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Article posted on April 19, 2017

Buy, sell, or donate your bike at one-day Alberta Bike Swap events

Buyers browse the selection at the 2014 Red Deer Bike Swap.
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.
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.

Upcoming events:

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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