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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:00 am

The 2014 Midwest Bicycle Expo and Swap Meet will be held this Sunday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive, Collinsville, Ill. (a 12-minute drive from the Arch).

Detailed directions, including how to get there via public transportation or by bike, may be found at www.trailnet.org. New this year is a shuttle running back and forth from the nearby MetroLink station.

The 2014 Midwest Bicycle Expo and Swap Meet is presented by Trailnet, www.trailnet.org.

The event is free for children 10 and under.

This winter tradition since 2001 gives cyclists access to bike shops, nonprofits, individuals and other bicycle-related businesses, each featuring a unique display of products and information.

Nearly 100 vendors will be staffing booths at the Expo this year. This is a great chance to catch a sneak peak of next season’s bicycle goodies, search for that hard-to-find bike part or find a terrific deal on 2013 inventory that’s being unloaded. Vendors come from all over the country to buy, sell, and swap for the best deals anywhere.

New this year are a Kids’ Corner featuring kid-friendly attractions, including a bounce house and kids’ bike corral, a dedicated area for test rides and mini-clinics and fashion shows.

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