This year was the first time I’ve attended Cascade Cycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap and despite having read Bike Intelligencer’s advice for newbies, I was still pretty overwhelmed by the joyful experience of thousands of bike nerds jockeying for position amongst tables of discount goodies.
What I loved about the bike swap was the diversity of bike cultures mixing and jostling and joking and shopping under one roof (though not much ethnic diversity, of course, this being Seattle…). The bike nonprofits were cheek-by-jowl with vintage bike fetishists and hipster track bike dudes and road warriors and mountain bike maniacs and local bike shops cleaning out their back inventory.
They look great, and it was cool to meet Martina from Swift Industries and see the bags in person. Nice work!
(PS the T-Shirt giveaway is still going – post a comment!)