Asked to orgainize a bike swap
Richmond (Virginia) is putting on a Cyclovia on April 22nd, closing a long stretch of Cary street to vehicular traffic. As part of this, I've been asked to organize a bike swap. For those of you in the know, it's likely the swap will be held on the same block of Cary as the Re-Cycles shop, who I will try to talk to on the morrow.
What I'm curious about is if any of you have organized a swap before or have any ideas on how to run one. I'm trying to keep the table space for this relatively cheap (actually, in the tradition of T-town, you'll need to bring your own table) and there will be no admission fee, as it is part of a larger public event. Not supposed to be a money maker. I've figured that I need to find out exactly how many spaces I'll have and do some sort of registration, that I need to talk with some of the local dealers, possibly set up a website, draw up some posters and cards to have prior to Westminster, a few other things. Any more?
With any luck this-- both swap and Cyclovia-- will be yearly events.
Thanks in advance, Pogue
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