The Chicago Winter Bike Swap

FAQs


Is it possible for an individual to sell a single bike?

Yes.  Anybody can sell a bike in the Singles Swap Section of the bike swap.  This area will be designated solely for individuals with a single bike, and only a bike, they wish to sell.  The fee for selling a bike in the Singles Swap Section is $15, plus the $5 for admission.  Limit two bikes per person.  No exceptions.  Simply bring your bike with you to the entrance of the bike swap where you can purchase a bike tag for the Singles Swap Section.  It is the responsibility of the individual to meet the customers and to be with their bike until it is sold.  Individuals are only allowed to sell bikes in the Singles Swap Section.  No additional product may be sold in the Singles Swap Section.  If an individual wishes to sell a bike and additional product, a vendor space must be reserved.


Can anyone sell a bike in the bike corral?


No.  The bike corral is reserved for registered vendors only.


What method of payment will be accepted by the vendors?


Method of payment is determined by each individual vendor.  Cash will be accepted by all vendors.  Most vendors will accept credit cards and some vendors will accept personal checks.

Will an ATM machine be accessible for the customers?


Yes.  An ATM machine is located in Building A, which is across the courtyard from the bike 
swap.  Typically, by the end of the day of the bike swap all cash is withdrawn from the ATM machine, so please come prepared with alternate means of payment.

How do I get to Harper College?

Directions to Harper College are available on the Directions page of this website, or 
click here.

Are hotels available near Harper College?


Yes.  Click here
for a list of local hotels.

Who can be a vendor at the Chicago Winter Bike Swap?

Anyone can be a vendor.  Vendor spaces can be purchased in various configurations depending on how much space you need and what you are selling.  Please see the Vendor Information page for more details.

Will vendors be able to purchase items from other vendors before the bike swap opens to the public?


Yes.  All registered vendors will be free to browse the selection of other vendors before the bike
swap is open to the public.  Please be courteous and allow vendors to complete set up before
inquiring about products.

Do vendors pay a separate admission fee?


No.  Admission fees for vendors are included in the cost of the vendor spaces.  Please refer to the vendor information page for the number of staff allowed entrance for each vendor. 

I don't wish to reserve a vendor space.  Can I still distribute information at the bike swap?


No.  Only registered vendors may distribute information.  Anyone else distributing information for their business/ride/cause etc. will be asked to cease their activities and leave the bike swap.  Distribution of information or solicitation is not allowed in the parking lot of Harper College.

I don't wish to reserve a vendor space.  Can I still sell my stuff at the bike swap?


No.  Only registered vendors may sell their products.  Anyone else attempting to sell any product will be asked to cease their activities and leave the bike swap.

Is the Chicago Winter Bike Swap indoors or outdoors?


The bike swap is completely indoors, including the waiting area outside the entrance to the bike
swap.

Is it possible to register as a vendor on the day of the bike swap?


No.  All vendors must register prior to the day of the bike swap.  Registration must be received by the Chicago Winter Bike Swap by January 27, 2017.

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