swapmeet

2014 TCBC Swap Meet

Sat., Mar. 29th, 2014

Buy, sell, or donate new or used bicycling gear

11th Annual TCBC Swap Meet

1:00-3:00pm, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Click here to print our flyer and help spread the word!

The Scoop:

We'll be using the Veteran's Hall at the Hopkins VFW Post 425 at 100 Shady Oak Road, Hopkins.

  • Buy, sell, or donate new or used bicycling gear: ready-to-ride bikes; bicycle frames & component parts, tag-a-longs & trailers, accessories, cycling clothing & shoes, bicycling books & videos, etc.
  • No admission, fees, or commissions are required.
  • TCBC members are needed to assist the day of the event. Sign up here to volunteer.
  • Various non-profit organizations will be accepting donated bicycles, parts, or equipment.
  • Join the Before/After the Swap Meet Rides (see schedule) and ride to or from the event.

For Buyers:

  • This event is open to the public. Buyers do not need to be TCBC members.
  • Bring cash for your purchases (there are ATMs nearby). It's up to each seller’s discretion if they will accept personal checks.
  • Be clear with each seller as to if your purchase is final or if they will accept returns or offer refunds.
  • Request a business card or contact information from the seller if you think you may have questions about an item at a later time. TCBC will not be able to help you contact sellers after the event.

For Sellers:

  • This event is fully funded by TCBC, therefore all sellers must be current TCBC members or sponsors. You may purchase a TCBC membership at the event. Anyone who has purchased advertising or donated goods or services for TCBC events in the past year may also sell. No pre-registration required.
  • All sales items must be bicycling related.
  • Tables and chairs provided. Table location is available on a first-come-first-served basis. You may arrive at 12:30pm to begin set up.
  • You are responsible for the safety and security of all items brought to this event. Allow your items to be tested or leave them unattended only at your own risk.
  • Please be respectful of the facility. All unsold items must be taken with you or accepted for donation at the end of the event.
  • Clearly label each item. Include price, condition of the item (new, used, working, needs repair), and details (description, size, year purchased, miles / seasons ridden), and your name or initials.
  • Bring cash to make change for purchases. It's up to your discretion if you will accept personal checks.
  • Be clear with each buyer as to whether your sales are final or if you will accept returns or offer refunds.
  • Consider bringing business cards with your name, e-mail, phone number, etc. in case a buyer has questions about an item at a later time.

For Non-Profits:

  • Any bicycling related non-profit organization may request display space. Please contact us in advance at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Sales of items benefiting your non-profit are permitted.
  • Tables and chairs provided. Table location is available on a first-come-first-served basis. You may arrive at 12:30pm to begin set up.
  • You are responsible for the safety and security of all items brought to this event. Allow your items to be tested or leave them unattended only at your own risk.

The Fine Print:

  • Neither the Twin Cities Bicycling Club (TCBC) nor the Hopkins VFW Post 425 are responsible for items damaged, lost, or stolen at this event. TCBC does not guarantee or endorse any products or services purchased or provided through this event. The quality and value of any goods represent the opinions of the individual sellers. No representation is made by TCBC regarding the accuracy or reliability of any information presented by the sellers. Neither TCBC, Hopkins VFW Post 425, their members, sponsors or advertisers accept any liability for the consequences of using goods purchased at this event. Use goods purchased and advice received at your own risk. 
  • For further information, please contact Valerie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 612-454-5084.