MONROE MICHIGAN’S CLASSIC BICYCLE SHOW AND SWAP MEET
May 7, 2023 will be the 41st Anniversary of the Biggest, Oldest, and the Best Antique and Classic Bicycle Show in the Nation.
This one day event held at the Macomb County Fair Grounds, 3775 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI 48161, will host over 250 dealers from across the continent. The last show at Monroe had more than 10,000 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 each day provides the public with a variety of opportunities to participate in the bicycle collecting hobby like no where else in the nation.
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 to the EXPO Bldg. Anyone who thinks they may have a valuable or collectible bike can put it in the Corral for only $10 and let the crowd decide it’s value. If no one meets the owner’s asking price the bike goes back to the owner and they’ll get $5 back. The result is an appraisal from the crowd for only $5.
3775 S. Custer Rd.
Monroe, OH 48161