Aspen High mtn. bike team to host bike swap June 6 |

Aspen High mtn. bike team to host bike swap June 6

Staff report

The Aspen High School mountain bike team is hosting its second annual bike swap and gear swap Saturday, June 6.

The cycling swap event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the AHS cafeteria and on the front lawn.

Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family.

All proceeds will benefit the Aspen High School mountain bike team.

“We are sure to have a huge variety of cycling gear and apparel, from high-end race bikes to townies, BMC and cruisers, along with a wide array of parts and accessories,” said Paul Stucki, coach of the Aspen High School mountain bike team.

He said most local bike shops in the valley will be present with new and closeout bikes, clothing, and merchandise. Several professional athletes from the area also will be on hand to liquidate their stock of cutting-edge gear, he said.

Bike swaps are fundamentally different from the ski swap model in Aspen.

Individuals selling gear can rent a table/space for $10 and provide a 20 percent commission from sales to the team.

Private vendors are responsible for staffing their own area, pricing their own merchandise, and can stay as long as they like.

“So, get some friends together and clean out the barn,” Stucki said. “Or, just bring a bike and stay until it sells. We also accept donations if you have workable bike that you’d just like to find a home for.”

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