Public Invited to Buy, Sell or Both at UM Bike Swap

April 21, 2015

MISSOULA – Community members are welcome to consign, buy or both at the Missoula Bike Swap on Saturday and Sunday, May 9-10, at the University of Montana Adams Center. Students with the UM Global Leadership Initiative organized the event to benefit the nonprofits Bike Walk Alliance for Missoula and Free Cycles.

The public is invited to drop off bikes for consignment from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. The sale goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no fee to sell your bike, but 15 percent of each individual sale will be donated to the nonprofit organizations.

Sellers set their own prices for their bikes. Missoula Bike Swap volunteer mechanics will check each bike for safety and functionality. Bike frames and bikes with minor maintenance issues will be accepted. Sellers must report any maintenance issues when they drop off their bike. Bike experts from Free Cycles will be available to assess bike functionality and answer appraisal questions.

Sellers do not need to be present at the sale. Missoula Bike Swap will call all owners of bikes that don’t sell and mail out checks to the previous owners of sold bikes after the event. Unsold bikes must be picked up by 5 p.m. the day of sale. Any bikes not picked up will be donated to Free Cycles. Free Cycles appreciates these donations and will ensure that each bike finds a new home.  

For more information email UM student Sheridan Cook at

Contact: Sheridan Cook, student, UM Global Leadership Initiative,