Many people get the Seattle Bicycle Swap and the Seattle Bicycle Expo confused. Both are put on by Cascade Bicycle Club– but the Expo gets much more press than it’s second hand cousin. The Swap gets none of the flash that the Expo enjoys and happens earlier, so many people just assume they are the same thing and miss The Swap all together. Well don’t let this happen to you. Mark your calendars:
Seattle Bike Swap
Saturday February 27th, 2010 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Taken from the Cascade Bike Club page:
The Seattle Bike Swap, now in its 14th year, is a bike bargain hunter’s paradise with up to 100 vendors under the same roof! Expect great deals on new and used bike-related goods, from complete bikes to small parts. You never know exactly what vendors will bring to sell and what treasures you will find. Don’t miss this one-day-only sale!
General Adult Admission is on a sliding time scale:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – $5
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – FREE
Kids under age 15 are FREE all day!
No cash machine will be available on-site. Be sure to bring cash or checks with you, as most vendors won’t take credit cards. As always, the best thing to “swap” for goods is cash.
If you ride your bike to the event, be sure to bring a lock – there will be racks available, but they will be unattended.
Best to arrive early because the really good stuff goes fast!
When they say “best to arrive early” they mean it. By 9am there is a line of over 75 people. So don’t stay out too late- get your coffee on the way- and though all the deals will have likely been snatched up by the vendors doing dealings before the door opens, get there early. See you there- and good luck.