With Sunday looking to be a bit of a wash out for much of the region, how about spending some time preparing for the meat of the season in a different way?
This Sunday the 21st Stop, Swap and Save will attract about 4000 people from across the Mid-Atlantic region to the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, MD.
Where’s Westminster, you say? It’s about two hours from Philadelphia, three and a half hours from New York City, three hours from Richmond heading south and a good four hours from Pittsburgh. It’s a bit west and south of Lancaster, PA, and slightly north and west of Baltimore, MD.
The day starts at 9am and ends at 2pm, with a low $5 entry fee. It’s billed as the ‘East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo,’ and it will attract a mix of vendors including cycling industry companies, bike shops, events/rides and individuals. Scores of used bikes of all types will be on hand as well in a great big used bike corral that typically has everything from kids bikes to the latest and greatest race machines. It typically attracts a bit of the vintage community as well. For more information check out stopswapandsave.com.
Mark Hallinger is a 35+ year cyclist who has raced road, track, crits, cross, a bit of mountain bike, and even his Brompton. He’s also a commuter, randonneur, mechanic, cycling advocate, and vintage collector. He blogs at redbrickbikes.com