Sunday, January 20, 2008

Cog Bicycle Cooperative is open for business

Cog, formerly known as The Savannah Bike Co-op, opened for business yesterday. Mary Landers interviewed Paul McLaughlin, the co-op's president, for her story "Fix a bike, or build one, at new co-op called Cog" in the Savannah Morning News. Here's a snip:

"The co-op is for everyone, regardless of gender, age or income, said the easy-going, red-bearded McLaughlin. "We'll never refuse service to anyone unless they're being belligerent or something," he said. Local bike shops have been friendly, and McLaughlin said his co-op won't be competition for them. Instead, it could send them new customers by promoting cycling."

I delivered a second batch of parts to Cog (I can move around again in the bike shed!) around 1 p.m. and found plenty of customers and volunteers on hand, despite the inclement weather.

McLaughlin's group is still looking for someone to help the co-op secure non-profit status. If that person is you, e-mail the co-op at

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