Thinking of buying an electric bike? Come to the 2024 Seattle Bike Swap and E-Bike Expo on Feb. 3 and test ride a wide range of e-bikes from brands including Rad Power Bikes, Tern, Vvolt, Propella, and more. What could be more fun than test riding e-bikes in the shadow of the Space Needle?
“Due to popular demand and the growing interest in electric bikes, we have expanded the E-Bike Expo area of our Seattle Bike Swap this year,” says David Douglas, Cascade’s rides and community engagement director.
“If you made a resolution to ride more in 2024, this is your chance to kick the tires on a bunch of different e-bikes while also scoring some deals on all kinds of bike gear, tools, clothing, and used bikes,” Douglas says.
The Seattle Bike Swap and E-Bike Expo will be held in the Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center (map) on Saturday Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. General admission is $8 online, $10 at the door, and youth aged 15 and under get in free.
People wanting to beat the crowds and get first pick on the bonkers deals and bananas bargains can purchase a VIP early access pass (8 a.m. access) ($20 online, $25 at the door).
Cascade is pleased to announce that the Seattle Department of Transportation is sponsoring the event this year–part of the city’s effort to promote transportation cycling and give people more options to get out of cars and onto bikes for health and sustainability.
As usual, there will also be dozens of booths selling used bikes, apparel, helmets, shoes, and vintage bicycles. Cascade will also consign your used bike for a $10 fee and 10 percent of the sale price.
You can bring your bike to Seattle Center at 8 a.m. on Feb. 3 to consign it, or, even easier bring it to the Cascade office in Magnuson Park any weekday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. until Jan. 31. In just 30 minutes, our staff experts will inspect your bike, advise on any necessary fixes, and handle the $10 consignment fee. Skip the lines and let us deliver your bike to Bike Swap by booking your consignment appraisal today.
Cascade added an E-Bike Expo to the Seattle Bike Swap for the first time last year, and people loved it. This year, we have expanded the area devoted to e-bikes and added more brands and e-bike shops.
Seattle-based Rad Power Bikes will exhibit a variety of models including the three-wheeled RadTrike, the RadWagon cargo bike, and the RadRunner, RadCity, RadExpand folding bike, and the fat tire RadRover.
Vvolt is a Portland e-bike company founded by our good friends at Showers Pass. Vvolt makes premium electric bikes with low-maintenance belt drives that are grease-free, will never rust, and are thus ideal for commuting in soggy Seattle weather.
New for 2024, Vvolt has launched a series of urban utility bikes including the Slice Lite. This is a high-performance e-bike with 360-degree illumination for visibility on the road, plus mounts for a front cargo carrier.
“We had a great time at this event last year, and we are excited to come talk with people who are curious about our e-bikes–and offer folks the chance to take our models for a spin,” says Nick Wood of Vvolt.
Seattle Electric Bike, an employee-owned shop with locations in Green Lake and Bothell, will display a range of e-bikes from brands including Tern, Marin, Scott, and Cube.
Cascade staffers are big fans of Tern e-cargo bikes because they are pedal-powered pickup trucks and family minivans on two wheels.
Maxwell Burton, our Pedaling Relief Project and community engagement manager, owns a Tern Quick Haul that he uses to transport heavy items around Seattle, including large Costco hauls for our major rides. Policy Director Vicky Clarke owns a Tern GSD for carrying her two kids, while my wife and I ride a Tern HSD that we use for all of our shopping.
In addition to those Tern models, Seattle Electric Bike will offer test rides of the Marin Sausalito, the Scott Silence ERIDE, and a Cube Supreme Hybrid 500.
Skagit Cycle Center is a longtime supporter of the Seattle Bike Swap. They plan to exhibit the Skitch electric road bike from Santa Cruz, the Heckler e-mountain bike from Santa Cruz, and multiple e-bikes from Orbea including the Rise M10, SUV 40, and Gain M30. Skagit Cycle Center will also have some Specialized models including the Creo EVO e-gravel rig, and the Vado SL.
Bring cash, remember your bike helmet, and get ready to score some bonkers bargains. All proceeds from Seattle Bike Swap and E-Bike Expo go to support Cascade’s education and community events programming.
Share this post