The Spokane Bike Swap is right around the corner on April 12th and 13th from 9am-3pm at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. This is a great opportunity to get you pedaling this Spring and with May being Bike to Work Month, it's also the perfect time to go check out hundreds of new and used bikes all in one place.
But organizers need your help: The Spokane Bike Swap Team needs to fill volunteer positions to ensure the success of this great community event. If you are able to volunteer, please click HERE. There is a summary of the volunteer positions and a sign up form.
Volunteers will received an official bike swap t-shirt when they arrive for their first shift. Plus you can enjoy FREE David’s Pizza at the volunteer night on Wednesday April 9th. If you have any questions or need additional information, please go to the Spokane Bike Swap website at spokanebikeswap.com.
At last year's event, over 2,000 people attended with 40 vendors present and over 600 used bikes registered to sell. The Spokane Bike Swap raised $20,000 for the Friends of the Centennial Trail which added a large boost to the Trail Builders Fund for projects that complete and enhance the Centennial Trail.
Here's a little history of the event from Spokane Bike Swap: The Spokane Bike Swap & Expo was initiated by the Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction Office, in conjunction with Sterling Bank. Partnering with the Friends of the Centennial Trail, the volunteer Bike Swap Team coordinate the two-day event and lead active roles in the community.
Spokane Bike Swap and Expo is the biggest “garage sale” for used bicycles in our region and offers something for everyone. It is a wonderful way to donate or consign bikes you have outgrown, don’t ride or want to upgrade. It also provides affordable bikes for those who cannot afford to purchase a new one.
Proceeds from the Spokane Bike Swap and Expo are donated to Friends of the Centennial Trail, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization focused on the maintenance and completion of our Trail. Thanks to sponsors, exhibitors, volunteers and attendees, Spokane Bike Swap & Expo doubled its size and impact in just two years. Additionally in 2013, we have added donated bikes, bike accessory sales and have partnered with the Kiwanis Paint-a-Helmet Program.
See you there!