Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Spokane Bike Swap?

  • The Spokane Bike Swap is a non-profit event and a great venue to buy new and used bicycles and accessories. Anyone can sell their bikes at the swap. All used bikes are sold in the bike corral. Local bike shops and other vendors will be at the event as well. This is a one-stop shop to get ready for the bike season.

Q. When is it and where?

  • April 8th, 2017, 9am – 5pm at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, in Expo Ag Building A, B, C & D (404 N. Havana St, Spokane WA)

Q. Where do I park and is there a fee for parking?

  • Parking is in the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center lot and is free of charge at this event.

Q. What do I gain attending this event?

  • This event is one stop shop! You can register to sell a bike or browse the selection of used bikes to purchase. Local bike shops will feature their brands of bicycles and accessories with many offering specials and/or discounts at the bike swap. Most bike shops carry different brands of bicycles so there will be a great selection to browse and choose from. Tire repair, simple bike maintenance, helmet fitting, rules of the road and other information will be offered. Local bike groups will also be available to talk, connect and answer questions.

Q. Where does the money go that is collected at the door and for registration?

  • After all expenses are paid; proceeds from the Spokane Bike Swap go directly to the Friends of the Centennial Trail to help with trail maintenance and improvements.

Q. What is the “consignment” fee?

  • If you want to sell your bike there’s a $5 bike registration cost. In addition to this registration cost, all bikes that sell will be assessed an 8% consignment fee and will be deducted before issuing the check to the seller. If your bike does not sell, you will not be charged the 8% fee. The $5 registration cost is waived on kids bikes (20 inch wheels or smaller) that are priced at $50 or less.

Q. Can I sell my bicycle and/or accessories during this event?

  • Yes, you can sell your bike! You can register your bike to sell in the bike corral for $5 (per bike) and the Spokane Bike Swap Team will sell it at the event for you. If your bike sells, you will be able to pick up a check for the amount it sold minus the 8% consignment fee. If your bike does not sell, you will not be charged the 8% consignment fee. Check and/or unsold bike pick-up is on Saturday, April 8th at 6pm. Bikes not picked up during the designated time will be donated to a charitable organization.
    Online registration will open in mid-February.
  • We've decided to discontinue independent table rentals. Anyone interested in selling bikes and/or accessories will need to register as an exhibitor. Click here to view/download our Exhibitor and Sponsor Packet.

Q. I am a Vendor/Exhibitor, when is the setup?

  • Exhibitor Setup is Friday April 7th from 10 am to 1:30 pm. If interested in participating , download the exhibitor registration form by clicking here or contacting us at spokanebikeswapsponsors@gmail.com.

Q. I am a business owner and would like to advertise at the Bike Swap? What are my options?

  • You have several opportunities to support the Spokane Bike Swap and get excellent exposure for your business! Please refer to our Sponsorship & Exhibitor packet.

Q. Can I volunteer?

  • Yes please do! It takes a lot of volunteers to run a large event like this. If you are able to volunteer, please go to the Volunteer tab in this website and contact us. As soon as your information is received, a Spokane Bike Swap team member will contact you.

Q. My bike is at the event and I would like to know if it sold, is there a way to know before the pickup time on Saturday?

  • If you log back into the site, you can view the status of each of your bikes.

Q. Can somebody else pickup my Bike or check on Saturday?

  • Yes as long as the bike swap team is notified. Please be sure to let the Bike Swap team know when checking in your bike on Friday, otherwise we will not be able to release your check and/or bike to someone else.

Q. What type of bikes will be sold at the bike swap?

  • We will take all types of bicycles that are in good riding condition including kids, racing, mountain, commuter, bmx, recumbent, hybrid, tandem, cruiser, trailer bikes, buggies, bike trailers, and more.

Q. Do you accept bike donations?

  • Yes, we do accept bike donations. Please see the Donate page for details.
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