You may have a kid's birthday coming up, or perhaps you want to do some early, affordable Christmas shopping. Either way, the bike auction may be just what you need to find a bike on a budget, for any age.

You're probably familiar with the vehicle auctions they do here in town, the Missoula Police Department sells of cars that are abandoned around town. This is the same deal, just with bikes. The next bike auction will be on Tuesday, October 8th at Gardner's Auction Service, 4810 US Hwy 93, from 5 to 6 p.m. Viewing is available Monday, October 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here's the best part, you don't even have to go out there if you don't want, you can bid online here. For more info about the online auction, contact Gardner’s Auction Service at 251-2221.

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