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Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap

May 18 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Sell or buy any fun and funky or plain and practical used bikes at the 13th annual Recycle-A-Bicycle Bike Swap. This much anticipated event is the perfect time to become the new owner of a summer cruiser or upgrade a child’s bike.

The R-A-B Bike Swap is for anyone who wants to sell and/or purchase an unused or out-grown bicycle or bike accessory. Accessories include bike trailers, hitches, bike racks and sometimes frames and wheels. R-A-B requires that all bicycles be in ride-able condition. The tires must hold air and the brakes and shifters must be in working condition. Small items like shoes, helmets or clothing WILL NOT BE accepted.

If you are selling a bike, drop off is between 6 and 8 pm on Friday, May 17 at the Old Town Parking Deck. Sellers receive 75% of the proceeds and the Recycle-A-Bicycle program receives 25%.

The funds raised during the Bike Swap allow the Recycle-a-Bicycle program to continue to provide necessary active transportation to economically disadvantaged individuals and families.


Friday, May 17 | 6pm-8pm | Bike drop-off at the Old Town Parking Deck
Saturday, May 18 | 9am-1pm | Shop the Bike Swap
Saturday, May 18 | 2pm-4pm | Pick up unsold bikes from the Swap

Sign up to Volunteer Here!

Volunteers may purchase a bike at the swap beginning at 9 am. Volunteers must go through the check-out process starting at the entrance all the way through to payment. Volunteers may not reserve bikes ahead of time. Thank you for your understanding!



All sellers must come back to the Old Town Parking Garage between 2 – 4 pm to pick up their checks and/or any unsold items. We will NOT call you regarding items sold. Any bikes that are not picked up by 4 pm on Saturday, May 18 will be considered a donation to the Recycle-A-Bicycle program.

If all of your items sold, there will be a check waiting for you to pick up. If some of your items sold, there will be a check waiting for you to pick up and we will help you collect your unsold items. If none of your items sold, there will not be a check, and you will be able to pick up any items you wish to bring home.


The sale will be open from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be a standard 6% sales tax added to all items at check out.


May 18
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Janna Goethel

Old Town Parking Garage

125 E. 8th St.
Traverse City, MI 49684 United States

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