BikeABQ's annual Bike Swap is 10-4 on Saturday April 16, at Sports Systems, 6915 Montgomery NE.
People selling items must check them in on Thursday or Friday, between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm. After the swap on Saturday, sellers or their designated representative must come to Sport Systems with their claim checks (issued during check-in) between 4 and 7 pm to pick up their check for sold items and any unsold items. BikeABQ does not mail checks out, nor do we hold onto items after 7 pm on the day of the Swap. Anything left behind after 7:00 pm Saturday is donated to Albuquerque Community Bicycle Recycle or other similar organizations.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Swap on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To see what jobs need to be done, take a look at these Volunteer Descriptions: [link]
Check out the shifts in need of workers and e-mail David Candelaria to sign-up.
Thursday/Friday Apr. 14-15 Shifts:
Sat. Apr. 16 Shifts:
BikeABQ Board Member/Volunteers Coordinator
Benefits of Being A Volunteer:
- First crack at items brought in for sale, at our volunteers preview sale Friday before the swap, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
- Waiver of the $1 fee per item checked-in and only 7% commission taken, as opposed to the 18% for general public
- Snacks during volunteer work.
If you have questions, please contact David,
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There is one thing about announcing when passing: please always do it. It is not rude in any way. It is, in fact, courtesy and safety. Folks who know what's coming up behind can respond more safely, or at least not jump out of their skin. I get countless letters about "those bicyclists" who dangerously wiz past and make no announcement. The best thing to do is to announce (I also use a bell if I'm riding on my bike that has it) slow down a bit, and prepare for errors. Around small children and animals, slow to a crawl. Being in a hurry is for car driving, not bike driving. This is what I teach in my bicycle safety classes and it is the best thing to do.
May the wind be at your back,