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Chainlinkers, we're proud to partner again with Bike Winter and The Chainlink (yaaay, Julie!) for the 2013 Chicago Bike Swap.

The Chainlink will have a booth, of course, and we'll be planning a sweet Chainlink after-party with Julie soon (details coming early '13). Think bike, beer, music, fun.

Right now, we're hoping bike shops, businesses, bike clubs, bike teams and Chainlinkers like you who may have lots of bikes, parts, gear and clothing will register for a table or booth.

Got a couple milk crates of parts and some wheels you want to unload? Half-tables start at just $25!

Plus, the Racketeers are confirmed, so you don't want to miss out...we hope you can join us!

Thanks,

Ethan Spotts, Active Trans

PS: here's a blog we posted with more details...

Chicago Bike Swap 2013 debuts at huge new space


On Saturday, March 9, 2013, the Chicago Bike Swap brings together bike shops, businesses, bike clubs, bike teams and lots of bike people to exhibit and sell bikes, bike parts, gear, clothing, bike event registrations and celebrate biking in three huge gyms at the UIC Physical Education Building, 901 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago.

Booth and table registration is now open for bike shops, businesses, teams, clubs and individuals. Want to get your stuff in front of thousands of bike people? Got a closet-full of old bikes, parts and gear? Get your table or booth now while space is available.

Admission is $10 (cash only) or $5 for members of the Active Transportation Alliance and students, staff and faculty of University of Illinois at Chicago. Kids 12 and under free. Active Trans is proud to host this event that also benefits Chicago Bike Winter and The Chainlink.

The public is welcome to bring up to three bikes per person to sell in our giant Bike Corral. The service is admission plus $5 per bike. You set the price and we call you when a buyer is interested.

In addition to affordable bike merchandise, you can expect presentations on topics like biking safely with children, updates on Chicago’s new biking infrastructure and performances by the amazing Racketeers, a women’s BMX bike dance troupe.

For only $30, you’ll get admission to the swap and a one-year Active Transportation Alliance membership, which includes the Chicagoland Bike Map (a $10 value).

Please save the date for our annual bike extravaganza, the 2013 Chicago Bike Swap on Saturday, March 9, 2013!

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We are working on plans right now. We're hoping to work with our friends at Working Bikes to utilize some of their racks to pump up our options. We will certainly do our best, bike parking is important.

We'll need lots of volunteers (parking, load-in, check-in, support, etc.) and we'll have cool vol t-shirts plus access to the swap. We'll be in touch soon, folks.

We're glad that there's excitement about this event, we've worked hard with Bike Winter (led by the esteemed Mr. 'H Kaplan) and the wonderful Julie H. and Chainlink community for the past couple of years to make it happen.

Rock the swap!

Ethan, Active Trans

Hey everyone we just signed up for a table at the Chicago Bike Swap. Please come by, meet our staff, and talk to us about participating in our upcoming events this summer!

Registered two tables and 5 spots in the corral..................Come on March!

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