Monday, April 18, 2011

Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is proud to announce the seventh annual Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts fundraiser the weekend of May 7th


April 18, 2011 – “Broken Hearts and Bicyle Parts 7: Backroads and Lightloads,” Sopo Bicycle Cooperative’s seventh annual fundraiser is slated for a weekend of fun, May 6-8th. This event has grown from an alley cat in past years to a full weekend of inclusive cycling events meant to encourage individuals to pick up their bikes and go for a ride. Advance registration can be done now online at Those with smartphones can quickly link to the registration page via QR code from any of the posters or fliers around town.

Friday, May 6th is set to be a low-key welcoming event for both travelling participants as well as new cyclists to town; including a group ride, cookout and dance party. We hope that this relaxing start to the weekend will encourage good friendly relations in the community and allow a positive competitive spirit to grow between participants. Meet at Woodruff Park at 7pm for the group ride.

Saturday, May 7th, alleycat participants will meet at Sopo Bike Coop at 3pm to pick up manifests and register, and the alleycat will at begin at 4pm. Participants will finish by 7pm at The Music Room, followed by a benefit concert starring Indyana Jonz, Basement Banshees, and The Wild, ending with DJ Soundwave spinning the night away. Prizes will be awarded based on the originality of participant costumes, creativity and good spirit in completing checkpoint tasks, as well as overall time for completion. Tickets to the benefit concert will be $10 but event participants will have complimentary access. The benefit concert is an 21+ event, ID required.

We will also be hosting a farewell vegan friendly brunch Sunday starting at 1pm and all are welcome to come out. This event will be hosted at WonderRoot and will be $5.

Sopo Bicycle Cooperative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit bicycle repair workshop. Sopo's mission is to create equitable access to bicycling by providing affordable bicycle maintenance services and education. All donations to Sopo are tax deductible. The shop is located in the East Atlanta Village at 465-C Flat Shoals Avenue. Operating hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 7 pm until 10 pm and Saturday afternoon from 2 pm until 5 pm. Visit for more information.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Southern Discomfort - Rally To The Rock 11.13.10

Mike Cawthon leads Overall Winner Michael Cummings
Photo by Peter Essick

10 Year Old Griffin McCauley was 12th Overall
Photo by Drew Graham


Overall Champion

1st Michael Cummings Bikeways of Tucker 1:14:50

2nd Mike Cawthon Buckhead Velo Club 1:16:11

3rd Mike “Gike” Gerke W.E.I.R.D 1:19:46

4th Cesar Grajales 1:21:52

5th Chamblee Abernethy 1:21:52

6th Nathan Bolster Solo Fish 1:22:00

7th Brian Tester Illuminati 1:22:52

8th Stewart Haddock Race Riot! 1:25:46

9th Lori Palmer MACC 1:28:43

10th Mike Woz 1:36:04

11th Buddy Mixon Bikeways of Tucker 1:43:58

12th Griffin McCauley Faster Mustache 1:50:11

13th Becca McCauley Stone Mountain Velo 1:51:20

14th Ben Spangler 1:52:13

15th Charles Linton 2:09:05

16th Patrick McWhirter 2:23:01

17th Jen Undutch 2:23:01

18th Clay Rokocki 2:23:05

19th Adam Prater 2:23:22

20th John Wrede *2:13:22

21st Rob Levin *2:13:24

22nd Bill Nicholson *2:15:15

* indicates missed check point

Geared Men

1st Mke Cawthon

2nd Cesar Grajales

3rd Nathan Bolster

4th Brian Tester

5th Buddy Mixon

Geared Women

1st Chamblee Abernethy

2nd Lori Palmer

3rd Becca McCauley

4th Jen Undutch

Single Speed Men

1st Stewart Haddock

2nd Mike Woz

50+ Old Guy

1st Mike “GIKE” Gerke

Under 13

1st Griffin McCauley


Adam Prater

Please See Additional Photos by Drew Graham

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Follow this link to more info aboutThe Puzzle!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Southern Discomfort Check Point Clue #3

Jock's Shelter / Close 2 Ranger Clubhouse

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010