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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 Kevin C Dormant on February 13, 2014 at 11:10am

The Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition

Mission Statement

The Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition is committed to making the Chicago metropolitan area a safer place for cyclists, to promote the bicycle as a mode of daily transportation and to improve the bicycling infrastructure of Chicago and its suburbs.

Who Are We?

That is an excellent question! At the moment, we are nothing more than a group of cyclists that have come together to address the role of cycling and the cyclist in Chicago and the surrounding area. We seek to make the bicycle a more convenient mode of transportation for the area’s citizens. We seek to make our streets safer to bike on. We hope to decrease the tension between cyclists and non-cyclists. We want to make cycling a more attractive option for everyone. We would like to see more people get on their bikes and seek to give cyclists a pleasant and safe route and a place to safely park at their destination.

About our Name

The Chicagoland Bicycle Coalition hopes to work with citizens of the Chicago area, governments, other advocacies, activists and allies throughout the region to promote our general agenda of safer and more convenient bicycle riding and all that this entails. It is a tip of the hat to the many bicycle advocacies throughout the United States that precede and inspire us like the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. Our name also pays homage to the predecessor of the Active Transportation Alliance, the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation. Active Transportation Alliance continues to support a central tenet of our mission, and they are a group we consider a strong ally with many mutual interests. More than anything, it is a direct statement of our intent. We intend to act in Chicago and the surrounding metropolitan area. We intend to focus exclusively on issues that affect bicycling and bicyclists. We are a coalition of like minded individuals with these basic goals.

What We Intend

Chicago and its suburbs are lucky to be home to many committed cycling activists and advocates. There are numerous organizations with a mission to support the cyclist, and we want to support these groups in their endeavors whenever their goals line up with our own. We also want to find areas where we can make an impact and improve the mission of making our region the best place in the world to ride a bike. To this end, we do not want to duplicate the efforts of existing groups and individuals, even when we support them. We want to find specific goals that do not appear to have a current champion, and work to achieve them. Specifically, we would like to see to it that the space in the road for cyclists is safe and pleasant to ride on, as free as possible of potholes, open grates, missing pavement and other dangerous conditions. We would like to have a place to safely lock up our bikes when we arrive at our destination through the expansion of available bike racks and places dedicated in businesses and residences for the secure storage of bicycles.

What’s next?

With like minded people dedicated to active involvement in improving the city and suburbs for cyclists, we feel we can accomplish many things. We want to advocate for cycling. We want to learn from our members what they want to see us do, and we want to encourage them in doing it. To the extent that government bodies, agencies, non-profits, lobbyists, companies or individuals can assist us in these goals, we want to work with them. The only way we can fail in our efforts is to not try to make Chicagoland a better area for cycling.

Comment by JohnB on February 2, 2014 at 3:23pm

Any price break for childer under n?

Comment by Lee Diamond on January 31, 2014 at 7:59pm

WLUW has joined us as our media sponsor.  Tune in to WLUW, 88.7 FM to hear our PSA beginning Monday February 3, 2014. 

Comment by Lee Diamond on January 31, 2014 at 5:36pm

Marco, give me a call about your posting - Lee - 773- two five five-6347.

Cheers - Lee

Comment by Marco Rayos on January 31, 2014 at 5:09pm

Hi everyone. Available volunteer here to help out with any vendors. I may have a few items to sell at your booth if that is ok? Either way I am open to help. Let me know!

Comment by Legacy Frameworks on January 30, 2014 at 4:28pm

We will be clearing out for spring! Everything from a test ride Model 1, coated frame sets, bare frame sets, components and accessories. Be on the lookout for previews of what we will have. 

Thanks Lee for organizing!

Comment by Lee Diamond on January 11, 2014 at 8:27pm

No problem Lisa.  I've got your email and there are plenty of roles to play.  Thanks again - Lee

Comment by Lisa Curcio on January 11, 2014 at 7:09pm

Lee,  I don't know how much I can help with loading/unloading but Kevin can confirm that I have a certain knack for telling people what to do!  I think you have my e-mail.  Let me know what, where, when and I will be there.  And I don't mind starting early in the day. :-)

Comment by Lee Diamond on January 11, 2014 at 4:28pm

Michael - AWESOME!  Can't Wait to see you there.  \

Vendors that will be there so far include:

Bicyle Illinois, Freeman Kevenides Law Firm, Bike Winter, The Chainlink, Big Shoulders Realty and Chicago Velo, Active Transportation Alliance, Ciclo Urbano and West Town Bikes, Break the Gridlock, Chicago Ride of Silence and 6 individual sellers.

Space is filling up!  Book now to ensure you get yourself a table or a half-table. 

Cheers all - Lee

Comment by Lee Diamond on January 11, 2014 at 4:25pm

Lisa - Yes!  We could definitely use some assistance at the swap.  There will be need for help directing vendors, assisting with loading and unloading, registration table, plus potentially the CBC-Bike Winter-Break the Gridlock tables, and who knows what else.  I will be in touch with you closer to the event if that is cool.  Thanks so much.

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