Find the perfect new-to-you bike, sell that old bike that’s been taking up space in your garage all these years, or better yet, do both. It’s called a “bike swap” in the sense that people turn in bikes they no longer want to “swap” and buy a different used or new bike, but you can just sell or buy a bike at the swap.
From kid’s bikes to road bikes, full suspension bikes, maybe even fat tire or e-bikes, it’s all here waiting for you. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and guide you to the bike best suited for you. The swap is hosted by Frog Hollow Bikes and Middlebury Safe Routes with support from the Town of Middlebury.
Drop off bikes and gear for the swap at FHB before noon May 6 and indicate if you want sale proceeds to go to you or be donated to Middlebury Safe Routes. A percentage goes to FHB. Frog Hollow Bikes is open Mon-Sat 10 am – 4 pm all year for you to drop off used bikes for consignment sale, to buy new or used bikes and to service and assemble bikes. Middlebury Police Department releases unclaimed missing and stolen bikes they’ve retrieved over the past year to the swap. Visit them to see if you have a missing or stolen bike in their collection before the bikes are released for the swap. Remember to record your newly acquired bike’s make, color and any other identifying features in case it is missing to report to police and secure it with a good lock. One will be raffled at the swap and bike information forms will be on hand.
Middlebury Safe Routes monitors traffic patterns and student travel behavior, plans activities to teach bike skills and rules of the road, and recommends improvements to roads, parking lots, drop offs, sidewalks, crosswalks, traffic lights, signage, bus routes, bike routes, bike racks, and more.
Enjoy browsing related sales and activities happening downtown this Green Up Day weekend, including outdoor clothing and gear in Main Street stores. Learn about upcoming events in May, which is bike month, including the VT Walk/Bike Summit the day before Friday May 6 convening at Town Hall Theater and the Way to Go! Transportation Challenge.