Fixing up a vintage bike is the perfect winter project.
The Nampa Bicycle Project announced it will host its first vintage bike sale on Saturday, Oct. 16 from noon — 4 p.m. at the Nampa Bicycle Project, 1510 1st Street South, Nampa. The selection of classic bikes includes a '60s Schwinn Varsity, a Stingray and more, said LaRita Schandorff, the director of Nampa Bicycle Project.
"Some people like the cool factor and challenge of restoring an old bike," Schandorff said. "It's just like an old car. It's bound to turn some heads."
This isn't your standard auction. It's a Dutch auction, meaning all vintage bikes start at the same price and get cheaper throughout the day but at the risk of having a smaller selection of bikes. The sale starts at $20 from noon — 1 p.m.; $15 from 1 — 2 p.m; $10 from 2 — 3 p.m; $5 from 3 — 4 p.m. It's a first-come, first-serve style auction.
The bike sale will include miscellaneous bins including bike parts and accessories. The bargain bin parts are 99 cents and bike parts are $5.
The proceeds raised will go into purchasing new tools to continue bike repairs, Schandorff said.