What & Why

Chicago Bike Swap attendees check out bikes to buy, trade or sell at the bike corral. Photo: Tiki Leff.

Chicago Bike Swap

Admission is just $10 for great deals on bikes, parts, clothes, gear and more at Chicago’s only bike expo. People with Active Trans member cards or UIC i-cards get in for just $5.

Bike shops, businesses, nonprofits, bike clubs, bike race teams and individuals will be exhibiting their amazing bike stuff!

  • Great deals on bike stuff
  • Bike polo demo
  • Cargo bikes and trailers
  • Kids bike safety
  • Chicagoland bike racing panel
  • Raffle (one ticket included with admission)

Got an extra bike or two you want to sell or trade for a really good deal? For $5 per bike (limit three per person), you can place them in our corral.

We’ll tag and monitor the bike/s that you want to sell or trade. Then feel free to walk around and enjoy the fun. If there’s interest in your bike, we’ll give you a call while you’re at the event. Just don’t forget to bring your cell phone!

Please bring plenty of cash to the Chicago Bike Swap

Some larger retail vendors will accept debit/credit cards. Smaller merchants and individuals likely will not. Therefore, we recommend you bring plenty of cash. Each vendor manages its own sales.

Bike Parking

We’ll have racks available for you to lock your bikes to nearby the event, unfortunately we will have to identify their location tomorrow morning as we set up. We promise it will be available and as accessible as possible to the event.

 Vehicle Parking

We’d love for you to walk, bike or take transit, but if you have to drive, we’ve got parking!

The parking lot (Lot 5) across the street from the Physical Education
Building costs $9 for the day.

Got a question not answered on this website, email swap@activetrans.org.