The Hub is having its 14th annual "Used Bike Extravaganza!"
When: Saturday, June 9th (10-6) and Sunday, June 10th (12-6)
Where: 3016 Minnehaha Ave. South
Bike drop-off week: Monday, May 28th through Friday, June 8th
"How to Buy a Used Bike" seminar: Friday, June 8th (at 6:00 pm) at the Minnehaha location
Looking to Sell a Bike? Our Extravaganza is an opportunity for customers to sell their bikes and get the full amount in store credit. All bikes must be in safe, rideable condition (besides, the better condition they are in, the faster they sell!). Sellers bring their bikes in the week before the sale to get priced.
Looking to Buy a Bike? For those who are looking, the Extravaganza brings in a wide variety of bikes – from kids’ bikes to cruisers to road bikes and sometimes even a tandem or two! The perfect bike may be waiting for you…Don’t miss out! Bring a helmet for test rides if you have one!
Q: When is it happening?
A: Saturday, June 9th (from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm) and Sunday, June 10th (from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm).
Q: Who can participate?
A: This sale is open to the public – whether it's your first time in our shop or you are a seasoned regular! The only requirements are that anyone who wishes to sell a bike needs to be at least 18 years old and have a valid ID.
Selling a bike at the Extravaganza:
Q: When can customers bring their bikes in for the weekend?
A: We will be accepting bikes the week and a half before (Monday, May 28th through Friday, June 8th).
Q: What kind of bikes can be sold at the Extravaganza?
A: All styles of bikes, including road bikes, hybrids, tandems, mountain bikes, children's bikes, trailers, you name it! We ask that the bicycles be bike-shop quality, rather than originally from a department store. Department store bikes (ex. Magna, Mongoose, Vertical, etc.) are not designed to last and don't provide good ride quality. We can make some exceptions for youth bikes (bikes with wheels that are 24” or smaller) which are in good condition. We are happy to help you determine if your bike qualifies.
Q: Do the bikes need to work?
A: Bikes must be in rideable condition. We will not be performing tune-ups on these bikes (unless it is arranged), so it is the customer's responsibility to get safety issues fixed before that weekend.
Q: How will the bike be priced?
A: Customers will ultimately get to choose the price for their bike(s). Staff is available to give advice and help with this process.
Q: Does it cost anything to submit a bike for sale?
A: No! This is a special weekend for our customers. It costs nothing to have your bike sell during the Extravaganza. You will receive 100% of the price in store credit.
Q: What if a bike sells that weekend?
A: Any bike that sells during the Extravaganza will be compensated 100% in store credit. The credit will be issued the week after the sale (it is not available for use during the weekend).
Q: What happens to bikes that do not sell during the event?
A: Bikes are discounted by 10% on the second day of the sale. All sellers are called on Monday and notified whether their bike sold or not, and what their store credit is for those bikes (which isn't available to be used until Tuesday – it cannot be used during the sale). If a bike doesn't sell, it must be picked up by Friday of that week. If a seller is interested in trading the bike in, we can look it over and give them our offer.
Buying a bike at the Extravaganza:
Q: What type of bikes will be at the sale?
A: All types of bikes! Historically we've had lots of variety (depending on what people bring in) – including tandems, mountain bikes, road bikes, children's bikes, Burley trailers and classic cruisers.
Q: The Extravaganza can be really busy on Saturday morning! The hardest part is waiting in line to test ride the bikes I like. Is there anything I can do to make this process faster?
A: Bring your own helmet! We require that all customers wear a helmet for the test rides and we only have a limited number of helmets available at a time.
Q: I have questions about what to look for when buying a used bike. Will there be staff to help me?
A: Yes. There will be staff around who can help answer your questions. We will also be hosting a special workshop the Friday night before the Extravaganza on “How to Buy a Used Bike”. It will be on Friday, June 9th at 6:00 pm at the Minnehaha location, and will include good information about what to look for over the weekend!
Q: I would like to get fenders and a rack installed on the bike I purchase at the UBE. How much does that cost and how long will it take?
A: During UBE weekend, we are installing accessories, such as fenders and racks, on ALL bikes at no charge! (We always offer this discount with new bikes, but normally used bikes aren’t included.) We will have staff working to install these parts, but you may be asked to leave the bike for a day or two depending on how busy we are.
Q: I have a question that isn't answered here. Who do I contact?
A: Call us at 612-729-0437 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.