A representative of the Summit Police Department said she didn't know how long the city has been holding its bicycle auction, but it's been for "many, many, many" years.
The bicycles up for auction are part of a collection of abandoned bikes acquired by police, according to a spokesperson. After six months, if no one claims the abandones bikes, they become eligible for auction.
It's a good way to pick up an inexpensive bicycle.
Summit will hold the Bicycle Auction today, in the Police Garage at City Hall. The garage is accessable by following the ramp in the City Hall parking lot. Potential bidders can take a look at the available bikes from to 9a.m. to 10a.m.
At 10 a.m. on the dot, the bidding will start. The police department is accepting cash and checks as payment. No credit cards. Proper ID is a must if paying by check, and all winning bidders must leave with their bikes.
For a peek at what a munuciple bicycle auction looks like, take a look from Westfield's bicylce auction.