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Event at a Glance

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016
  • 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

View 2015 Floor Plan & Exhibitor List

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

Buy … Sell … Recycle! The 27th annual Subaru VeloSwap, the goliath consumer cycling show, will again be held at the National Western Complex on Oct. 22, 2016. 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 From 2015, 2016 events coming soon!

  • Coda Coffee – Coda Coffee will be sampling their fine coffee beginning at 7:00am – 9am outside the front doors. For those waiting in line, this is AWESOME!!
  • Subaru Raffles and Booth Happenings:   Subaru will have some great give-a-ways throughout the day. Stop by and grab some great free Subaru schwag and enter for your chance to win other great prizes!
  • On-Site Bike Wrenching/Guidance: Performance Bike will be doing some free wrenching and fitting at VeloSwap this year as a service to the buyers.  There are great deals and lots to pick from at VeloSwap, but getting the correct fit is essential to fun riding in the future. Performance will help you make a good selection or make a small adjustment to insure you get the right bike and gear at the event.  They will be located in the front section of the hall.  And always remember; support your local bike shop!
  • Vintage Mountain and Racing Bicycles are coming to VeloSwap!  Boulder Bicycle, the Vintage Mountain Bike Workshop, and friends, will display an array of high-performance machines carefully chosen for historical significance and elegance.   Machines will range from 1930’s aluminum mountain bike precursors to lavish 1970 and 1980’s Italian masterpieces. Notables will include bikes such as Ritchey, Cinelli, Masi, Confente, Fat Chance, and more.  As well as providing a feast for the eyes, the display will include historical information for each bicycle which will please any bicycle history buff or bicycle enthusiast.
    • Evolve Action Sports is the Front Range’s premier indoor action sports facility featuring a foam pit and a safety ramp along with professional instructors to provide riders a safe and positive environment to progress. They are excited to bring some ramp setups along with some bikes, skateboards and scooters for kids to ride Free of charge at Veloswap. They will have a few instructors on hand to help the riders and give them a feel for action sports and for what Evolve is all about! psbmx.com
  • On the Presenters Stage:
    • 11:30   FIT, POSITION, TECHNIQUE – Getting your bike to fit your body and your riding style is just the start. Forty-year industry veteran and Community Cycles Boulder’s President Ray Keener will show you how to achieve a comfortable position and an efficient technique once the fit is right.
    • 12:30   Virtual Cycling 101 – This isn’t the stationary trainer we all love to hate. Virtual cycling using today’s latest computer simulator and video technologies lets you ride anywhere in the world, with anyone on the planet, from the comfort of your own home. It’s like video gaming from your bike! Learn how you can train, tour and even race online, get better results, and just plain have more fun. You’ll learn how to set up custom training plans, analyze your fitness data, even see how you can join the world of virtual cycling without spending a lot of cash.
    • 1:00     Dispelling the Myths about Electric Bikes – Learn the facts about electric bikes from a panel of experts who will answer such questions as: Are electric bikes legal? Can you ride them on bike paths in Denver & Boulder?, Are electric bike cheating?, Aren’t electric bikes expensive?, and more. You will also learn; What are the benefits, Can you motorize your current bike, if an electric bike is for you, what is the best type of motor? The Pros & Cons of used verses new, and what to look for before buying one.
  • EcoVillage: There will be a greatly expanded Eco Village surrounding the Subaru booth near the front of the hall. Before to check out the many companies up-cycling used bike and parts including companies accepting donations of bikes, parts and accessories to be cleaned up and donated to local area kids.
  • 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!
  • $3,000 E-Bike Giveaway: ELECTRIC BIKE GIVEAWAY!! Easy Motion and Best Electric Bikes USA will give a way one (1) easy motion electric bike valued at $3,000. The winner can choose from either an Easy Motion Evo 27.5 electric bicycle bike best e-bike hardtail emotion 650-b mountain bike or an Easy Motion Evo street electric bicycle bike best e-bike emotion step thru bike. The drawing will be at 3pm at their booth and the winner must be present to win.
  • Project Recycle & Recycle Bicycles: Do you have a bike or parts/clothing/accessories that you want to donate?  Come by the Project Recycle & Recycle Bicycle Booth in the front and drop it in their large donation box. They need everything!!
  • Kids Events:
    • Wish for Wheels invites all K-8th grade kids to stop by their booth and help build some bikes.  Kids building bikes for Kids will be happening all day in the non-profit area. Stop by and help out.
    • Evolve Action Sports is the Front Range’s premier indoor action sports facility featuring a foam pit and a safety ramp along with professional instructors to provide riders a safe and positive environment to progress. They are excited to bring some ramp setups along with some bikes, skateboards and scooters for kids to ride Free of charge at Veloswap. They will have a few instructors on hand to help the riders and give them a feel for action sports and for what Evolve is all about! psbmx.com

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!

Ticket Information

Buy tickets now at Performance Bicycle or online.

  • Tickets may be purchased online until 5pm on Friday.  All tickets purchased online after October 13 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. 24, 2015.
  • Online ticket sales will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. After that, tickets will be available at the door for $8.
  • Tickets ordered after Friday, October 19, 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.

Floor Plan and List of 2015 Exhibitors

Denver Floor Plan 2013

 

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
  • 11:30am:  Presentation begin on the Main Stage
      • 11:30   FIT, POSITION, TECHNIQUE – Getting your bike to fit your body and your riding style is just the start. Forty-year industry veteran and Community Cycles Boulder’s President Ray Keener will show you how to achieve a comfortable position and an efficient technique once the fit is right.
      • 12:30   Virtual Cycling 101 – This isn’t the stationary trainer we all love to hate. Virtual cycling using today’s latest computer simulator and video technologies lets you ride anywhere in the world, with anyone on the planet, from the comfort of your own home. It’s like video gaming from your bike! Learn how you can train, tour and even race online, get better results, and just plain have more fun. You’ll learn how to set up custom training plans, analyze your fitness data, even see how you can join the world of virtual cycling without spending a lot of cash.
      • 1:00     Dispelling the Myths about Electric Bikes – Learn the facts about electric bikes from a panel of experts who will answer such questions as: Are electric bikes legal? Can you ride them on bike paths in Denver & Boulder?, Are electric bike cheating?, Aren’t electric bikes expensive?, and more. You will also learn; What are the benefits, Can you motorize your current bike, if an electric bike is for you, what is the best type of motor? The Pros & Cons of used verses new, and what to look for before buying one.
  • 3 p.m.: E- Bike Drawing at the Best E-Bike Booth
  • 4 p.m.: Doors Close

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.