1st Kanata Scout Group hosts the Annual Bike Exchange each April to provide a valuable service to the greater Ottawa community as well as raise funds to support the Scouting Program in Kanata. Families are welcome to shop for bikes of all sizes and colours. If you have an unused bicycle, please bring it in for a possible exchange for a new one!
All shoppers for used bicycles and outdoor gear are certainly welcome on the Saturday morning. We expect to have over 400 bikes available to be sold this year!
Again this year we are branching out to include canoes, kayaks and outdoor gear! In general, large items in good condition will be considered.
We've also partnered with Expedition Toys to give you a selection of bike accessories and even kayaks!
$1 per item brought in for sale is collected. If your item sells, 20% of your sale price stays with the 1st Kanata Scouts.
Each year we obtain extra bikes through the winter, repair and have held them in storage courtesy of Kanata Research Park.
To move all the bikes, Hertz has kindly donated transportation services with a large truck.
If you would like to donate a bike or item, please email Peter at GC@1stkanatascouts.org to arrange for pick-up.
- Sellers are charged a $1 fee per item handling fee, and if the item sells, 80% of the seller's price is returned to the seller.
- Buyers arrive on Saturday morning to roam the rink and select from a large assortment of used bikes/items at bargain prices. Payment by cash or cheque (with ID) only.
April 25th 7-9:00pm drop-off only, at the rear-corner door.
April 26th 8-9am drop-off at the rear-corner door.
April 26th 8:30-11am the Sale begins!!! Arrive early at the front door as there is usually a line-up. However, coffee and snacks are available for purchase.
April 26th 11:30-noon Sellers pick up unsold bikes/items and/or 80% of seller's price of item sold.
Mlacak Centre Ice Rink, 2500 Campeau, Kanata ON
Drop-off of is at the rear-corner of the arena.
Buyers please enter at the main arena entrance.
For directions, please click here.