The 9th annual New Paltz Bike Swap is Saturday May 14, 2016 at the New Paltz Middle School. The swap is a great place to get amazing deals on new and used bikes, bike parts, apparel, bags and vintage bike items. The swap has dozens of vendors and hundreds of participants. The swap has FREE admission for everyone. Arrive early for the best selection!
9 AM - Seller item check-in begins
10 AM - Doors open for buyers
1 PM - Seller item check-in ends
2 PM - Swap ends
3 PM - Deadline for seller item pickup
The 9th annual New Paltz Bike Swap is Saturday May 14th 2016 at the New Paltz Middle School from 10AM to 2PM. The swap is a great place to get amazing deals on new and used bikes, bike parts, apparel, bags and vintage bike items. The swap has dozens of vendors and hundreds of participants.
There will be awesome stuff for all types of cycling: mountain, road, BMX, fixie, commuters and kids. If you like riding bikes come to the swap to get amazing deals or sell your bikes and bike parts.
The swap has FREE admission for everyone. The public is welcome. Arrive early for the best selection (doors open at 10 AM).
Anyone can sell at the Bike Swap. It's easy.
Step 1 - Bring your items to the swap. Volunteers will help you tag and price each item. 20% of the sale price is taken as a fund raiser for the bike club. Please price your items accordingly.
Print and complete the 2016 Check-In Form (coming soon!) and 2016 Tags (coming soon!) if you would prefer to tag your items before arriving at the swap.
Step 2 - Return between 1 and 3 PM to pickup un-sold items and funds for your sold items.
The New Paltz Bike Swap is a fundraiser for the Fats in the Cats Bicycle Club. We are a Hudson Valley based not for profit group with the mission to promote cycling advocacy, trail building, trail maintenance, and community service. We have hundreds of members throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, with most living in Ulster and Duchess Counties. We partner with many land managers in the region, including NYS DEC, Scenic Hudson, Winnakee Land Trust, and Woodstock Land Conservancy to build and maintain multi-use trails. We have worked with OSI to purchase additional land in Kingston to be added to the Bluestone Wild Forest, and are primary sponsors (along with our sister group GUMBA) of the Minnewaska Mountain Bike Festival at Lake Minnewaska State Park held in May. We also give away dozens of bikes to needy kids in Kingston every holiday season.
We lobby for cycling legislation from New York State, County and local governments. We work with policy makers to keep trails open for bikes and road safe for cyclists.
The club has land stewardship agreements with NYS DEC, and we maintain over 100 miles of singletrack and double track trails at Bluestone Wild Forest, Onteora Lake, and Taconic Herford MUA.
The bike club is partnering with Scenic Hudson to build a trail system at Illinois Mountain in Highland, NY and to date about 5 miles of new trails have been completed with more to come. We have also built about 4 miles of new trails in cooperation with Scenic Hudson at Shaupeneak Ridge in Esopus. Our members have been trained by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and have hosted the IMBA Trail Care Crew in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
Get involved and join the club. It's just $30/year and you get discounts at local shops, IMBA Membership and your support helps local cycling culture prosper.