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Fourth Annual Crossroads Bike Swap

August 29, 2004

From Jeff Archer, First Flight Bikes -

We are going to try and make the swap meet the last Sunday in August each year. Our previous swaps have been held in mid September through mid October and there just seems to be way too many conflicts. Hopefully this way, you will be able to mark your calendars and know how to plan your schedules.

We had a great time this year and would like to thank everyone that came out. We had swap participants from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Hope to see you in 2004.

Event Schedule

5:30-7 PM Open house at First Flight Bicycles in Historic Downtown Statesville. Everyone is welcome to browse through our collection of 300+ vintage bicycles from the 1860’s through the present day. We have thousands of vintage parts for sale so come and find that special piece to finish your project bike. Dinner out on the town after the open house.

For more information call First Flight Bicycles at 704.878.9683

8:30 AM Begin registration for the 35 and 65 mile road rides.

9:00 AM Ride leaves from the Statesville Civic Center. Tour the scenic countryside of Northern Iredell County including Ft. Dobbs, the gem mines in Hiddenite and Lookout Dam. There will be a single rest stop at Linney’s Mill (65 mile ride only) and a sweep van will be provided for those who need a ride back. Detailed route maps will be provided.

8:30 AM Vendor set up for swap meet

9:00 AM Doors open to the public, FREE ADMISSION

2:30 PM Presentation of bike show awards

Bike Swap: The swap will take place in the Statesville Civic Center In Historic Downtown Statesville. The 3 year-old facility features a 19’ x 21’ fresco by world-renowned artist, and Statesville native, Ben Long. Vendor tables are available to sell bikes, parts and related accessories. If you don’t want to watch your table, bring your stuff and we will sell it for you (call for details).

Bike Show: Last year we had some stunning show bikes. Anybody remember the Shelby "Donald Duck" bike? How about the running of the "Whizzers" (motorized bikes from the 1940’s) through downtown Statesville. Maybe we will bring an ordinary (high wheel) bike for some practice runs as well. There will be some nice vintage road bikes and mountain bikes to check out. Awards will be given for each era of bikes.

All proceeds will go to the Crossroads Cycling Club to help support building of the Lake Norman State park trail. The trail will be built entirely from donated materials and volunteer labor. There will be hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars needed. Please lend your support to this effort.

We look forward to seeing you. Thank you.

Registration

Pre-register and save money. $5.00 will be added to all registrations received after Sept. 14.

For pre-registration, go to: http://www.firstflightbikes.com/crossroa.htm




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