Buy, sell, or donate your bike at one-day Alberta Bike Swap events
Buyers browse the selection at the 2014 Red Deer Bike Swap.
Mother and son proudly display their new purchase at the 2016 Calgary Bike Swap.
Cyclists in five Alberta cities will be able to safely and conveniently buy, sell, and donate bicycles thanks to Alberta Bike Swap, a proud partner of Alberta’s Promise.
One-day bike swap events in Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat will unite the cycling community between April 28 and May 13. For a small registration fee of $15 ($10 for AMA members), those looking to consign their bike can expect Alberta Bike Swap to help set a fair price and broker the sale. If the bike is sold, sellers will receive a cheque in the mail, less 13% to help fund safe cycling programs and the next year’s swap. Bike donations are also accepted.
Meanwhile, buyers can rest assured knowing that a volunteer technician has inspected each bike for safety and recorded the serial number. The first 200-300 adults in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Red Deer and the first 500 adults in Edmonton and Calgary pay a $2 admission fee, while kids 12 and under get in free.
Since its conception in 2011, Alberta Bike Swap events have grown in size, but are short of bikes. With 12 to 15 buyers per bike, founders Chris and Laura Grant are hoping to see more bicycles at this year’s events, and are encouraging sellers and donors to take advantage of the unique program. Learn more about selling or donating your bike at albertabikeswap.ca.
Medicine Hat Bike Swap | April 28, 2017 Where: Cypress Centre Field House, 2055 21 Ave SE Consign: 4:00pm – 7:00pm Buy: 7:15pm – 8:30pm Donate: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Lethbridge Bike Swap | April 29, 2017 Where: Exhibition Park North Pavilion 3401 Parkside Dr S Consign: 9:00am – 2:00pm Buy: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Donate: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Calgary Bike Swap | May 6, 2017 Where: City Centre Parkade 340 - 10 Ave SW Consign: 8:00am – 2:00pm Buy: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Donate: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Red Deer Bike Swap | May 12, 2017 Where: Salon B Westerner Park 4847A 19 St Consign: 4:00pm – 7:00pm Buy: 7:15pm – 8:30pm Donate: 4:00pm – 8:30pm
Edmonton Bike Swap | May 13, 2017 Where: Northlands Hall A 7515 118 Ave NW Consign: 8:00am – 2:00pm Buy: 2:30pm – 4:00pm Donate: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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