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Saturday, the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen and the Friends of Fremont Park are holding the inaugural Sacramento Bicycle Swap Meet in Midtown.
The swap meet, which is planned to be an annual event, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fremont Park, located on the block bordered by P, Q, 15th and 16th street. Vendors will set up shop, trading and selling bicycles and accessories. One man's trash will become another man's treasure on Saturday morning, and some might find the diamond in the rough they have been looking for.
Vendor spaces start at $10 and are available up to the event, and all proceeds will go to the nonprofit organizations Friends of Fremont Park and the Sacramento Bike Kitchen. The Sacramento Bike Kitchen is composed of volunteers working to promote a cost-efficient alternative means of transportation. Since 2006, The Bike Kitchen has kept its tires inflated and sprockets spinning through community donations and hosting events to make contributions outside the local community.
Following the swap meet, the Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen will be hosting a party for the Second Saturday Art Walk at its 1915 I St. location.
"This month, Sacramento Bike Kitchen is going to donate the proceeds from the party to our AIDS/LifeCycle team," said Ryan Sharpe, the organization's head volunteer. The team consists of 12 cyclists aiming to raise $36,000 for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. The Bicycle Kitchen's plan is to periodically host fundraising events through June, when the cycle team will depart on a 545-mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Saturday's fundraiser begins at 6 p.m., and admission will cost $10. The event will feature locally made arts and crafts donated to raise money for the cyclists.
More information on the bike swap and becoming a vendor can be found at fremontpark.net. Details pertaining to the after-party and Sacramento Bicycle Kitchen are available at sacbikekitchen.org