After many years at Seattle Center, Cascade Bicycle Club is moving its annual Seattle Bike Swap to Magnuson Park near the club’s headquarters.
Vendors from all over the region bring stuff for all kinds of bikes, from locally-made to imports and from high end to vintage to bargain. It’s $7 to get in ($5 if you’re a Cascade member), or $25 if you want to get in an hour early at 8 a.m. for a chance to get first pickings.
Kids under 15 get in free. Swap ends at 2. More details from Cascade:
The Seattle Bike Swap is a bargain hunter’s paradise. This huge garage sale will have great deals on new and used bike related goods of all types and sizes. Most sellers are cash only but some may take cards. This sale is one day only so don’t miss it! **Please note that we have changed locations for 2017**
Early Entry (cash only at door)
- 8 a.m. – $20 members, $25 non-members. Advance Early Entry tickets are available online from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, until noon on Thursday, Feb. 9. Early Entry Tickets will also be available the day-of at the door beginning at 8 a.m.
Day-of Admission (cash only at door)
- Adult Entry: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – $5 members, $7 non-members (sold morning of the Swap)
- Kids 15 and under are free all day!
If you purchased an early entry ticket, please check in at the box office starting at 7:45 a.m. to gain access to the swap starting at 8 a.m.
Low hanging fruit for Cascade would be to offer a discount for people who bike to the swap instead of drive. A stones throw from the Burke Gilman Multi-use Trail.
Easy to do and right in line with the goal of getting people out of cars and on to bikes.
do they have any bike parking
Ouch. No mention of bike parking. There are assorted bike racks at magnusson, but without added bicycle parking you will have to get creative. They only show you where the car parking lot is. Cascade doesn’t seem to be too interested in the idea of replacing car trips with bike trips as of late.
Right by the door – Cascade is good at that (& it does say on the page, though they coulda emphasized that a bit, yeah!)
good concers about getting people to cycle to swap,i recall seeing many trees and poles to “secure” a bike to as i have ridden to magnuson to watch cyclocross races,i plan on cycling to the swap…