The Southeastern Appalachians are filled with a lot of my favorite things. It’s considered the salamander capital of the world. There are more than 160 native tree species (there are only 50 in the state of Colorado), but above all else, my favorite thing in these hills are my friends. Over the winter a few of us came together and reflected on last year. What could we do to help grow our casual cycling community? We figured that these hills have a lot going for them, but there wasn’t a good swap meet, and that’s a problem worth solving.
The Cub House’s Third Annual Bike Show and Swap… and Auto Show!
When Sean from the Cub House told me his dream of putting on a bike and auto show, I wasn’t exactly sure how it’d pan out. Now, don’t get me wrong, Southern Californians love their cars and in this social circle, people love their bicycles just as much, if not more. I was worried that the cars would take center stage over the bikes, or it would get overrun with the auto show crowd. Boy, was I wrong!
Golden Saddle Cyclery Yard Sale This Saturday
I’m literally leaving town as this shin dig is starting, so I won’t be there, but the guys at GSC will be holding it down. Nice flier, Sean!
Division 1 Swap and Sale this Saturday in Austin
Austin’s Division 1 is having a swap meet this Saturday in Austin. Here’s all the info:
“Our FIRST Ever Swap Meet and Sale is coming Saturday August 30th at 9am. Have you ever missed crazy deals on new product, overbuys, and closeout stock? We are warning you not to miss this one. Shop outside with industry reps and D1’s blowout central area, everything bike related and more will be 40-80% off. Get here early for our $1, $5, $10 AND $20 BINS. Gates open at 9. In-store save 20% and up on select brand bikes, apparel, parts and more. There will be music, tasty beverages, food, a raffle benefiting the Austin-based Kids Cyclocross Project 2015 and more for the whole family to enjoy.”
The Athletic: Super Swap Portland
This weekend, there’s a lot of events going down in Portland, beginning Saturday morning with the Tiny Tire Enduro, then Brian Vernor’s movie for Saucony, Finding Strong is premiering and finally, Sunday is the Super Swap. Head over to the Athletic for details.
Tomorrow in Melbourne
You can plan your whole day around these events. Come through if you’re in Melbourne. I’ll be at the FYXO Swap early and then at Northside / Shifter all afternoon.
Fyxo Double Header this Saturday
This weekend in Melbourne! Check out Fyxo for more details. Shifter Bikes and Northside Wheelers will be having an open house as well, so swing through.
Brooklyn Bike Jumble This Weekend
The Brooklyn Bike Jumble returns tomorrow, to the Old Stone House. So bring your cash and get ready for some deals.