Decorah Gear Exchange Sept. 23-24

Are unused kayaks taking up room in your garage? Do you have tents and backpacks collecting dust? Are you storing bikes that are no longer sized correctly for your family? Now is the time to prepare your gently used outdoor recreation items for the 2nd annual Decorah Gear Exchange held Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sept. 24 from noon to 2 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Brewing Co., 207 College Drive, Decorah.

Free, volunteer-guided trail activities will also be offered throughout the weekend. Find more information about selling, buying, and exploring at

The Decorah Gear Exchange aims to help individuals sell and buy gently used outdoor recreation items, explore outdoor recreation opportunities in the Decorah area, and support Decorah Park and Recreation projects. This event will allow individuals to sell and/or buy new or gently used outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, tents, backpacks, fishing gear, bicycles, skis, lifejackets, car racks, camp stoves, and more! To note: No firearms or weapons will be accepted.  Proceeds will benefit Decorah Parks and Recreation, further expanding recreational opportunities and resources in the Decorah area.

Those who are looking to sell outdoor gear they no longer need will have two opportunities to drop items off at the Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. front event room prior to the sale: Thursday, Sept. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. The seller will set the price or can take the advice of coordinators. If an item sells, the seller will receive 60% of the sale price, 20% will benefit Decorah Parks and Recreation, and 20% will go towards the sustainability of the event. Individuals may also choose to donate full proceeds to Decorah Park and Recreation. All items must be brought to one of the gear drop-off times. Unsold items must be picked up on Sunday after the event from 2 to 3 p.m., or will be donated.

The Decorah Gear Exchange is the product of a collaboration between The Getup, Decorah Hatchery, Decorah Parks and Recreation, Driftless Outdoors, Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities, and Visit Decorah. Special thanks to Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. for providing space for this 2nd annual event! Questions? Email

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