Stop, Swap and Save Event 02/09/2014

What a great time we had with Wendy and Curtis at the 17th Annual STOP, SWAP and SAVE event at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, MD on Sunday February 9th!  Phil and I got some GREAT DEALS on some GREAT GEAR at the Swap for our upcoming cross-country bike trip at the end of April 2014!

The facility was heated which felt great as it was cold outside.  We were able to wait inside and stay warm as we arrived very early and were second in line.

We met lots of awesome folks as we were walking around the venue looking at all the bicycle “eye-candy.”

As lunchtime approached, the delicious aromas in the air coming from the food vendors got our attention!  The food at the SWAP was excellent and very reasonablely priced! Phil indulged in a juicy bacon-cheeseburger while I had the delicious (and gluten-free) nachos and cheese!

Here is a list of what we purchased:  2 Cycling Caps for $2, a 10 Liter Ortlieb Water Bag for $20 and Foldable Sink for $15!!!, 2-Take-a-Look Helmet Mirror Adapters $3 each, Booties $20 (just in-case we do ride in cold weather in the mountains), 3 Water-Bottle Cages for $5 total , 2- Tail-Lights $5 each, a new Stem $7 (to attach extra lighting), a Cat-Eye Velo 5 Bicycle Computer $15, and a fabulous C17 Brooks Saddle for Phil $130!!!  Woohoo!!

We now have all necessary gear for the trip and just have a few small items to get.  We are ready for some nice weather so that we can go on some overnight practice mini-tours!!

Check out the STOP SWAP AND SAVE Facebook Page for lots of great PHOTOS:

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Don’t miss out on February 8th, 2015 when over 4000 people make the trip from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and beyond to the spend the day at the Carroll County Ag Center in Westminster, MD at the East Coast’s largest indoor bicycle swap meet and consumer bike expo!

Whether you’re looking for road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, BMX bikes, clothing, bike parts, cycling accessories, vintage, new or used, there’s something for everyone… all for sale at discounted prices! Click here for complete event info and here for vendor registration. You can also download an event flyer. Download last year’s Event Guide here or visit our Vendors page for a sampling of current and past vendors.

Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest SWAP info.

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