What An Awesome Day! Thanks to everyone that came out and made 2014 our biggest and best event ever. Mother Nature cooperated (mostly) and we had our biggest turn out to date! More vendors, more consumers... more SWAP! Check our some of the great photos from this year's event here. Believe it or not we've already got 2015 on the brain and Early Bird registration is now open. Download your Early Bird Registration form here and save big on 2015 registration fees.
Don't miss out on February 8th, 2015 when 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!
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.
SALES REP NEEDED!!! The SWAP is currently seeking an outgoing and motivated individual to sell and market event sponsorships both inside and outside the bicycle industry! If you have a passion for cycling and are looking for a flexible, part time opportunity where you can indulge your love of cycling, you might be just the person we’re looking for.
No previous sales or marketing experience is required but you should be well connected in the cycling industry and be able talk persuasively about the SWAP sponsorship opportunity to prospective sponsors. Interested in finding out more? E-mail us for additional details.
URGENT!!! Due to technical problems at our (former!) web hosting company, our consumer e-mail list has been permanently lost! Even if you have received e-mails from us in the past you will need to join our e-mail list again in order to receive current SWAP news including event info and vendor updates! We respect your privacy and never share or sell your information. Click here or visit us on facebook to join.
Gearin’ Up Bicycles is a nonprofit (501(c)(3)) community used bicycle program focusing on bicycle education, access to quality affordable used bicycles, and job training. We partner with local youth organizations to conduct Earn-A-Bike programs. Programs are 4-8 weeks long and participants will learn how to repurpose a used bicycle with the guidance of experienced mechanics. At the end of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Completion and they will take home their own repurposed bicycle. EAB program graduates are invited to participate in our own “Retail Laboratory” (R-Lab) workforce development program where participants repurpose donated bicycles and sell them in a used bike shop in downtown Washington D.C. All revenue from bicycle sales goes directly to support the programs offered by Gearin’ Up Bicycles.
Visit http://www.gearinupbicycles.org/ for more info.
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 58,000 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 promote bicycling, increase safety, improve conditions, and provide a voice for bicyclists in Maryland. Their organization advocates, educates, and communicates on behalf of hundreds of thousands of bicyclists! They sponsor local and state pro-bike legislation, promote bicycle and motorist awareness campaigns, teach thousands of adults and youth bicycle safety skills, and work with universities, businesses, and communities to enhance bike-ability.
Visit www.bikemd.org for more info.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. For 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. The Society has helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s. Join us to help finish the fight.
The American Cancer Society will hold the Pennsylvania Hope Ride from June 28th and 29th. The fun, noncompetitive bike ride will raise funds for the Hershey Hope Lodge and AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia. Hope Lodge is a free and comfortable place for cancer patients to stay while they receive medical treatment for cancer.
Visit www.pahoperide.org or call 717-909-9747 for more info.
Only Team In Training has trained over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers and raised over $1.3 billion to fund lifesaving research. Train with our huge network of certified coaches who will have weekly group runs with you and your team. You'll even have mentors for fundraising support as well as your own website for online fundraising.
Our athletes have walked away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense that they did something even more important than getting in good shape. How serious is blood cancer? Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.
In exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like leukemia -- the no. 1 disease killer of children -- lymphoma and myeloma.
Visit www.teamintraining.org/md 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.
Bike MS: Chesapeake Challenge is the National MS Society, Maryland Chapter's premier Bike MS event. Chesapeake Challenge is held at the Talbot County Community Center on May 31 - June 1, 2014. Chesapeake Challenge offers a perfect experience for cyclists of all levels and abilities with a variety of route options winding through the flat and rural eastern shore. Participants will enjoy quaint, scenic, waterfront communities like Tilghman Island, Oxford, St. Michaels and Trappe. Chesapeake Challenge is fully supported with rest stops stocked with snacks, ice-cold drinks and cheering volunteers. All along the routes you'll find Support and Gear vehicles, professional medical volunteers and bike mechanics to keep you going to the finish line.
Visit www.bikemsmaryland.org or call 443-641-1207 for more information. Enter code SWAP and receive $5 off your registration fee!
Trail Conservancy, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide assistance in developing, building and maintaining natural surface trails using sustainable design principles that minimize negative effects on the environment. In addition, we promote and advocate shared-use trails that improve the quality of life for all trail visitors while also preserving natural resources.
Visit www.trailconservancy.org for more info.
Join the Tour for Dyslexia for its inaugural bike ride in beautiful central Pennsylvania to help create awareness and provide assistance for dyslexic children so they become proficient readers. Proceeds from the ride support a free, two-year tutoring program available to dyslexic children 6-18 years of age.
For complete information, visit www.tourfordyslexia.org
See you at the SWAP!