Who can sell stuff at the Bike Swap?
Anyone can sell stuff at the Swap. You can register online or send in a registration form to rent tables or commercial space. If you are looking to sell a bike or two, you can just bring them to the swap and place them in the Bike Corral. Remember, if you want a table, please visit our registration page.
Why go to the Bike Swap?
With spring just around the corner, this is a great place to come for a day and check out needed items for your biking future. You can get some great deals on new and used biking stuff. If you have any parts or bikes laying around , this is a great place to turn them into cash.
What can I sell at the Bike Swap?
You can sell anything at the Bike Swap. Most people sell bicycle related products but Nordic skis, clothing, running stuff are not uncommon. Hot sauce, coffee beans, novelties or anything else you feel cyclists want to buy are all welcome! Non-profit organizations, advocacy groups and ride events are also welcome!
How big is a table?
The tables are 8 feet long. There will be two chairs per table unless more are requested
Can I rent more than one table?
Yes, you may rent as many tables as are available.
Can I choose where my table will be?
Tables are assigned on a “first come, first serve” basis. We will, however, try to accommodate requests if possible (i.e., if you would like a table next to a friend).
May I share a table with someone?
Yes, you may share your tables with anyone; however, you must make your own arrangements.
What’s a commercial rental space?
A booth is a 10 ft x 10 ft space with 3 tables. Commercial Spaces are great for vendors that want more display space and a larger presence. Booths are placed separately from the swap tables. Groups, shops and events are welcome to display a booth.
Who can rent a commercial space?
Anyone can rent a commercial Space. Typically, bike shops or businesses rent these areas but they are open to anyone.
What if I just have a bike or two to sell?
You can sell your bike at the Bike Corral whether you have a table or not. You do not need to register ahead of time. There is a small fee to place your bike in the Bike Corral.
What exactly is the Bike Corral?
The Bike Corral is a separate space that we designate for the public to sell their used bikes to others. For a small fee, you may place your bike in the corral where people can see it. There will be a space on the paperwork attached to your bike to indicate a time that you will be by your bike to answer questions that potential buyers have. It is important to note that we do not sell your bike for you; we just provide a nice space for you to display it. If someone offers to buy your bike for the asking price and you are not there we will collect the money and give it to you when you return. All money and bicycles must be collected at the end of the swap by a designated time. Any bicycles and/or money not claimed by the end of the swap will be forfeited to the Lapham Peak Friends Association.
Is there are food at the Bike Swap?
Lapham Peak Friends will provide a free lunch to all volunteers who help with the swap and vendors who buy table space.
Can non-profit organizations, events organizations, grass-roots advocacy groups and ride associations get discounted rates on table rental?
Possibly; however if demands for tables are high it will make it difficult to factor in a discount. It is advised to contact us as early as possible for a rate deduction.
Can I show up the day of the swap and rent a table?
Possibly. However this is a risky plan. Any tables that are left over will be rented out to walk-ins. However if all tables are reserved then no tables will be available.
As a vendor what time should I get to the swap before it starts?
It is planned for the swap to start at 9:00 AM so it would be good to get there well ahead of time. We figure you should get there about 45 minutes ahead of time to give yourself plenty of time to set up and get a preview of what is being offered. The same holds true for bikes that are entering the corral.
Lapham Peak Friends is a non-profit group that is dedicated to the enhancement of Lapham Peak State Park. 100% of the proceeds from the swap are directed to the snow-making project at Lapham Peak. Anyone interested in the swap is reminded that you can donate your items for sale as is and receive a receipt as a tax deductible donation to the snow-making project at the Peak.