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Monroe Antique Bicycle Show {Former Ann Arbor Show]

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MONROE BICYCLE SHOW

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Please join us for the biggest, the oldest, the best antique and classic bicycle show in the country!

MONROE MICHIGAN'S CLASSIC BICYCLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET



May 5, 2024 will be the 42nd Anniversary of the Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle Show in the Nation.


This one day event held at the Monroe County Fair Grounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI 48161, will host over 300 dealers from across the continent. The last show at Monroe had 1000’s of Classic, Vintage and Collectible bicycles on site representing nearly every major bicycle maker in the last century.


The $6 admission (kids under 12 free) to the Show provides the public with a variety of opportunities to participate in the bicycle collecting hobby like no where else in the nation. We will also be adding a general flea market and mini bike swap meet.


First and foremost are the Show bikes. Typically, 50 to 75 bicycles are entered into twelve categories and the public votes for its favorites. Awards are presented to the first place winners in such categories as Best Unrestored, Best Lady’s, Best Motorized Bike, Best Early Classic, Best Custom Classic and the Best Bike of each decade 1930 through 1970.


Next is the “Classic Bike of the Year Award”. This is a judged event, which focuses on some of the finest, rarest and most sought after bicycles in the bicycle collecting hobby. All of these bicycles are from private collections and are seldom seen outside of museums or auctions. The winner will be crowned “Classic Bike of the Year 2023”.


The Show features a Classic Bike Corral located right outside the main entrance of the EXPO building. Anyone who thinks they may have a valuable or collectible bike can sell in the Corral for only $10 and let the crowd decide it’s value.


Besides all the buying and selling of bicycles there is the giving away of door prizes. The $6 cost to get into the Show includes a free door prize ticket. This year, four $50 drawings will be given away. You need to be present to win and you can only get a chance by coming to the show.



This is a great event for the entire family. The bicycle displays will surely bring back many interesting memories to all the grown-ups whether it’s their first bike, their paper route bike, or even the bike that you got for Christmas. It may even provide an opportunity to fulfill a dream and finally get the bike you always wanted.


Once one learns how to ride a bike, one never forgets that first feeling of freedom and excitement. Here’s a great chance to see what this great hobby is all about, take some pictures of the bike you had as a kid and share a great family day together having a unique experience that only happens once a year. This event is indoors and outdoors, so rain or shine the show is on.


Thanks, Nick and Sue Avina
[email protected]
419-579-4845 or 419-579-6815



  • 100 bikes were entered in the regular bike show, competing for twelve class awards. See your favorites, plus many more.
  • Bicycle Corral outside main entrance to EXPO building. $10 PER BIKE.
  • Vendor spaces ALWAYS available:
    • Outside Spots, 12'x30' -- $30.00 each
    • Inside Expo Building, 10'x15' -- $55.00 each
    • Inside Expo Building, 10'x10' -- $45.00 each
    • Inside Merchant & Rabbit Buildings, 10’X15’ -- $55.00 each
    • Saturday early set up -- $10.00 (1 time vendor fee) 9am-5pm
  • Vendors can request last year's spot -- DEADLINE APRIL 1
  • 1000’s of Bikes and Whizzers on display and over 300 Vendors
  • $800 in cash awards for Classic Bike of the Year!
    • 1st Place $250, 2nd Place $150
    • $10 Entry for Classic Bicycle of the Year
  • 12 show bike catagories inside main entrance to EXPO building include everything from 1800's high wheelers to Classic Balloon tire bicycles to 1960s-70s BMX bikes and vintage racers. ($5 for each bike entered).
  • $6.00 Admission. Kids 12 and under FREE.
  • Door prizes and free parking.
  • Vendor Set-up: Gates will open to vendors at 6:00 am Sunday. Early bird set up on Saturday, 9am to 5pm, for an additional $10 per vendor. SEE VENDOR INFO.
  • Gates open on Sunday at 8 am to the public.
  • Show until 3:00 pm.
  • For more information call Nick or Sue Avina 419-579-4845 or 419-579-6815
© 2022 by the Monroe Bicycle Show & Swap

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This is the "Biggest", "Oldest", and "Best" Antique and Classic Bicycle Show AND Swap meet in the WORLD.
The "Classic Bike of the Year" event since 1998 is the "Only" event that has brought out some of the rarest and most treasured bikes in the hobby year after year.
To be judged the show's most "Best Preserved' or "Best Restored" Classic Bike of the Year, is the most coveted award in the bicycle hobby.
Since 1998, over $20,000 has been presented to the winners selected at each show.
Hope to see you at this year's show, hosted by Nick and Sue Avina.
Yes, Annie and I will be there just inside the main door. Our "Swap Space" for life.
 
Just A Reminder! ...
-Saturday, May 4, 2024 is early Vendor set-up from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
-Sunday May 5, 2024 is the Classic Bicycle Show and Swap Meet.
-Opens Sunday to Public from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
-Show your Bicycle for $5.00 ... Registration for Show Bicycles starts at 8:00 am SUNDAY Morning Only! ... You can pre-register but Display Cards will not be available until Sunday during registration in the EXPO Building.
*NOTE: Bicycles can NOT be removed from Show until Awards at 2:30pm, if removed you are disqualified from winning award.
Photos to be taken with each category Award winner.
-Bicycle Show is located in the Expo Building which is where you can "VOTE" for your favorite Classic Bicycles in each category on display.
The $6 cost to get into the Show includes a free door prize ticket. By taking your door prize ticket to the EXPO Building Bicycle Show Registration Table you will receive a Show Bicycle Voting Sheet and you can enter to win one of the four $50 drawings to be given away throughout the day.
Additional drawing tickets are available for purchase and you will need to be present to win.
 
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