- Date: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
- Location: National Western Complex – [ map/directions ]
- Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Cost: $8 at the door, $6 in advance
- Parking: $10 payable to National Western as you enter
Buy … Sell … Recycle! VeloSwap is the world’s largest consumer bicycling and sports expo that celebrates all things cycling. This cultural cycling event is a not-to-be-missed experience where you can feel the pulse of the cycling community and rub elbows with like-minded-cyclists. At VeloSwap, you have the opportunity to see, swap, buy and sell your new or used bikes, components and cycling accessories. You can also take part in cycling clinics hosted by cycling celebrities and industry experts, family events, product sampling and the all-new EcoVillage.
How it works
To Buy – Simply come to the event and browse the many booths of bikes and bike equipment. You will find new and used bikes, cycling clothing and accessories and tons of other sports related stuff. There are great finds and there is junk. Haggle ‘til you drop, and remember, cash is king.
To Sell – To sell product at VeloSwap you will need to purchase a booth space. To do so, find you category here, then complete the form to register. Although the name says swap, it is more of a buy and sell environment.
Reaching more than 10,000 people, VeloSwap tunes into energy consciousness and recycling for this year’s events in October in Providence and Denver. We hope to see you there!
You need to attend VeloSwap because it’s where you’ll learn about the latest cycling trends, and where you’ll find the best deals on a new or used bikes and equipment. Plus, if you are looking for some obscure part for that bike you rode as a kid, VeloSwap is the place to find it. There are boxes and boxes of parts, accessories, custom cruisers, new tri bikes and more!
Visit with retailers and manufactures, browse and test samples, and talk with the guy next door who just cleaned out his garage and basement revealing perfect one-of-a-kind cycling junk.
You can also rent your own booth and make real cash selling your old bikes and equipment.
Questions? Give us a call or drop us an e-mail.
“VeloSwap is an important congregation of cyclists, not only for buying and selling, but for socializing” ~ quote from a 2010 attendee
By attending, you will:
- See and touch the latest bicycling equipment and accessories
- Test ride that bicycle you have been dreaming about
- Attend interesting and informative seminars
- Meet like-minded individuals in the pursuit of cycling happiness
- And More!
Booth space is available to individuals, clubs, retailers, manufacturers and sales reps.
VeloSwap is an annual event that even armored car drivers now fear. It’s when the ATM machines at the National Western Complex in Denver are emptied by cycling enthusiasts for this mammoth bicycle swap and expo, now in its 24th year. Every year VeloSwap attendees drain some $175,000 cash from ATMs on-site to snap up deals from the hundreds of vendors selling every imaginable bike, parts, accessories and clothing.
Need a vintage-condition, still-in-the-box Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleur circa 1979? Or a new Litespeed? Or a barely used 6 inch travel downhill bike? These are what an estimated 10,000 attendees are in the hunt for.
VeloSwap started in 1989 by VeloNews art director Dan Wildhirt because he and his friends had to get rid of extra bike stuff at the end of the season. That inaugural event was held outdoors at a Boulder cyclo-cross race. Over the next few years it became apparent that the swap had outgrown all possible venues in Boulder, so the event moved to nearby Denver, where it found a home at the sprawling National Western Complex, famous for rodeos and stock shows. VeloSwap has developed into the world’s largest single-day consumer bike show and swap, taking up more than 140,000 square feet.
The show quickly became known as the place to find killer deals and where you could buy a race bike from Tyler Hamilton himself. Racers would blow out barely used $5,000 race bikes for $600. Brand new Vittoria CX sew-ups went for the 1975 price of $12 each. And if you wanted to find a vintage De Rosa frameset, VeloSwap was the hotspot for collectors. Bike shops also used the season-ending VeloSwap to flush-out dead inventory that they didn’t want to carry over the winter.
Because those first in line found the best deals, people began lining up before dawn, sometimes even backing up onto the nearby freeway, just to get into the event, which opened at 9 a.m.
- The Subaru Denver VeloSwap is the world’s largest consumer bicycle expo.
- VeloSwap is one of the biggest, most popular cycling events in America.
- The event attracts more than 12,000 attendees, in addition to the 600+ vendors.
- The excitement is HUGE … the energy HIGH … the vibe OUTSTANDING.