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Winter Bike Swap 2014


Winter Bike Swap 2014

Time: February 15, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Jak's Tap
Street: 901 W Jackson
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map:
Phone: 773-255-6347
Event Type: bike, swap
Organized By: Lee Diamond
Latest Activity: Feb 22, 2014

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Please join the Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition, Chicago Bike Winter and Break the Gridlock for the Winter Bike Swap 2014.  Proceeds will benefit these same organizations.  We are also proud to have WLUW as our media sponsor. 

This year, the event has been scaled down and is returning to the site of the original Winter Bike Swap at Jaks Tap at 901 W Jackson in Chicago on Saturday February 15, 2014 from 11:00AM until 4:00PM. 

Vendor spaces are sold out!  Here is a list of who is going to be there:

Active Transportation Alliance
Adventure Cycling Association
Al Robertson
BFF Bikes
Bicycle Illinois
Big Shoulders Realty/Chicago Velo
Bike Winter
Blue City Cycles
Boulevard Bikes
Break the Gridlock
Carolyn Kassnoff
Chicago Cycling Club
Chicago Ride of Silence
Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition
Ciclo Urbano
Freeman Kevenides Law Firm
Green Machine Cycles
HPI/Gambit Coaching
Humble Frameworks
Illinois Bicycle Lawyers at Keating Law Offices
Illinois Bike Attorneys
Jose Alcala
Kozie Prery
Lakeshore Division | American Cancer Society, Inc.
Legacy Frameworks
Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago
Monday Night Bike Build
On the Route Bicycles
Po Campo
Rails to Trails
Sara Earhart
The Chainlink
The Racketeers
Todd Boring
West Town Bikes
Willow Naeco
Working Bikes


Admittance will be $5 at the door, or $20 with a one-year membership to the Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition and a free Winter Bike Swap t-shirt, in advance or at the door. Join the Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition for one year with free entrance to the Winter Bike Swap 2014 and a free Winter Bike Swap t-shirt.

Join CBC for $20

You can also purchase a Winter Bike Swap and entrance to the swap for $17.

Buy the shirt and admittance for $17

You can buy the posters at the swap for $3 each but if you want them shipped, they are available for $3 plus shipping and tax.

Buy Poster (shipped)

Finally if you wish to contribute $5 to the event and its beneficiaries even if you can't attend, please consider buying a "There in Spirit" ticket for $5

Buy a There in Spirit Ticket for $5

We look forward to seeing you all at the Winter Bike Swap 2014!

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Comment by Michael Young on January 8, 2014 at 5:36pm

Looking forward to it.  West Town Bikes and Ciclo Urbano will be there.

Comment by Lisa Curcio on January 8, 2014 at 3:12pm

Lee,  do you need volunteers to help with anything?  Now that I know I can attend I would be happy to help with anything you need.

Comment by Lee Diamond on January 5, 2014 at 5:05pm


Sadly, we do not have space for a bike corral.  I saw you rented a table and you have a total of 6 feet by 6 feet to put anything you want to sell, including bikes.  It will be a bit of a squeeze this year for sure, which will be a challenge, but it was the best arrangement we could make with the time we had.  Thanks for being part of the swap.

Comment by h' Zerocats on January 4, 2014 at 10:15pm

Very nice, thanks, Lee.

Comment by Todd Boring on January 4, 2014 at 7:17pm

Will there be a bike corral?

Comment by Lee Diamond on January 4, 2014 at 9:58am

Yes Howard, it is definitely cool to have one person buy the table and share it with others. 

Comment by h' Zerocats on January 3, 2014 at 9:27pm

Is there a policy on "sub-letting?"
I.e. can an individual buy a full table and then split it with whomever they like?

Comment by Lee Diamond on December 29, 2013 at 12:58pm

T-shirt design will likely be a Ross Felten design.  Still working on other details for the swap at the moment so we will attend to that one shortly as well.  Thanks for joining and look forward to seeing you at the swap.

Comment by Kevin Mulcky on December 28, 2013 at 12:39pm

I joined the CBC. Did Ross make the T-shirt design too?

Comment by Active Transportation Alliance on December 27, 2013 at 5:33pm

Hey Tony, we decided we couldn't do the swap and the new ride that we're planning for next summer. We'll look at bringing it back in 2015 but need to make sure the new ride is successful first. We're very glad that the swap ball got picked up and are excited to attend.

I'm posting several blogs soon about why we're not doing the swap and what swap options are available, our 2014 event schedule including the new ride announcement.

The campaign work like BRT, bikeways, etc. doesn't have overlap with our events work except that our events help fund those efforts and the campaigns have a presence at our events. We're certainly not doing the swap because of campaign work.


Ethan Spotts, Active Trans

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