New Paltz Bike Swap set for May 13

The tenth annual New Paltz Bike Swap will be held Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Paltz High School, located on South Putt Corners Road. The swap is a community event where anyone can buy or sell used bikes or bike equipment. Last year there were more than 500 people at the bike swap, and this event has put more than 1,000 under-used bikes back into use.

Anyone can sell bikes, parts, accessories and gear at the Bike Swap. Sellers bring their items to the swap. Volunteers help sellers tag and price each item. A portion (20%) of the sale price is taken as a fundraiser for the organizers of the event, Fats in the Cats. Sellers return between 1 and 2 p.m. to pick up unsold items and funds for sold items. Buyers can find bikes to suit almost any kind of riding, including mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX, vintage and cruisers. Volunteers help find bikes that best suit their interest and budget. Buyers can also find bike parts, accessories and gear at the swap.

For more information, visit and Facebook at If you would like to volunteer at the event or if you have questions about selling, please contact John Heitzman at or call (845)399-0650.