Announcing the First Annual BJC Bike Swap!

– Sunday April 7th, 2019

– 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)

– 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 7, 2019

– Seller’s Gear Drop-Off: 8 – 10 a.m.

– Public Sale: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

– Unsold Gear Pick-Up: 4 – 6 p.m.

Saturday Seller’s Drop-Off at Boulder Elks Lodge: Saturday April 6, 4 – 6pm

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

How Does it Work?

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. You can save time by filling out the online seller’s form in advance and you will be entered in a drawing for schwag from BJC sponsors!  Consignment fee is 25% of the sold price for each individual item, to a maximum consignment fee of $300 per item. BJC will use Venmo and PayPal to pay Sellers at Unsold Gear Pick-Up: 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday April 7. 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
  • Helmets, Shoes, and Tires must in new or excellent condition
  • 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 used chains
  • Bring your own clothes hangers
  • Once an item price tag has been created, the price cannot be changed.
  • Items must be priced $20 or higher. Combine multiple items together to reach $20. Lower priced items can be donated to BJC if desired.

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

4. Buyers

The public sale is open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday April 7th, 2019. Accepted forms of payment: Venmo, PayPal, 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 whose mission is to develop, coach, and inspire junior cycling athletes.  BJC was named USA Cycling’s Junior Club of the Year in 2018, and has been a USA Cycling Center of Excellence every year since 2008.  BJC has over 180 athletes age 8-18 who participate in road, MTB, and cyclocross programs. Last year BJC distributed $10,000 in scholarships to riders who qualified. We are hoping to support more athletes in need.

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 Lodge on Sunday, April 7, 4 – 6pm. 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 6 at the Boulder Elks Lodge. To speed the process, and be entered in a prize drawing, prefill the online seller’s form

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. To speed the process, and be entered in a prize drawing, prefill the online seller’s form.

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 and PayPal to pay Sellers (minus 25% consignment fee) at Unsold Gear Pick-Up: 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday April 7. A check is possible upon request at an additional charge and will be mailed within two weeks.

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

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