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Get a new-to-you bike (for a bargain!) at an upcoming bike swap

Get a new-to-you bike (for a bargain!) at an upcoming bike swap

April 5, 20181483Views
great maine bike swap

Spring! That glorious time of year when our winter accoutrements are put down for a long nap and our summer toys – the kayaks and paddleboards and bicycles – are pulled from sheds and garages around the state, shaken awake, and welcomed back into regular use. It’s a seasonal exchange we all look forward to (well, not the snowshoes. They think spring is stupid and get downright crabby about it).

Spring is also a good time to take advantage of early season swaps and sales to buy new-to-you gear that you can use all summer long. If you’re in the market for a bike, check out these upcoming bike swaps and yard sales:

Great Maine Bike Swap

USM Sullivan Gym, Portland
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 22
Hundreds of bikes, including hybrids, road bikes, mountain bikes, children’s bikes, recumbents and more. Buy and/or sell. Drop off bikes to sell 3-6 p.m. April 21 ($5 cash fee).
www.bikemaine.org/maine-swap

Gorham Bike & Ski graphic

Gorham Bike & Ski Used Bike Sale

693 Congress St., Portland
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29
Buy a used bike, sell your used bike. Get there early!
gorhambike.com

ALSO:
Used bike sale at Gorham Bike & Ski in Brunswick May 5.
And at the Gorham Bike & Ski in Kennebunk on May 12.

Allspeed Bike Swap

127 Marginal Way, Portland, ME
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19
Buy a used bike, sell your used bike.
www.facebook.com

Used Bike Shops

If you miss the swaps but still want to give a used bike a forever home, check out these Maine shops for pre-owned rides that might be your new two-wheeled best friend:

Portland Gear Hub
155 Washington Ave., Portland.
Used bikes (and other outdoor gear) all season long.
portlandgearhub.org

Roy’s Bicycle Shop
75 Farwell St., Lewiston
Used bikes and new bikes and accessories. Rentals, too!
www.roysbike.com/used-bicycles.php

Kingdom Bikes
219 Kingdom Road, Blue Hill
Used and new bikes for sale.
www.kingdombikesbluehill.com

Shannon Bryan

Shannon Bryan

I don't like "exercise" any more than you do. But you know what I do like? Paddleboarding with a friend all afternoon (and then sitting in the grass to drink chardonnay). Bike rides and nachos, hikes, yoga classes held in breweries, group paddles to Fort Gorges, you get the idea. Because Maine is my gym.