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New Paltz Bike Swap

From: Jeff S
Sent on: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 2:41 PM

Hi Folks,

Please consider participating in this event.  Although I'm not personally familiar with this group, their mission and goals are consistent with those who love bicycling, as I do.  See details below.

Your organizer,

Meetup Message from: kate, Member of Ulster County Outdoors

New Paltz Bike Swap

The New Paltz Bike Swap ( is a fundraiser for the Fats in the Cats Bicycle Club. We are a Hudson Valley based not for profit group with the mission to promote cycling advocacy, trail building, trail maintenance, and community service. We lobby for cycling legislation from New York State, County and local governments and work with policy makers to keep trails open for bikes and road safe for cyclists. We partner with many land managers in the region to build and maintain multi-use trails including NYS DEC, Scenic Hudson, Winnakee Land Trust, and Woodstock Land Conservancy, and are primary sponsors (along with our sister group GUMBA) of the Minnewaska Mountain Bike Festival at Lake Minnewaska State Park held in May. We also give away dozens of bikes to needy kids in Kingston every holiday season.
We are asking help from local outdoor, fitness and health related organizations and businesses to help promote this fundraiser and would like to invite you to promote your organization, business and/or events at the Bike Swap. We can offer space to set up a table or you can provide us with flyers to distribute, to promote your events and/or business. Please contact kate at [address removed]. The following is a short summary of the event. We would appreciate any opportunity for cross-promotions on your website /social network site.

The New Paltz Bike Swap is Saturday May 18th at the New Paltz Middle School in New Paltz NY from 10 AM to 2 PM!
This is the 6th year of the BIKE SWAP and several hundred attendees and dozens of vendors are expected. It's the main way Fats in the Cats Bicycle Club generates funds to support cycling advocacy and trails in the Hudson Valley. The club gets 20% of items sold as a donation. Please Check our website for all the details at or see tons of photos at
We will also gladly accept donations of bikes for the event- please contact Pete at [address removed] to arrange pick-up.

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