Don't miss out on February 12th, 2017 (our 20th BIG year!) when once again, over 4000 people make the trip from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and beyond to the spend the day at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, MD at the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo. In honor of our 20th anniversary, we've made space for 20 more vendors!
Whether you’re looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage, new or used, there’s something for everyone... all for sale at discounted prices! Click here for complete event info and here for vendor registration. You can also download an event flyer. Download last year's Event Guide here or visit our Vendors page for a sampling of current and past vendors.
PLEASE HELP A FELLOW CYCLIST!!! On October 18th, our longtime friend and fellow cyclist, Anthony Mignon was in a serious accident when he was struck by a truck. Anthony is currently being treated at Shock Trauma and after multiple surgeries his condition remains very serious and he has a long road ahead of him. The financial impact on both him and his family has been significant and he is expected to remain in the hospital for an undetermined period of time. Please consider a generous donation to benefit Anthony and his family in their time of great need. ALL proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to the family. Click here to donate and thanks for your support! Less than $1000 to go... please help us reach our goal!!
Major route change for 2017. The 5th Annual PA Hope Ride will start and end at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Hershey PA with an overnight stay at Kutztown University.
At the Pennsylvania Hope Ride your energy and generosity make a real difference for people fighting cancer by supporting the local American Cancer Society programs in your community. With your help and support, we are making a difference in the fight against cancer.
At this inspiring event you will find that the Pennsylvania Hope Ride has everything you want and need to enjoy your ride; support with SAG, mechanical and medical resources, well-stocked water/food stops, dinner and overnight stay in dorms at Kutztown University. Then a celebration finish line when you finish back in Hershey, where you can rejoice with your family and fellow participants.
Visit www.pahoperide.org for more information and to register.
MORE BIKES FOR SALE!!! Our “Bikes For Sale” area is even bigger for 2017! We have over 120 spots for bikes planned, but they'll go fast. Don't miss the chance to sell your bike at the SWAP. Click here for a downloadable form to print and fill out and bring with you to save time... for $10 your bike or frame will be locked and displayed while you shop. Click here for complete info on how it works.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Nationally, more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day and you can help meet that need. Join the 9.2 million people in the U.S. each year that donate blood by donating at the 2016 SWAP. Click here for complete info or to schedule a donation!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Putting on a great event takes great volunteers! Consider helping us out at the SWAP in 2016. You'll get yourself a free t-shirt, free lunch and free admission to the SWAP! Volunteers are needed for both set-up (the night before) and tear-down (the day of). Some light to meduim lifting is required. Hey... this could be that start of your spring training season! E-mail us for additional details.
Bikes For The World collects unwanted bicycles and spare parts & accessories, donating these items to community development programs serving the world’s poor. These bicycles provide affordable transport to low-income people for use in getting to work, school, or health care. Donated bicycles help receiving partner organizations create and operate self-sustaining programs and bike repair workshops. Beginning as a project of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association in January 2005, Bikes for the World became an independent 501 © (3) charity early in 2011. To date, it has collected and donated more than 100,000 bicycles--and is now the nation’s largest bicycle reuse program. We strongly support Bikes For The World's efforts and hope that you will too, by donating a functional used bicycle, spare bicycle parts or by making a monetary pledge at this year's SWAP.
Visit www.bikesfortheworld.org for more info.
Bike Maryland's mission is to be the unifying organization for Maryland bicyclists, advocating for improved cycling conditions through infrastructure, education, encouragement, and enforcement. Through the Bike Minded Safety Program and the Bike Friendly program, they educate, raise awareness and enhance bike-ability throughout the state. In addition, the organization contributes to pro-bicycling legislation and hosts the annual Bicycle Symposium, Larry's Ride and Tour du Port!
Visit www.bikemaryland.org for more info.
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now-to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
Visit www.bikems.org for more info.
The Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, Inc. is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization representing thousands of area mountain bikers. Founded in 1992, MORE maintains more than 400 miles of natural-surface trails in 41 state and county parks throughout the region. MORE members contribute more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually and have constructed nearly 100 miles of new, sustainable trail. The club also leads hundreds of rides each year at local parks, ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
MORE’s Mission is to build an inclusive grass roots mountain biking community and organization with the express purpose of expanding riding opportunities and increasing trail access throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This is to be achieved by building and maintaining multi use sustainable trails through promoting volunteerism, partnerships and educational outreach across user groups, thereby enabling fun and rewarding riding experiences for all ages and ability levels. MORE’s Vision is to become the premier mountain bicycling club in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Support local mountain biking! Join MORE and be part of the most respected mountain bike advocacy group in the Mid-Atlantic.
Baltimore Youth Cycling is a regional movement to develop Junior cyclists and cycling advocates equipped to lead our cycling community forward! We work with young cyclists ages 8-18, in a structured cyclocross practice setting, teaching them to ride safely, skillfully, and competitively as athletes dedicated to their sport. The larger Baltimore cycling community has come together, under one banner, to raise the level of cycling competition and camaraderie in our Mid-Atlantic region and introduce our kids to the joys of two wheels!
BYC is supported by seven local bike shops, and includes volunteers and kids from nearly all our clubs and teams. Whether for competition, recreation, or transportation, BYC will create advocates for Cycling in all its forms, ready to work for an even better Baltimore Cycling Community.
Please visit www.BaltimoreYouthCycling.org on the web to sign-up for more info, and on facebook to join the community!
See you at the SWAP!