In all caps on the Boise Bicycle Swap Web site you'll find the cautionary line, "NO USED SHORTS OR BICYCLE HELMETS." So there you have it. Anyone who was hoping to score some new-to-you padded spandex crotch huggers or gently sweated-in protective headgear at this weekend's seventh annual bike swap can save the $1 door fee.
Those not in the market for gross things can mosey over to the Cole Village Shopping Center on Friday, Feb. 26, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to check out the array of new and used bikes. Presented by Team Therapeutic Associates-Dobbiaco Cycling and Multisport and BODE Cycling, the swap provides Treasure Valley cycling enthusiasts the opportunity to sell and purchase bicycles and various equipment and accessories. Sadly, if you plan to sell your squeaky Schwinn or persnickety Peugeot at the swap, online registration for sellers already closed on Feb. 23. You can still register your gear on-site on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6-9 p.m. and Friday, Feb. 26, from noon-4 p.m., though event organizers will lop a 25 percent commission off of your sale instead of the 20 percent offered to online registrants.
To check if an item sold, visit boisebikeswap.com on Sunday, Feb. 28. To claim unsold equipment, pick up items on Feb. 28, from 1-5 p.m. Anything left unclaimed will be donated to charity.
Friday, Feb. 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $1 at the door (13 and younger free), Cole Village Shopping Center, Cole and Ustick, boisebikeswap.com.