Friday, August 21, 2015

Are you a Cyclist in Silicon Valley? Here's What You're Doing Today

Today, August 22nd, is the 7th Annual Sports Basement Cycle Swap. It is from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Sports Basement of Sunnyvale and there is going to be a selection of new and used bikes, parts, gear and other stuff from 70+ vendors. There will also be food trucks there.

Adult admission is $3 and kids 18 or under get in free.

It’s important to go for several reasons. You might find an interesting part or accessory you didn’t know you wanted. Do not underestimate the value of stumbling along obscure and reasonably priced bike stuff. Read some of my archives: entire builds have been inspired by one find (more on the latest in another post). Also: if you have a cyclist in your life with an upcoming birthday, you might find the perfect gift. 

Second, all proceeds from the admission price and the booth fees benefit the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. So you’ll be browsing a selection of parts, meeting new friends, and helping a great cause (and if for whatever reason you can't go tomorrow but still want to make Silicon Valley a better place to #choosethebike, donate to the SVBC by clicking here. 

So head to Sports Basement tomorrow with an empty stomach and a full wallet - you’ll be glad you did. And as you eat and shop introduce yourself to the people that meet. Thanks for reading and thanks for riding. 

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