Switching Gears
May 31, 2016

Killington Ski Club hosts New England’s largest bike swap

KILLINGTON — The first annual Beast of a Bike Swap is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend at Killington Resort’s Snowshed Lodge during a three-day stretch, May 27-29.

Scheduled to coincide with the long-standing Killington Stage Race and opening weekend of the Killington Mountain Bike Park, these holiday weekend events create an atmosphere of family-friendly cycling fun for road and mountain cyclists alike.

“This is going to be New England’s largest bike swap,” said Chris Clarke,  Killington Ski Club president. “We have so much going on during this holiday weekend—between mountain biking at the resort bike park and the Stage Race—there will be thousands of bike fanatics coming to Killington for the weekend.”

In addition to consigned used bikes, the Beast of a Bike Swap will offer new bikes, parts and accessories, apparel, and more, through independent retailers and local and regional brands’ pop-up stores.

The event is free and open to the public during the following hours: Friday, May 27 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to the stage race and lift-assisted downhill trail riding, food, drink and live music throughout will create a bicycle-festival atmosphere.

Event proceeds benefit Killington Ski Swap, which offers recreational skiing and racing instruction, development programs, and scholarships to junior athletes.

Information about the event including drop-off and pick-up times for consignments can be found at killingtonbikeswap.com/.

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