Potomac Vintage Riders
of the US Mid-Atlantic region

The Potomac Vintage Riders' York Swap Meet has become one of the largest indoor vintage motorcycle / dirt bike events on the East Coast! This single day event includes a full day of swap meet trading/buying, a used bike-for-sale area (bike corral) and a judged vintage motorcycle show in the center of it all.

The event is held every January at the York PA Fairgrounds and is all under one roof in the Expo Arena building (75,000 sq.ft. of floor space!). Over 380 vendors. The date is Sunday, January 12, 2025. The hours are Sunday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The swap meet is largely vintage dirt bike focused - 1960's to mid 1990's Japanese and European are popular along with some road bikes and specialized race bikes. Parts - new & old- to get your project running, old memorabilia as well as NEW apparel/accessories can be found here too. 

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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Location?: Expo Center Arena in the York Fairgrounds, 334 Carlisle Avenue York, PA 17404

2. Swap Contact?: TBA

 **Please plan ahead to avoid phone calls, texts, etc. the week prior of the event especially in    the final days and hours leading up to the event.**

3. Space for me?: Swap vendor mail-in Registration required, see form below. This event       typically sells out.

4. Swap & Show date and hours?: Sunday, January 12, 2025. Open at 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

5. What can I expect? The swap meet consists primarily of 60s, 70s, 80s to mid 90s off-road     motorcycles, new/used parts and accessories, apparel, etc. – with some Japanese/Euro   vintage road machines / parts and accessories as well.

6. Swap Meet Vendor & Bike Show Setup/Load-In?: Saturday, January 11, 2025. 10:00 a.m.          until 4:30 p.m. when doors close/lock. No general admission & No vending on Saturday (per       our agreement with the York Fairgrounds)

7. Food Concessions?: Yes, Located in the lobby. Cash only.

8. Bikes for Show?: Must be at least 25 years old and pre-approved/pre-registered. No             duplicates from the last three years. No chairs/belongings in the display area. No signage (if 

 any) above 18 inches from floor.  We will supply information cards that clip to your handlebars.

9. Firearms/weapons?: No sales or displays, not even vintage firearms.

10. Alcohol/Beer?: No alcohol in the building, per our agreement with the York Fairgrounds.

11. Credit cards?: Sorry, admission is cash only.

12. Used Bike Corral?: Register by mail-in-form (pay fee) to sell your machine. Space is limited.

13. Vending in the Parking Lot?: Not allowed, please buy a space inside like everyone else did. 14. Parking Lot Congestion?: Please be courteous when loading and unloading near the   building. Do not block doors or access lanes. Move your vehicles to the parking lot when   finished loading/unloading.

15. Can I leave my trailer in the parking lot Saturday night?: Yes.

16. Smoking/Vaping?: Not allowed in the building or near doors, per the Fire Marshal.

17. Are my bikes/property safe overnight?: Building is secured & no club members, vendors or   attendees have access. The York Fairgrounds personnel secure the building Saturday at 4:30   p.m. and re-open Sunday at 7:00 a.m. (open for vendors only).

18. Why is this swap/show only a one-day event?: The main reason is the fee increase from   York Fairgrounds (over $12,000 additional) for Saturday vending and Friday setup – which the   vendors would have to pay for in their fee. Another reason is the increase in personnel costs–

 ticket sales, vendor registration, door control, security, etc. We do not believe there would be a 

 significant enough increase in attendees for a two-day event to justify the cost. However, the

 board reviews this each year.

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