As mud season draws to a close, the trails around Park City are starting to dry out. That's good news for mountain bikers, who will soon be able to catch up to their road cycling counterparts.
And, for those cyclists looking for new bikes for the new season, the annual Young Riders Bike Swap returns on May 10 and 11 at The Yard in Park City.
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, about 500 bikes and much more cycling apparel and gear will be on sale at 1251 Kearns Blvd. Swap organizer Julie Minahan said the gear has been pouring in.
"We put a 26-foot U-Haul trailer at Jan's and it's full already," she said. "And I know we've filled up a van and trailer over at White Pine."
Drop-offs can still be made on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. and Friday from 12-8 p.m. at The Yard.
Minahan said this fundraiser for the Young Riders cycling program goes toward several great causes.
"We take from each sale 20 percent," she said. "Those proceeds provide a scholarship program for kids we don't turn any kids away for financial reasons. We'll also do a Hispanic program to get those kids out biking."
Additionally, Young Riders will make donations to trail organizations such as Mountain Trails Foundation , IMBA, Wasatch Trails Alliance and others.
"We like to support those programs by donating to them so they can keep our trails in great shape," Minahan said.
The sale accepts all major credit cards, checks and cash.
"The cash line is by far the shortest checkout line," Minahan noted.
Get there early for the best deals, Minahan advises.
"People are excited to get their new bikes and start getting in line around 6 or 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning," she said.