100 Years of Motorcycles
Struggling To Go Big In The Pacific Northwest
In its fourth year on the calendar, 100 Years of Motorcycles looked to hit the big time. Moving from the tiny hamlet of Rosalia (pop 648) in August to Washington's second city, Spokane, in late July, the rally was hoping to make use of the larger facility and amenities of the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center in Spokane Valley. The old rally was hitting attendance figures in the packed little town of Rosalia somewhere near 30,000. Unfortunately, between the date change, high gas prices, and a sagging economy, attendance was lower than it had been in recent years.