Weve got really good interest this year, which is surprising for this economy, says VeloSwap manager Reese Brown. But in its twentieth year, VeloSwap the largest consumer expo for all things bike-related has become more than just the single best place on the planet to find an almost paralyzing array of deals on frames, parts and accessories.
Sure, says Brown, youve got your absolute diehards looking for something very specific, but you also have average enthusiasts looking to spend a limited amount of money. Some come just for the entertainment.
In addition to the usual buy-trade-and-sell frenzy that packs the huge hall with folks who line up at dawn for first crack at the goods, this years swap will be pumped full of seminars, and the Yellow Designs BMX stunt team is slated for demos. But you dont have to camp out, be an Olympic hopeful or ride a fixed-gear suicide machine to enjoy the swap. Just show up today at 8:45 a.m. and bring an interest in bikes. The swap takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tickets are $6 in advance at www.veloswap.com or $8 at the door. Call 303-245-2180 for info.
Sat., Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2008