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 involved in a life-threatening accident when he was struck by a truck. After three months at Shock Trauma and literally dozens of 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!
OOPS! WE GOOFED! Thanks and apologies to everyone that let us know that our initial mailing of 2017 post card had the incorrect date. The 2017 SWAP will take place on February 12th as advertised and planned. Corrected post cards have already been sent. Sorry for the mix-up. See you at the SWAP! (on February 12th!)
ATTENTION VENDORS!! The Ag Center is in the process of making changes to the venue which unfortunately have severely limited the availability of electrical outlets. If you want to accept credit cards we recommend bringing a hard copy machine or a cell phone if you want to approve your sales with your credit card processor.
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Putting on a great event takes great volunteers! Consider helping us out at the SWAP in 2017. 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.
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 for more than 10 years we have partnered with the Red Cross to help meet this need. Join the 9.2 million people in the U.S. each year that give by donating at the 2017 SWAP. It takes less than 45 minues, hurts less than road rash and can save up to three lives!
Click here to schedule a donation at the 2017 SWAP!
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.
The 8th annual Tour de Frederick takes place this year August 12-13 and it is the largest fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County. Tour de Frederick is a cycling weekend with ride routes from 8 to 100 miles for all abilities. The mission of the BGCFC is to enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, caring citizens. Riders can join as a team or ride as an independent rider. Teams fundraise and receive a customized cycling jersey.
Visit www.tourdefrederick.com for more info.
See you at the SWAP!