Our Mission

The Spokane Bike Swap & Expo seeks to improve the health of our community by providing an inclusive venue with a wide range of affordable bicycle, bicycle related products and services while raising money to help preserve the Spokane River Centennial Trail.

The mission of the Friends of the Centennial Trail is to assist in the maintenance and development of the Spokane River Centennial Trail, and its adjacent parklands.
  • The Spokane River Centennial Trail is a living, free resource that belongs to the community. We want to continue to preserve and improve it for many years to come.
  • The Trail is a sustainable resource that relies on community support, grants and donations for development.
  • The 20th anniversary of the Trail was in 2012 and it's still unfinished. It will take all of us working together to complete it.

Our History

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.

Recap of the 2015 Swap

The annual Spokane Bike Swap continues to grow in popularity, and that means more funding for improvements on the Centennial Trail. Nearly 4,000 people attended the bike swap on April 11 and 12 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The event raised $38,000 for the Friends of the Centennial Trail. The funds will go for projects to expand or maintain the Spokane River side of the trail, which runs for 37 1/2 miles from Lake Spokane to Stateline. The trail is linked to the North Idaho Centennial Trail, which runs eastward to Higgens Point State Park on Lake Coeur d’Alene. The Washington and Idaho segments combined stretch about 60 miles.
The fourth annual bike swap had 58 exhibitors and more than 900 used bikes for sale. Attendees purchased 673 of those bikes. That compares with 169 bikes sold during the first bike swap and 549 sold last year, said LeAnn Yamamoto, event director.

Recap of the 2014 Swap

More than 3,000 people swelled in during the 3rd annual Spokane Bike Swap on April 12th and 13th at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. The 53 exhibitors and nearly 750 used bikes on display pushed the limits of the space. Even with the venue packed, the atmosphere was jovial and the tens (nearly a hundred) volunteers were on hand to help guide selection and check-out. New this year, each child 14 and younger that bought a bike in the bike corral received a free Bell helmet and helmet fitting. Over 170 new-in-box helmets were given away.
The Spokane Bike Swap was able to present the Friends of the Centennial Trail with a check for $30,000 that was raised during the 3rd Swap. “We tripled the amount of used bikes sold from our first year in the bike corral” said LeAnn Yamamoto, Spokane Bike Swap Event Director.

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