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Event at a Glance

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
  • 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

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Check out the funkiest blend of Colorado culture and the green scene at the most unique cycling event ever!

Buy … Sell … Recycle! The 26th annual Subaru VeloSwap, the goliath consumer cycling show, will again be held at the National Western Complex on Oct. 18, 2014. It is a fantastic celebration of everything in the world of cycling. The Subaru VeloSwap features new and used bicycles and equipment, cycling and sports clinics, family events, cycling celebrities, product sampling, an expanded EcoVillage, and much, much more.

Not to Miss!

  • Subaru Shuttle Program:  Subaru vehicles will be available to help shuttle attendees to their cars with their purchases. Available shuttles will be waiting directly in front of the main doors to the National Western Complex from 10:30am until 3:30pm.
  • Subaru Raffles and Booth Happenings:   Subaru will have some great give-a-ways throughout the day including Smith Optics cycling glasses. Stop by and grab some great free Subaru schwag and enter for your chance to win other great prizes!
  • Bob Roll Autographs and Photo Op:  The infamous Bob Roll will be on site at the Subaru booth from 11am – 3pm for a meet and greet, poster signing and photo op.  Come on by and ask him those burning questions.
  • Bike Check:  Bike Denver will provide racks to lock your bike, but no staffed valet as in the past.  They will provide a check for merchandise purchased at an indoor storage area. Drop off your large or small items to an attendant and continue your shopping. The bike check will be located in the front of the hall in booth #1. There is no charge for this service but donations are appreciated!
  • Colorado Movie Cars:  Colorado movie cars are coming to VeloSwap and bringing the Ghost Busters ECTO-1 vehicle and the 22′ tall Stay Puff man.  When you are done shopping and getting killer deals, check them out in the front hall.
  • See the World’s Largest Mountain Bike:  See Tom McNeil’s 11’ tall mountain bike and get your picture taken with the World’s Largest Mountain Bike.  We understand it is for sale also
  • Adult Big Wheels:  Oh man, you’ve waited a long time for this! Finally, a real Adult Size Big Wheel Trike. Your decades of yearning are over! The High Roller Adult Size big wheel drirft trike is here.  Formed out of the Crack Engineering Team at the Big Wheel Rally Labs, High Roller USA is bringing you the biggest and baddest in 3 wheel action.  Take them for a ride at the event.
  • Jump N Rope:   JumpNrope runs jump-rope focused fitness programs for both kids and adults, as well as CrossFit classes, and gymnastics programs.  They will be on site running demonstrations and allowing participants to try for themselves.  Ever wanted to Double Dutch?  Well, now is your chance.
  • Vintage Bike Display:  There will be a huge Vintage Bike display by the Trek rep Chris Grande.  Make sure to save some time to check it out
  • Inner Tube Drive:  Green Guru will take any size old tubes and other recyclable gear waste including event banners, wetsuits, climbing ropes, old tents. This old gear is then upcycled into new backpacks, messenger bags, bike bags and accessories in Colorado. Drop your tubes off at the gear recycling station at the Green Guru booth (booth #58) and enter for a chance to win free gear!

Ticket Information

Buy tickets online after June 1 or at Performance Bicycle after September 1.

  • Tickets may be purchased online until 5pm on Friday.  All tickets purchased online after October 14 will be held at Will Call, a tent located between the two entry doors.
  • Tickets purchased in advance at $6
  • Tickets will be available for $8 at the door, cash only, no credit cards or checks.
  • Kids under 12 are free.
  • Event hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.
  • Online ticket sales will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. After that, tickets will be available at the door for $8.
  • Tickets ordered after Friday, October 13, will not be mailed and will be available at will call beginning 7am on Saturday.
  • Tickets will also be available at all Colorado Front Range locations of Performance Bicycle until the event or when they run out.
  • Please note that there is a $10 parking fee charged by the National Western Complex. More info at www.nationalwesterncomplex.com.

List of 2014 Exhibitors (business listings only)

As of 9/9

  • 303 Cycling
  • 92Fifty Team
  • Adrenalin Cycles
  • Bar Mitts
  • Basalt Cycles
  • Bicycle Colorado
  • Canyon Bikes
  • Community Cycles
  • Compel
  • Cutarelli Vision
  • Front Range Cycling
  • Four Mt Sports
  • Genmini Adventures
  • Giantnerd.com
  • International Christian Cycling
  • KD Inc
  • Luna
  • Mobile Cylery
  • Renewal by Anderson
  • Ride the Rockies/Pedal the Plains
  • Rockettoonz
  • RockinNoggins
  • Roll Recovery
  • Spa Sport
  • Subaru
  • Team Telecycle
  • The Bike Depot
  • The Urban Cyclist
  • Tri Marketing Group
  • Trips for Kids Denver/Boulder
  • Turn Around Bikes with NCYFC
  • VeloNews
  • VeloPress
  • WSGear
  • Yeti Beti & Elevation Cycles
  • Zen Planner cycling Team

 

Schedule of Events

  • 8 a.m.: Bike Denver’s Outdoor Bicycle Lock Opens
  • 9 a.m.: VeloSwap Opens
  • All Day: Drop your ticket stub for the raffle at the VeloNews
  • 10:30 am – 4:30 p.m.: Subaru Free Shuttles back to your car with all your new stuff
  • 4 p.m.: Doors Close

Not to Miss!

Subaru Shuttle Program:  Subaru vehicles will be available to help shuttle attendees to their cars with their purchases. Available shuttles will be waiting directly in front of the main doors to the National Western Complex from 10:30am until 3:30pm.

Subaru Raffles and Booth Happenings:   Subaru will have some great give-a-ways throughout the day including Smith Optics cycling glasses. Stop by and grab some great free Subaru schwag and enter for your chance to win other great prizes!

Bob Roll Autographs and Photo Op:  The infamous Bob Roll will be on site at the Subaru booth from 11am – 3pm for a meet and greet, poster signing and photo op.  Come on by and ask him those burning questions.

Bike CheckBike Denver will provide valet services for your bike or merchandise purchases at an attended storage area indoors. Drop your large or small items off and continue your shopping. This will be located in the front of the hall in booth #1. There is no charge for this service but, donations are appreciated!

Colorado Movie Cars:  Colorado movie cars are coming to VeloSwap and bringing the Ghost Busters ECTO-1 vehicle and the 22′ tall Stay Puff man.  When you are done shopping and getting killer deals, check them out in the front hall.

See the World’s Largest Mountain Bike:  See Tom McNeil’s 11’ tall mountain bike and get your picture taken with the World’s Largest Mountain Bike.  We understand it is for sale also

Inner Tube Drive:  Green Guru will take any size old tubes and tires and other recyclable waste including wetsuits, climbing rope and more to make them into their awesome carryall products.   “Turn useless into useful.”  Drop your tubes off at the reclamation station at their booth (booth #58)

Getting to the Event

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216

www.nationalwesterncomplex.com

The National Western Complex is located just east of I-25 on I-70 and is easily accessible by taking the Brighton Blvd. or Coliseum exits.

From North, South and West of Denver

From the I-25/I-70 interchange take I-70 East towards Limon 1.6 miles to Brighton blvd, Exit 275B. Turn left onto Brighton Blvd /295 North. Continue to E. 47th Avenue and turn left. The National Western Complex will be straight ahead.

From East of Denver

Exit I-70 at Brighton Blvd, Exit 275B. Turn right onto Brighton Blvd /295 North. Continue to E. 47th Avenue and turn Left. The National Western Complex will be straight ahead.

Parking is $10 on-site, be prepared with your money out to speed the process.

Additional maps are available from the National Western Complex website.

Ride your bike to VeloSwap

Bike Denver will provide an outdoor bicycle parking where you will be able to lock your bike (bring your own lock) at the southeast corner of the building, near the corner of Humbolt Street and 46th Avenue.

For your bike and merchandise purchases, we will provide an indoor attended storage area. Drop your large or small items off and continue shopping. This will be located along the back wall near the cafeteria. No charge for either service, donations are appreciated.

Bike Denver Recommended Route:

  1. Beginning from REI where the Cherry Creek path meets the Platte path (west side of the river), take the Platte path north (under or across 14th St.) about 0.4 miles until you see the old train trestle bridge at 19th St.
  2. Just before the bridge, go up the ramp on your left, turn right at the top to cross the bridge, then turn right to loop around under it, continuing north.
  3. Ride north for about another 1.5 miles.
  4. Just after you pass under 38th St., take a right onto the ramp leading to Globeville Park. The ramp dead-ends at Arkins Ct.
  5. Turn left at Arkins Ct. and go 0.1 miles until you’re almost at the gates to the Denver Coliseum parking lot.
  6. Turn right onto MacFarland Dr. and follow it about 0.4 miles to 44th St.
  7. Turn left at 44th St., pass under I-70.
  8. Turn left at 47th St.. The National Western Complex is straight ahead, so come find us at the BikeDenver corral!

Note: This route is not entirely on designated bike routes, so please be aware and ride with care. Remember to observe all traffic laws, drive your bicycle in the right-most lane that serves your destination, scan for cars, be courteous and signal your turns and stops. And most of all have fun! See you the VeloSwap!

Public Transportation

http://www.rtd-denver.com/

The RTD-Denver website has a very cool Trip Planning Option located on the right side of its website. You are able to enter you starting location and the VeloSwap location (listed under Landmark, Points of Interest, National Western Complex).

If you have any questions, please contact either RTD-Denver or the VeloSwap office.