Ain't no party like a bicycle party, cause a bicycle party is educational. The 2012 Midwest Bicycle Expo and Swap Meet, organized by Trailnet, is a great way to brush up on information about the latest gear, local shops and nonprofits. Whether you're out shopping for a new bike, trolling through parts or catching a glimpse of next season's bicycle gems, you're bound to learn something useful. In addition to the expo, there will be a Classic Bike Show for a $5 admission fee (each show is a separate $5 entry), with participants competing for trophies in various categories. Check out the bikes and gadgets today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gateway Center (One Gateway Drive, Collinsville, Illinois). Admission to the expo is $5. For more information, visit www.trailnet.org.
Sun., Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2012