After needing to be cancelled last spring, from its originally-scheduled date in April, Spokane Bike Swap & Expo returns on June 12, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center (404 N. Havana St, Spokane, WA). Admission is $5, and free for kids 12 and under. Parking is free.
This popular event is the region’s only biking and bike equipment event where you can buy new and used bikes of every types, size, and price range. Past Spokane Bike Swap and Expo events have had over 3,000 attendee and nearly 700 bikes sold.
In addition to shopping for bikes and accessories, you can also find deals on bikes and equipment from local bike shops and exhibitors; learn about local rides, bike clubs, bike safety; and participate in bike clinics.
Just like a ski swap, you can bring your used bikes and biking accessories for consignment sale. But a swap event is only as good as the number and quality of bikes that are brought by from the public.
So dust off the unused bikes and get them prepped to sell. You do not have to be present to have your bike sold—the Spokane Bike Swap Team will do it for you.
All types of bicycles in good riding condition will be accepted, including kids, racing, mountain, commuter, bmx, recumbent, hybrid, tandem, cruiser, trailer bikes, buggies, bike trailers, and more. Each bike will be inspected, tagged, and set up in the bike corral.
There is a $5 bike registration fee per bike. This registration fee is waived for used kids bikes (20-inch wheels or smaller) if they are priced at $50 or less. To sell your bike, pre-register online by June 11, to expedite bike check-in. Then bring your bike to the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Friday, June 11th, at 3-7:00pm.
Each consignment sale is assessed a 10% fee and will be deducted from the item selling price before checks are issued to sellers. You must return to the bike swap between 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 12 to pick-up your check (if your bike has sold) or pick-up your unsold bike. Any bikes not picked up by 6:30 p.m. will be donated to a charitable organization.
You can also choose to directly donate a used bike to the event. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Spokane Bike Swap and Expo donates all event proceeds to local charitable organizations.
You can also volunteer at Spokane Bike Swap and Expo—sign-up at the event website.
For complete event details, visit spokanebikeswap.com.
Check out these Out There archived stories for bike swap tips and advice:
From the April 2015 print magazine issue, Out There Kids column.
[Feature photo courtesy Spokane Bike Swap.]