2017 Bend Bike Swap
The fourth annual Bend Bike Swap will give cyclists of all stripes a venue to buy and trade their two-wheelers in preparation for the upcoming cycling season.
A wide variety of bicycles will be available, from toddler-sized scooters to high-end road, mountain and cyclocross bikes. Most popular — and therefore the quickest to sell out — are commuter and cruiser bikes. A helmet-fitting station for children will be on hand, as will a miniature obstacle course. Spare components, such as seat posts, crank arms and cogs.
Dates and times: The Bend Bike Swap check-in hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. April 6 and 9 to 11 a.m. April 7. Sales hours will be noon to 6 p.m. April 7 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 8. Item pick-up will be 4 to 6 p.m. April 8.
The Bike Swap began as the brainchild of Ryan McGlone, a Boneyard Cycling team member that was looking for new ways to give back to the local community. After sharing this idea with other team members over frosty pints it was clear that Bend was in need of a bike swap and it was up to Boneyard to make it happen. All the team needed was a place to hold the event. As word spread, local business owner Matt Massingale generously stepped in and offered up Cascade Rack’s retail space as the first venue location. Armed with a shoestring budget and limited planning, the First Annual Bend Bike Swap boasted serious promise yielding $12,000 in sales, raising just over a thousand dollars for local beneficiaries Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation and Bend Endurance Academy. From there we knew this needed to become an annual event!
Event Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017 Time Varies
Official Event Website
Event Venue: Bend National Guard Armory
Event Address: 875 SW Simpson Ave, Bend, OR 97702
Entry Fee: Free