I just got done talking with Aurora Crooks of Spokane County’s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program. It was the CTR program that organized last weekend’s first Annual Spokane Bike Swap, along with several partners. Aurora says that early numbers from the Swap show they had a phenomenal turnout for the event. She said the Swap started at 9 a.m. on Saturday and she got a call at 10:30 that morning saying most of the consignment bikes were already sold! $43,000 was brought in on the consignment bikes along and the bike shops that were there also said they sold lots of new bikes as well.
In all, early numbers show the Swap cleared at least $15,000- and it all gets donated to the Friends of the Centennial Trail to improve the trail! The CTR office is putting together final numbers and I will report them when I get them, but the early numbers are very impressive and encouraging.