SlowSpokes hosts weekend bike swap

NANAIMO – SlowSpokes cycling group to host first bike and cycling gear swap this weekend.

Come prepared to buy, sell or trade your bike or cycling gear this weekend when SlowSpokes cycling group hosts Nanaimo’s first bicycle and cycling gear swap.

The event happens on Lois Lane near the China steps Saturday (April 6) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in partnership with Hub City Cycles Community Cooperative.

Other shops and cycling organizations are joining in.

“The city’s going to be promoting Bike to Work Week and there will be lots of tents because I just checked the weather for the weekend,” said Allen Henderson, SlowSpokes volunteer.

Vibe Bikes will be there as well and the China Steps Emporium and Underground Skate & Apparel will be offering specialty products for cycling enthusiasts.

“They’re both bike guys,” Henderson said. “One has wartime bikes – the guy from China steps – so he’s going to have a few of them there, really old vintage bikes.”

Henderson said the owner of Underground Skate & Apparel is a Schwinn fan who will have a selection of low-rider bikes on hand.

SlowSpokes Nanaimo is a group of Nanaimo cyclists interested in organizing and participating in social/recreational bike rides. There is no age limit and everyone – especially slow riders, hence the name – is welcome to join group rides.

For more information about the bike swap, please visit the bike swap website at