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Event at a Glance

  • Date: Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
  • 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 27th annual Subaru VeloSwap, the goliath consumer cycling show, will again be held at the National Western Complex on Oct. 24, 2015. 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 2014 EVENT)

  • 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!
  • EcoVillage:  There will be a greatly expanded Eco Village surrounding the Subaru booth near the fronf 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.
  • 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!
  • Natural Grocers Nutrition Talk: Daniel Schneider, Nutritional Health coach from Natural Grocers will present at VeloSwap at noon this year. The presentation, Bikes, Beets and Bones: Hot Topics in Cycling Nutrition. Be sure to check it out!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Cowboy Cross:  A unique cyclocross event where racers will face dirt obstacles in the Stadium Arena, wind their way towards the Cos Exit for some fresh are and then head back into the arena up some more stairs.  This is an indoor/outdoor course!

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

Floor Plan and List of 2015 Exhibitors

Denver Floor Plan 2013


Schedule of Events (from 2014)

  • 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
  • Noon:  Presentation begin on the Main Stage
    • Noon – Natural Grocers
    • 12:30 – Skratch Labs
  • 4 p.m.: Doors Close

Getting to the Event

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216

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

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.