This one’s going to be the biggest best one yet! It’s going to be the social event of the season, so don’t miss it!
It’s that time again, SWAP MEET!
Brought to you by Norther Cycles and the PCC Bike Shed. (And maybe Stoic Wheels a little too)
Who: You, you’re all invited!
When: Sat June 1st
From: 9am to 3pm (seller set up starting at 8am)
Why: to sell all your extra bikes and parts and associated stuff, and also buy up all the sweet deals on parts you didn’t know you couldn’t live without
Price: It’s free for all to shop and hang out, It’s $10 to have a sellers space and hang out selling your stuff all day.* Free to sell for all students!
Where: It’s held right next to the shop, and at and in front of the shop, at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus out door quad. The Quad is just north of the shop on Albina Ave. There’s a loading zone out front and a big parking lot behind it we can use for unloading and parking your car/van/bus while at the event. Rain or shine too!
Pre-Register: Nope, not needed. The PCC Quad is huge and we haven’t overfilled it yet. Just show up and set up and sell. We’ll come around collecting money at some point. (all the money raised goes towards advertising the show, it’s a labor of love and we loose money every time, so please feel free to help spread the word and let your friends and acquaintances know about it)
Restrictions: There’s no size restriction, you can sell one bike or 42, a small collection of parts and gear or a semi truck load. It is at a school campus and family friendly so no drug or alcohol use allowed. Although we usually have an impromptu shop open house and beers after the swap, so stick around for that (byob).
What exactly is a bike swap you ask? It’s like a garage sale, or more like a multi family garage sale where everyone brings all there stuff to one spot. Only it’s mostly all bike and bike related stuff. Pretty cool sounding right. Mostly people are trying to clear out some parts they have sitting around cluttering up their bike shops and garages so they can raise money for that next project. So it’s mostly really great deals on stuff that you “need” for your next project!
Most of the people that come to shop are looking to see what sort of deals they can get on stuff they need and stuff they didn’t know they’d need, but can probably build a bike around “someday.”
Please feel free to contact me if the above doesn’t answer your questions, but it probably does, so you know…