As a precursor to the August 7th Vail Bike Swap which benefits Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Cycling Team (aka Vail Junior Cycling), the team achieved 26 podiums and 45 top ten finishes across the recent Hammer in the Hay, Lost Lake Loop and Berry Creek Bash races. These races are part of the 2021 Vail Recreation District Town Mountain Bike Race Series.
“I am very proud of our athletes, and excited to see such prominent placings throughout this summer town racing series,” said SSCV Nordic and Cycling Program Director Dan Weiland. “We are eager to continue this excitement and support of our Vail Junior Cycling team at the Vail Bike Swap coming up on August 7 at Battle Mountain High School.”
Partnering with Kind Bike and Ski to present the 2nd Annual Vail Bike Swap (delayed a year due to COVID restrictions), SSCV is excited to provide an avenue for buyers and sellers of bikes and gear to come together to support each other’s passion for cycling while also supporting the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Junior Cycling Team.
Community members can buy or sell used bike gear at the Vail Bike Swap on August 7th, 2021 at Battle Mountain High School from 11 am – 4 pm. Sellers can drop off their bikes and gear from 5 pm – 7 pm on August 6th or from 8 am – 10 am on August 7th, with 20% of their sales proceeds supporting SSCV’s Vail Junior Cycling Program. Pick up of unsold items takes place from 4 pm – 5:30 pm on August 7th. Vendors can also participate in this event.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this event, and give back to our local cycling community, including these young riders, with this swap,” said Edwards based Kind Bikes and Skis owner Chris Anderson. “This event is a great opportunity to bring the biking community in the Vail Valley together, and is particularly important given the surge in excitement for cycling coupled with the shortage of new bikes given the impact of COVID on the supply chain .”
SSCV’s Weiland said, “It is great synergy to have Kind Bikes and Skis step forward with their knowledgeable staff to support our Vail Junior Cycling Team athletes through the Vail Bike Swap. Chris has always been a huge proponent of the local cycling community and we are very grateful that he has chosen to support the Vail Cycling Team through his shop.”
Many thanks go out to SSCV Cycling Team and Bike Swap sponsors Alpine Bank, Alpine Collision, Coleman Custom Homes, Forstl Realty and Kind Bikes and Skis.
For a complete list of results go to https://www.vailrec.com/sports-activities/vail-race/mountain-bike-racing .]
For more information on the Vail Bike Swap, visit www.vailbikeswap.com