Missoula Bike Swap: Buy, Sell, Ride

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  • When:
    • Saturday (drop off day), May 9th, 1 pm – 6 pm and
    • Sunday (sale day), May 10, 2015, 9 am – 3 pm
  • Where: The Adams Center (32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812)

Do you have a bike or biking equipment that needs a new home? Gear collecting dust in the closet? Gather up all your unused bikes and gear and bring them to BWAM and Free Cycles first annual used bike sale. The Missoula Bike Swap is new fundraiser for BWAM and Free Cycles.

BWAM & Free Cycles partnered on a grant with the Global Leadership Initiative to organize this inaugural Bike Swap in Missoula. The team of five GLI students have organized and developed this inaugural event. Proceeds will go to the non-profit organizations BWAM and Free Cycles to promote safer biking and walking in the Missoula area through advocacy and education.

Volunteers are needed on the 9th and/or 10th to facilitate check in and help sell. Click here to sign up.

Missoula Bike Swap also needs sponsors, Three levels of sponsorship:

  • Main Sponsor~$400
  • Supporting Sponsor~$250
  • Business Sponsor~$100

Main and supporting sponsors will have booths at the Bike Swap. Main sponsor also receives 45 radio slots of advertising. Contact Jean for more information.

All bikes will be checked by volunteer mechanics for safety and functionality.

How it works. . .

Buyers:
Bike sale runs Sunday, May 10th, 9am– 3pm.
You don’t need to sell a bike to buy a bike. Sales are by cash, check or card.

Sellers:
Drop off your bikes to sell Saturday, May 9th, 1pm-6pm.

There is no fee to sell your bike, however 15% of the sale of your bike goes to the non-profit organizations, BWAM and Free Cycles.

You set the price for your bike. Missoula Bike Swap handles everything else: the mechanical checks, questions from the public, sales transaction, etc., and mails you a check after the event. Bikes are sold by consignment: once you have dropped off your bike, you do not have to remain present to sell your bike.

Bikes frames and bikes with minor maintenance issues will be accepted. Any maintenance issues must be reported when bike is dropped off. Free Cycle bike experts will be available to assess bike functionality and answer questions about worth of bike.

We will call you at 4pm and let you know to pick it up if your bike didn’t sell. Please ensure that you are available if you wish to keep your unsold bike, unsold bikes must be picked up by 5pm. Any bikes that aren’t picked up will be donated to Free Cycles. Free Cycles appreciates these donations, and will ensure that your bike finds a new home, so you are welcome to simply leave your bike for Free Cycles.

Example:

  1. You price your bike to sell for $400.00
  2. You drop off your bike any time between 1pm-6pm on Saturday, May 9th.
  3. You leave and go enjoy the rest of your day, and come back on Sunday between 9am-3pm to buy a new bike, or pick up your unsold bike after 4pm.
  4. We sell your bike for $400.We mail you a check for $340.00. Sweet.

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