Thank you for a great event! Our 2013 SWAP was bigger and better than ever with more vendors and more attendees than we've ever had before! We're already hard at work getting ready for 2014. Don't miss out on February 9th, 2014 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 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 the 2013 Event Guide here or visit our Vendors page for a sampling of current and past vendors.
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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 call 717-909-9747 for more info.
More than 38,000 blood donations are needed every day and you can help fill that need. Please join the 9.5 million people each year in the U.S. that dontate blood by becoming a donor at the 2014 SWAP. In less than an hour you can save up to three lives. Check back soon for online sign-up. Thanks for your support!
See you at the SWAP!