Spokane Bike Swap offers fun, education, and a whole lot of bikes

The Annual Spokane Bike Swap is this Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Proceeds will benefit Big Brother Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest.

Admission to the event will be $5, but kids 12 and under are free.

“We are excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters to bring the Spokane Bike Swap to the community for the 7th year in a row!” said LeAnn Yamamoto, Spokane Bike Swap Co-Event Director. “Our partnership will allow us to positively impact youth in our community while promoting healthy and active living for all.”

The Spokane Bike Swap is a one stop shop to sell, upgrade and buy new or used bicycles and accessories. From kids bikes and road bikes to tandems and tri-bikes, great deals await.

Over 1,000 used bikes are expected in the Bike Corral consignment area.

Persons interested in selling a bike can register their bike on the swap’s website.

Registering early will help expedite bike check-in on Friday, April 13 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Bike registration is $5 and payable when you check in your bike on Friday. The fee will be waived if you donate a bike.

The swap needs kids bikes too! The registration fee is waived on kids bikes with 20″ rims or smaller and priced $50 or less.

For all bikes that sell, a 10% consignment fee will be assessed.

The goal of the Spokane Bike Swap event is to enhance the biking community by providing an inclusive venue with affordable bicycles that can be used for recreation, health, fitness and transportation.

“This is a great fit for us as we both exist to improve the health of the Inland Northwest community,” stated Darin Christensen, Chief Executive Office for Big Brother Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest. “The proceeds from this event will help us to increase resources to local families in our community and have a more profound and lasting impact. Plus, this will also offer a great opportunity for Bigs, Littles and Littles’ families to simultaneously get out in the community and build their relationship.”

Over 60 exhibitors will be at the event. Local bike shops including The Bike Hub, Bicycle Butler, Wheel Sport, North Division Bicycle Shop, North West Recumbent Cycles, Fitness Fanatics, VeloFix and more, will also be on hand with competitively-priced bikes and accessories.

In addition, people can connect with local bike clubs, biking events, learn how to put their bike on a STA bus and much more.

If you would like more information, please visit the swap’s website.