Bike Swap Overview

The Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap was this past weekend. Sometimes swaps are hit or miss and much like flea markets, you have to get there early to get the good stuff. Fortunately, the goal of attending this swap was less about personal purchases and more about meeting new people who are creating new businesses, organizations, rides, and artwork that are geared towards cycling in our state.

There was definitely a good amount of folks doing really great things and we can’t wait to spread the word about them. The haul of the day included a lot wonderful contacts and even a new pair of winter riding gloves for quite a steal!

Overall the swap was a lot of fun. While there was a lot of not so great items that came out of the basements of bike part hoarders, there were some gems, such as sweet vintage frames and handmade bike goods. The Brazen swap is definitely recommended if you’re in the area, and the money helps support their team for their upcoming season!

Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap TODAY!

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If you are in or near Madison today, don’t forget to stop by the Brazen Dropouts/Machinery Row bike swap! It’s one of the biggest in the state of Wisconsin and is not to be missed. We weren’t planning on going because of some prior commitments, but it turns out one of us will be able to make it.  With the weather getting close to 50 today, there is really no excuse NOT to ride over and check it out!

p.s. The Mad Rollin’ Dolls have a roller derby bout over at the Alliant Energy Center as well today. Two awesome ways to spend a Saturday 🙂