Let the good deals roll.
New York’s only exclusive bike flea market returns to the epicenter of cycling — that’s Park Slope, baby! — offering cheap two-wheelers, parts and accessories in an all-day celebration of all things cycling called the Bike Jumble.
This two-wheeling flea market has kept on growing since the first Jumble in 2009.
“The success speaks to the need in New York to have affordable and logical transportation,” said Jumble founder Harry Schwartzman.
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Cyclists — or would-be cyclists — can find a good bicycle for a low price or make a few dollars selling some of their old bicyclutter without having to go on Craigslist. And to make sure there’s no buyers’ remorse, technicians from Recycle-A-Bicycle will offer free inspections and appraisals.
“You never know what you’re gonna find, sometimes you find some really good deals, or parts that you haven’t seen in 10 years or so. It’s a good way to reach out and see familiar faces and get new faces,” says Ethan Manning, from Brooklyn Bicycles, a Ninth Street shop has participated since it opened two years ago.
The Bike Jumble has been a win-win situation for the bike-curious every year.
“It gets more bikes on the streets, which I think is a positive thing, and it lets people make a little cash,” said Schwartzman.
And the Bike Jumble doesn’t just cater to all your physical and economic needs — there are even bicycle-themed short films to appeal to your bicycle aesthetic desires.
Brooklyn Bike Jumble at Washington Park [Third Street at Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 768-3195], Sept. 24, 10 am-4 pm. For info, visit www.nybikejumble.com.
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