The second annual Calgary Bike Swap is coming up the first weekend in May.
The 2012 Calgary Bike Swap is happening on Saturday May 5th at the Shouldice Arena (1515 Home Road NW). This is the place to safely sell your old bike and to buy a bike. Sellers check their bikes in with Calgary Bike Swap volunteers who look after the rest. The goal is to have all bikes in the Swap able to be safely ridden away, so they are all tech checked for safety. Sellers pay a rack fee to get into the event and then a percentage when their bike sells. Bikes are taken in from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. The Swap runs from 12:30 – 4:00 PM. A change this year is a $2 admission for adults, while kids 12 and under are free.
Space for relevant community organizations is still available. Tables for selling cycling based goods are almost completely booked.
The Calgary Bike Swap is presented by the non-profit, Alberta Bike Swap Ltd., where 50% of the proceeds go to support cycling based initiatives in transportation, health, and recreation.