Posted: Aug 30, 2012 8:10 AM by KPAX News Staff
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 10:16 AM
MISSOULA- Bicycle bargain hunters had their version of Christmas on Wednesday as the City of Missoula held its end of summer auction.
Dozens of bikes were lined up at Gardner's Auction Service, and ready to sell to the highest bidder. Most of them have been either lost or stolen and recovered by local law enforcement, but many were just like new.
Some of the bikes went for more than $200 while others went for less than $20. Either way, when the bidding starts, it's best to be prepared.
"Well, you have to shop ahead of time. You definitely can see if the bike's been through a lot, wear and tear, if the chains are on. Tires are full. But overall, most of the bikes are very good quality," Missoula resident Randy Widdicombe said.
Part of the proceeds from the auction go back into the City's Bicycle/Pedestrian program.