Come one, come all to the Milwuakee Area Bike and Ski Swap
- Sunday December 2nd
- UW-Milwaukee Union Ballroom 2nd floor, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd
- $5 general admission. Kids 12 and under are free.
It is hard to believe I have been working on the Milwaukee Bike Swap with the UW-Milwaukee Cycling team and The Milwaukee Junior Cycling team (now part of Milwaukee Bicycle Works) for going on 5 years. When we started we wanted to build a community of cyclists from all the varying realms to come together and buy and sell each others stuff while networking to support the youth cycling programs in Milwaukee. Last year was by far our most successful swap with more than 300 attendees, even though there was a Packer game that day! This year the mighty Green and Gold play the Vikings at noon that day, but if you come early, you cruise through the swap, scoop up the best deals and be home sitting in your comfy chair scooping up dip and drinking a beer while you watch the game.
We have sold out of vendors tables the past two years running and filled more than 70 vendor spaces with retailers, non-profit groups, and individuals from around the Midwest. If you have stuff to sell, sign up for a table early.
This year we are adding Ski supplies to the mix in hopes of bringing in a variety of sellers and reaching out to some new silent sports enthusiasts.
The best way to help make the Swap a success if for everyone to tell everyone about it! The more people through the door the more vendors will sell, the more they want to come back next year, which means the more cool stuff that can be available for you to buy.
The Milwaukee Swap will have a Bike Corral again this year where any individual, even without renting a table, can bring a used or new bike to to sell. Just pay the regular admission and an additional $5 to put it in the Corral. We will hang a tag on it with bike info and contact info. We do not facilitate purchases in the Corral. A potential buyer will call you, so leave a cell number and don’t go to far. Any bikes left behind in the corral after 3pm will be donated to the Milwaukee Junior Cycling team program. Bike Corral users do not have to pre-register.
Individuals and non-profit groups tables are $45, Retailers tables are $150 but you get two spaces. Each additional table is $40/$50 respectively. It also includes entry for you and your helpers and free Alterra coffee day of!