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Pedal Pushers

Whether you require full-body spandex and carbon-fiber everything or just something practical to pedal around on until you get that second DUI sorted out, the Bicycle Village Bike Swap probably has you covered. “It’s sort of a proverbial something-for-everybody,” says spokeswoman Joan Christensen. “I hate that cliché, but it’s true.”

The deals, she says, are the result of a number of factors — including manufacturers who are trying to unload the remainder of last year’s inventory — but the point of the story is that folks like you reap the savings. And as far as that goes, there’s probably no better way to cash in than through the actual swap: People sell bikes to the shop; the shop safety-checks them, gets them in good working order and turns them around. Voilà: The sellers get money (or credit), and the buyers get a good bike cheap. "It’s perfect for people who just want to get on a bike and don’t want to spend a whole lot of money,” Christensen says.

Pick up one of those refurbished bikes today at the Aurora Bicycle Village, 2802 South Havana Street; future swaps include one at the Boulder store (2100 28th Street) on May 14 and another at the Westminster store (9170 Wadsworth Parkway) on May 21. Consignment sales take place over the five days prior to the event. For more information, go to
Sat., April 16, 2011


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