2022 BJC Bike Swap!

Sunday, April 3, 2022, 1 – 4 pm

  • Open to the public, all ages, free entry
  • All bike-related gear (includes adult & kids gear)
  • Consignment sale (or donate your gear directly to BJC)
  • BJC Spirit Wear will be available for purchase
  • Fundraiser for Boulder Junior Cycling, a 501c3 non-profit organization
  • Want to volunteer? Click here.

Where: Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301

When: Sunday, April 3, 2022, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Seller’s must drop off their gear to sell in advance.

Two windows for Seller’s Gear Drop Off at Boulder Elks Lodge

  • Saturday April 2, 4–6 p.m.
  • Sunday April 3, 10 a.m.–12:00 noon
  • Unsold Gear Pick-Up: Sunday 4–6 p.m. (after the swap)

You can arrange free pick up for donated bikes and gear, as long as items are worth $200 or more.

Volunteers Needed! Sign up here.

How Does it Work?

It’s a consignment sale, so sellers drop off their gear in advance and we help you price it and display it at the swap. Buyers can shop on Sunday 1-4 pm only. After the event, BJC pays the sellers for the gear that sold, minus a 25% consignment fee (maximum consignment fee of $300 per item.) People can also donate their gear to BJC and we sell it and keep 100%.

1. Sellers

Bring your gear to one of the drop-off times and we’ll help you fill out a Seller’s Form and create price tags for your gear. The consignment fee is 25% of the sold price for each individual item, to a maximum consignment fee of $300 per item. If you don’t want to pick up unsold gear, let us know and we will donate it to riders in need. Items must be priced $20 or higher. Combine multiple items together to reach $20. Lower priced items can be donated to BJC if desired.

  • Large quantity sellers and Industry Reps, Email us to inquire about special arrangements.

2. Donated Gear

You can donate gear directly to BJC for the swap, and BJC will keep 100% of the sale price! You can arrange pick up for donated bikes and gear, as long as items are worth $200 or more. If you itemize your tax deductions, you can take a deduction for the fair market value of your donated items. Be sure to follow IRS rules for noncash charitable contributions. Please contact us if you have any questions about donating gear.

3. Pricing

Please price your gear to sell. We suggest using bike blue book for bikes, and pricing other gear aggressively so it doesn’t come home with you!  A friendly reminder, this is a fundraiser for junior cycling. We are only accepting items in good, excellent, and new condition. At drop off, BJC staff can help price items. Please do not attempt to change the price of the gear you are selling once a price tag has been created. Items must be priced $20 or higher. Combine multiple items together to reach $20. Lower priced items can be donated to BJC if desired.

Seller Rules

  • Please no excessively worn gear
  • Items must be priced $20 or higher. Combine multiple items together to reach $20. Lower priced items can be donated to BJC if desired
  • Helmets, Shoes, and Tires must be in new or excellent condition, please no excessively worn items
  • No travel hard cases allowed (zero demand for these)
  • No clothing or shoes more than 5 years old (vintage/collector items are OK)
  • No worn out sunglasses, hats, helmets, gloves, tires, or other accessory items
  • Parts must be clean and free of grease, dirt, etc (no greasy parts!)
  • No used chains
  • No helmets that are dirty, banged up, or worn out (zero demand for these)
  • Bring your own clothes hangers
  • Once an item price tag has been created, the price cannot be changed

**Participation in the Bike Swap is at your own risk. BJC can’t promise perfect security from theft, damage, loss, or fraud.**

4. Buyers

Accepted forms of payment: First choice is Venmo, PayPal. Second choice is Credit Card, and Cash.

Entry to the sale is free.

Buyer Rules

  • Leave your coat/backpack at home or in the car. For security reasons, no one will be admitted into the sale with a jacket or backpack.
  • Participation in the Bike Swap is at your own risk.
  • All sales are final. No returns.
  • Items are sold “as is” in whatever condition it presently exists, with all faults, whether or not immediately apparent.
  • Once an item price tag has been created, the price cannot be changed.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why does 25% of the sales go to Boulder Junior Cycling (BJC)?  

BJC is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit and we rely on fundraising projects like the Bike Swap to sustain our organization.

2. How can I volunteer to help at the Swap?

Sign up for a volunteer position by clicking here.

3. What kind of equipment can I sell?

If it is bike related, you can try to sell it! Commonly sold items are road bikes, mountain bikes, cyclocross bikes, kids bikes, cruisers, shocks, wheels, components, bike shoes, pedals, like-new helmets, pumps, bike packs, jerseys, tools, bike racks, trailers.  Items must be in good to excellent condition and no more than 5 years old. Items should be “priced to sell”, and BJC may refuse items that are in poor condition or we feel won’t sell.

4. How do I collect my gear that does not sell?

All unsold gear can easily be picked up with your ID from Boulder Elks. Items left after 6 pm are considered a donation to BJC.

5. How much does it cost to get into the swap?

Free!  

6. Who prices the gear?

You are free to choose your own price, but we will have expert staff on hand to help you put a competitive price on bikes and gear.  We suggest using Bike Blue Book to set prices for bikes.  Please price all items “to sell”. Items must be priced $20 or higher. Combine multiple items together to reach $20. Lower priced items can be donated to BJC if desired.

7. Can I drop off gear to sell any other time besides Sunday morning?

Yes, there is a drop-off from 4 – 6 pm on Saturday, April 2 at the Boulder Elks Lodge.

8. How long does it take to drop off gear to sell?

If you are selling less than 10 items most people will spend about 20-30 minutes checking in gear.  If there is a line, please be patient.

9. Do I have to pick up my unsold gear on Sunday from 4-6 pm?

Yes! Sunday afternoon is the only pickup time. All items not picked up by Sunday are considered a donation to Boulder Junior Cycling.

10. Do you accept donated items?

Of course! In fact, this is an easy way to support BJC! Bring all donated gear to the ‘Donated Gear’ table at the drop-off and we will take it from there!  BJC will arrange pickup for bikes and other gear valued at $200 or more. Items must be in good to excellent condition and generally no more than 5 years old.

11. What payment methods will you accept?

Credit Cards, PayPal, Venmo, and cash.

12. When can Sellers expect to receive payment for sold gear?  

BJC will use Venmo, PayPal, and Checks to pay Sellers (minus 25% consignment fee) at Unsold Gear Pick-Up: 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday.

13. I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please direct questions to Lester Pardoe, lester.pardoe@boulderjuniorcycling.org