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Sopo Bicycle Co-op

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A man works on his bike at SOPO

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At the Sopo Bicycle Cooperative in East Atlanta, volunteers (and one paid staff member) help people rehab old bikes or make new '"frankenbikes" out of donated parts. Their goal is to make bicycling affordable and de-mysticize bike repair, by providing tools and help for a suggested donation. (People -- including kids -- can also earn bikes through helping out at the shop). Over the last year, interest in the shop has gone up as gas prices have gone up.