Tri Community Gear Swap
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Chicago Tri Community Gear Swap

The Chicago Triathlon is proud to produce Chicago’s only triathlon-specific gear exchange! During this event, new and veteran triathletes can exchange, buy or sell their used triathlon gear with ease.

The 7th edition of the Gear Swap is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 at Industrious Fulton Market. All participants must RSVP in advance using the link below. This annual event is complimentary for buyers, and $10 for individuals who plan to sell gear. Snack and complimentary refreshments will be served..

7th Annual Chicago Tri Community Gear Swap

Saturday, March 9, 2019
12:00 PM  Setup Begins (for sellers)
1:00 PM    Doors Open (all buyers)
4:00 PM    Event Concludes

Interested in Buying Gear?

Put together a list of what you need, grab a friend, come early for the best selection, and bring plenty of cash or a check (don’t expect to use credit cards). To ensure fire code capacities, all Buyers must also RSVP in advance. As a reminder, this is a complimentary event!


Clean out your triathlon gear trunk, grab that old wetsuit and dig through those vintage tri jerseys!  Chance are you have a LOT of old triathlon gear, apparel and other gently-used items that you just couldn’t bring yourself to throw away.  Well, now’s your chance to help out a new triathlete, make room for some new gear AND make a few bucks.

Please keep items specific to the sport of triathlon (ie. no unicycles, no roller blades) and leave those old race t-shirts at home. Plan to arrive early for setup. We’ll fill-in all sellers with the selling logistics and an item-labeling template as the event draws near.

What’s best, you also have the opportunity to donate your gently-used (yet fully-functional) gear to Tri-Masters Youth Triathlon Programs – an amazing local group educating and coaching at-risk kids of the benefits of multisport.


Industrious is located at 171 N Aberdeen Street in Chicago. If you plan to drive, limited street parking is available in the area. If you plan to travel by CTA, the Morgan L Station (Pink & Green Lines) is the closest stop. The Halsted #8 and Madison #20 are your best bets via CTA bus.


All participants must pre-register using the system below. Due to space limitations, this event will sell-out for both buyers and sellers, so don’t delay. Event communications will be emailed to all registrants beginning one week prior to the event. Please email us at with questions. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at the swap!