemail only)
586 Woodward Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312 (No mail here, please!)
Sopo Bicycle Cooperative 1270 Caroline St NE Ste D120-392 Atlanta, GA 30307
In December 2004, three friends held an open meeting to discuss a community wide problem: bicycle repair services at for~profit shops was too expensive and time consuming. We wanted to fix our own bikes with collectively owned tools. When the power went out at that meeting, the 60 of us gathered there huddled together and lit the room with blinky lights so we could continue shouting about our visions for community service, empowerment, and change! Together, with the support of local businesses and artists, we created a nonprofit tax exempt organization dedicated to creating a cooperatively owned bicycle repair shop. Eight months later, with the help of the East Atlanta Kids Club, SouthStar CDC, and Don Bender, Sopo acquired its shop space in East Atlanta. Two years after moving in, Sopo shut down, revamped, reopened, and hired its first paid Executive Director. Since then, we have doubled our shop activity. We are on the verge of developing new and exciting programing that will expand our reach and help to make Atlanta a cleaner, safer, and healthier place for all!
SoPo is named for South of Ponce de Leon Road.
- Open shop hours
- Women and Trans night
- Youth Programs
- Monthly Classes
- Bike Donations
SoPo is YOUR bicycle shop. We belong to you.
We are a nonprofit community-based bicycle repair shop in Grant Park. Come by and fix and build bicycles with new and old friends. No experience? No problem. Come and learn. That's what we're here for.
We ask for modest donations in return for use of tools, materials, and parts. No one is turned away for lack of $$. Work-trade is a-okay!
$ = cash, volunteer time, vegan treats, & other trades. Checks are accepted. Smiles. : )
No one is turned away for lack of $!
Standard Hours of Operation
Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday 2:00pm - 6:00pm