Midwest Bicycle Swap

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Past swap meet info and photos here.

The 8th annual Midwest Bicycle Swap
Sunday, April 23rd 2017
Haysville Hometown Market @ S. Main and Grand, Haysville, Kansas.
8:00am till whenever. Vendor setup 7:00am.
Vendor Fee: $5

All types of bicycles, parts, bicycle related clothing, memorabilia etc…

Boy Scout troop #895 will be serving breakfast and lunch again this year.

Vendors…
This swap is open to vendors wanting to sell any kind of bicycles, parts, memorabilia etc… Antique, Road, BMX , MTB it’s all welcome.
Bring your own tables and chairs. Bring change.
Please check in at the sign-up table when you arrive!

There will be a Bike Corral setup for people that just have one or two bikes for sale, and don’t want to babysit their bikes all day. Check in at the sign-up table.

Pre-Swap Potluck Dinner and Garage Ride – Saturday, April 22nd 5:00pm. Meet at Riggs Park, Haysville, KS (same location the bike fest was held). Bring your bike and a covered dish. Following dinner we’ll go for a leisurely 6 or so mile cruise with social stops along the way.

Swap Meet Tips
Buyers
1. Get to the swap meet early. This is especially true if you are seeking a particular item.
2. Bring cash and plenty of small bills.
3. Bring a friend. Four eyes are better than two. If you are seeking something in particular then split up
4. Don’t be afraid to negotiate. Ask how much the item is and then do your own appraisal, if you think it is worth less, then offer less and see where it goes.
5. When the swap meet is winding down and some sellers will start packing up their unsold stuff. This is a prime time to get deals on items that did not sell during the day. (rather than hauling it all the way home)

Sellers
1. Get to the swap meet early so you can snag a prime selling spot!
2. Bring cash and plenty of small bills.
3. Display your items on Tables or at least Tarps, Organize parts by category, i.e. frames, forks, wheels, etc.
4. Price your items, but be open to negotiations.
5. Offer plastic bags to buyers of small parts, its hard to tote around six different pairs of pedals, along with fourteen assorted grips, one super cool skiptooth chainring, and three balloon fenders.

Everyone
1. Put on sunscreen.
2. Bring water.
3. Anything else to keep you comfortable especially if you’re planning on making a day of it.

Directions
For driving directions use an address of: 101 S Main, Haysville, Ks.
Haysville is straight South of Wichita, Kansas. Exit 39 on the I35 turnpike.

Lodging
Haysville has 2 hotels a little over one mile from the swap location. The Sleep Inn and the Haysville Express Inn. There are several other hotels a few miles north at the 47th Street South exit on the Kansas Turnpike.

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