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Chicago Bike Swap 2013 debuts at huge new space

On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Chicago Bike Swap brings together bike shops, businesses, bike clubs, bike teams and lots of bike people to exhibit and sell bikes, bike parts, gear, clothing, bike event registrations and celebrate biking in three huge gyms at the UIC Physical Education Building, 901 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago.

Booth and table registration is now open for bike shops, businesses, teams, clubs and individuals. Want to get your stuff in front of thousands of bike people? Got a closet-full of old bikes, parts and gear? Get your table or booth now while space is available.

Admission is $10 (cash only) or $5 for members of the Active Transportation Alliance and students, staff and faculty of University of Illinois at Chicago. Kids 12 and under free. Active Trans is proud to host this event that also benefits Chicago Bike Winter and The Chainlink.

The public is welcome to bring up to three bikes per person to sell in our giant Bike Corral. The service is admission plus $5 per bike. You set the price and we call you when a buyer is interested.

In addition to affordable bike merchandise, you can expect presentations on topics like biking safely with children, updates on Chicago’s new biking infrastructure and performances by the amazing Racketeers, a women’s BMX bike dance troupe.

For only $30, you’ll get admission to the swap and a one-year Active Transportation Alliance membership, which includes the Chicagoland Bike Map (a $10 value).

Please save the date for our annual bike extravaganza, the 2013 Chicago Bike Swap on Saturday, March 9, 2013!