2018 Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap
Vendor Registration will be open in mid-November. Stay tuned!
Vendor Tables (approx. 4' x 10') - $65
Expo Spaces (10' x 20' guaranteed) - $215
|Early Bird - 8:30am||$15|
|9am - 11am||$5|
|Bike Parking||Free! (but outdoors)|
Kids under 13 get in free all day!
|Bike Corral Pricing|
|Vendors||$5 for each bike|
|Non-vendors||$15 for 1st bike (includes admission), $5 for each bike after|
Corral bike description sheet to be posted before the Swap for faster corral entry!
Non-vendors can arrive starting at 8:30am to submit bikes to the corral. Please enter through the west end of the building in the vendor unload area (on Coliseum Road-N).
About the Swap
The Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap is a one-day event that connects folks with bike stuff to sell with people who want to buy it. Over a hundred vendors register to sell stuff like cycling attire, shoes, frames, forks, cranks, pedals -- you name it, it's probably at the Swap. The exact vendors vary from year to year, but it's a good bet that you'll find some spectacular deals, and meet a bunch of great people.
Your Guide to the Swap
Bike Corral - For selling Bikes!
The bike corral is ideal for those who have complete bikes to sell. You can think of it like a pumpkin patch full of bikes for Swap attendees to peruse. There's no need to register ahead of time: just bring your bikes to the Swap. For non-vendors, it costs $15 to enter the first bike into the corral (general admission included), and then $5 for each additional bike. The price for vendors will be $5 for every bike. We'll take down your contact information (typically a cell phone number), and make sure that any interested buyers get in touch with you directly while you shop the Swap. Non-vendor bike sellers may enter the rear of the building starting at 8:30am to get your bike into the corral and get a general admission wristband.
Tables - For Selling anything!
We have about 150 tables available, with each total space approximately 4' x 10' and including a table with two chairs, which comprise the majority of the floor. You can register as many tables as you'd like, and we'll be sure to situate them next to one another. You can sell anything at a table! We just ask that you don't move them, keep the aisles clear, and don't spill over into someone else's space. If you represent a non-profit, please get in touch to inquire about spaces we have available to you.
Expo Spaces - For Selling Anything! In STyle.
"Expo spaces" are 10' x 20' spaces situated front and center at the venue. These spaces are designed to allow free-form presentation. Some vendors set up a small tent over their space, bring their own fixtures, and set up a small pop-up shop. Others need only the two tables and chairs provided with every space, but want to situate them differently than the vendors tables mentioned above typically allow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can sell stuff at the Swap?
Anyone! Our vendors run the gamut from folks who have too many bike components on their workbench to long-standing bike shops and cycling brands. We don't do any curation of vendors aside from encouraging past vendors from returning to the Swap, so the mix is fresh every year.
What Can I find at the Bike swap?
As mentioned above, the vendors at the Swap change from year to year, so it's impossible to nail down exactly what's available. However, it's a good bet that you'll find some great deals on just about anything cycling. We get all sorts of complete bikes, frames, forks, components, wheels, tools, clothes, accessories, even art.
Will there be Food at the Swap?
Yes. The Alliant Energy Center runs a concession stand that typically serves hot food (brats, popcorn, soft pretzels, etc) and cold drinks (soda, beer!).