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Event Photography: Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet

It’s mid-November, the fall rains have returned, but wet weather won’t stop thousands of bicycle enthusiasts from swarming to the intersection of 5th Avenue and 7th Street near Downtown Tucson.

What’s the occasion? The Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet. Once again, it lives up to its billing as the shopping place with just about anything that relates to bicycling.

Need some new clothes? The swap can cover you from head to toe…

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Or how about a used bike? There are hundreds to choose from. You can shop at an outdoor market like this one…

Event photography - Outdoor market at the Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet, Tucson, Arizona

Or you can flag down many of the riders who’ve taped “for sale” signs to their bikes. This guy seems reluctant to part with such a sweet ride…

Event photography - Mobile bike seller at the Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet, Tucson, Arizona

True confession: I tried to sell one of my bikes a few months ago. Couldn’t find a buyer. So, it’s still my bike. And I’m glad to have it around.

Okay, back to the bike swap.

Even though it’s packed with buyers and sellers, there are those who’d rather ride. Here comes an energetic BMX crew…

Event photography - BMX crew at the Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet, Tucson, Arizona

There’s a certain artsy-ness to the bike swap. Things like the red wagon still life with bicycle parts…

Event photography - Red wagon with bike parts at the Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet, Tucson, Arizona

Or perhaps you’d rather make the acquaintance of the bicycling Buddha, who seeks enlightenment while having a cup of coffee during a phone call. Call it mindful multitasking…

Event photography - Bicycling Buddha doll at the Fall 2012 Bicycle Swap Meet, Tucson, Arizona

Since we’re on an artsy roll, let’s head over to the Velociprints opening at Borderlands Brewing Company…

Event photography - Velociprints art show opening at Borderlands Brewing Company, Tucson, Arizona

Velociprints is an annual event that benefits BICAS and El Grupo Youth Cycling. The show features bicycle-themed prints created by Tucson artists.

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