2nd annual Spokane Bike Swap - a Success!
Over 2,000 people, excited and ready for spring, attended the 2nd annual Spokane
Bike Swap on April 13 & 14 at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. With 40 vendors
present and over 600 used bikes registered to sell, there was something for everyone
during this two day event. "We tripled the amount of bikes registered to sell this
year in the bike corral and we sold over 450 over the two day event which was a
250% increase over last year," smiled Spokane Bike Swap Event Director, LeAnn Yamamoto.
"The building was buzzing with excitement as people found great deals on bikes and
Vendors at the event were excited and thrilled with the turn out! The local bike
shops selling merchandise at the event, including Wheel Sport, North Division Bicycle
Shop, Fitness Fanatics, NorthWest Recumbent Cycles, Emde Sports, Bicycle Butler
and Terra Sports have already signed up and will be participating again next year.
Special thanks to the sponsors that made it possible and supported the event include
Sterling Bank, Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction Office, Lee & Hayes, Emde Sports,
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, Cricket Wireless, David's Pizza, Community Building
Foundation, AHBL, Greenstone, REI, Spokane Transit, The Inlander, Baddlands, Teck
American, WSU Riverpoint Campus, EWU Riverpoint Campus, Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists,
URM Stores, Inland Norhtwest Health Services, GSI Outdoors, Jubiliant HollisterStier,
WA Trust Bank, Avista and Green Salon.
The Spokane Bike Swap raised $20,000 for the Friends of the Centennial Trail. The
funds add a big boost to their Trail Builders Fund which provides essential community-based
funding to projects that complete and enhance our beloved Centennial Trail. Many
thanks go out to everyone that supported this community event and we hope to see
you again at next year's event!
Dates for next year's event will be announced soon. Please check back to find out.
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