BTA BikeSwap at the PDX Bicycle Show

Mar 23rd-24th | Portland Expo Center

For the first time, the BTA BikeSwap will be an opportunity for families, new cyclists and experienced riders to buy and sell their cycling gear as part of the PDX Bicycle Show on March 23 and 24.

Looking at a bike at the PDX Bicycle Show in 2012
Photo: Will Vanlue, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Just in time for spring, BikeSwap is expected to include thousands of cycling-related items like bikes, trailers, tools, parts, and accessories at bargain prices. Pedal Nation Events is partnering with the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) and the Community Cycling Center for this event. A portion of the proceeds from BTA BikeSwap will help these two non-profit organizations to create healthy, sustainable communities by making cycling safe, convenient and accessible for all.

Features for buyers make the BTA BikeSwap unique compared to other used gear sales:

  • Buyers will be able to view items online prior to the sale which saves time and lets buyers focus their search.
  • The first two hours of BikeSwap will be reserved for BTA Members which will allow them first choice on BikeSwap items. BTA memberships will be available at the show and include discounts to nearly 100 businesses, restaurants and bike shops throughout Oregon. VIP Shopping Hours for BTA members are Saturday March 23 from 10:00am until noon.
  • The final two hours will feature a Gambler’s Sale with any remaining gear and bicycles at 30% off their already-low, bargain basement price.
  • Gambler’s Sale hours will be Sunday March 24 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • Any items that are unsold will be donated to the Community Cycling Center whose mission focuses on broadening access to bicycling and its benefits.

For sellers, BTA BikeSwap is a chance to clear out garages, sheds, closets and storage areas of unused gear while also helping others. There are three ways to get rid of your gear:

  • Make a tax-deductible charitable contribution by donating gear. Gear can be dropped off at numerous locations or can be picked up by the BTA.
  • Consign your gear, BikeSwap will work to sell it and will split the proceeds with you.
  • Purchase a table for the show and sell it yourself.

For more information, including details on how to donate, consign or sell your gear, go to: