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BikeWorks
EBC operates two non-profit, volunteer-run community bike workshops. We sell bikes (starting at $10), accept donations, and teach you to fix your bike for as little as $2/hr.
BikeWorks
Two non-profit, volunteer community workshops. Learn from mechanics for $2/hr. Bike sales starting at $10.
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The Spoke
The Spoke is a free program for youth aged 12-17. Over the course of a 6- to 8-week program, participants learn with volunteer mentors to repair & maintain a bike. Each participant leaves The Spoke with their very own bicycle!
The Spoke
The Spoke is a free earn-a-bike program for youth. Youth work with volunteer mentors to build their own bicycles!
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You Can Ride 2
EBC is a partner in a free learn-to-ride program and adapted bike loan pool for children with special needs.
You Can Ride 2
EBC is a partner in a free learn-to-ride program and adapted bike loan pool for children with special needs.
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Rentals
We rent bikes for getting about the city or river valley, including several tandem bikes. Daily, weekly or monthly rates.
Rentals
We rent bikes! $20/day, $50/wk, $100/mo. Double for tandem rentals.
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Bike parking
Rent or purchase bike parking racks through us to support our youth programs, or request racks on public property.
Bike parking
Rent or purchase bike parking racks through us to support our youth programs, or request racks on public property.

Calendar

  • BikeWorks Schedule

  • Events

    • YCR2 Borrow a Bike, bike return date 12:00am, Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ TBA

      120 very unique looking bikes will be returned…

      Starts: 12:00am
      Ends: Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 11:59pm

      Location: TBA

      Description:

      120 very unique looking bikes will be returned by the participants of the EBC Borrow a Bike program that lends adaptive bikes to children with special needs. Volunteers are needed to help greet participants, administer a questionnaire about the program, and to help fix the bikes before they either go into schools for use or into storage.

    • YCR2 Borrow a Bike, bike fixing day 12:00am, Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ TBA

      120 very unique looking bikes will be returned…

      Starts: 12:00am
      Ends: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 11:59pm

      Location: TBA

      Description:

      120 very unique looking bikes will be returned by the participants of the EBC Borrow a Bike program that lends adaptive bikes to children with special needs. Volunteers are needed to help fix the bikes before they either go into schools for use or into storage.

    • EBC Annual General Meeting 1:00pm, Sunday, October 2, 2016

      Details TBA.

      Starts: 1:00pm
      Ends: Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 3:00pm

      Description:

      Details TBA.

    • All EBC members are welcomed to attend…

      Starts: 6:30pm
      Ends: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:00pm

      Description:

      All EBC members are welcomed to attend and contribute to the board of directors meetings which are held monthly. The board of directors governs the direction of the organization so we welcome and value the input of our membership. Members are able to participate in all aspects of the board meetings except for the votes on motions.

      The location and agenda for this month's meeting are posted a few days in advance at http://edmontonbikes.ca/w/Board_of_Director's_Minutes

      Please RSVP to [email protected]

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    Non-EBC events are third-party events happening in Edmonton. These events are posted by members of the public, and are not necessarily endorsed or vetted by the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society.

    BikeWorks

    We have two locations to serve you.
    Information & Hours

    South Location

    8001 102 St Phone: 780.433.2453 Regularly scheduled hours (closed holidays) CLOSED October 2 for AGM Monday: 6pm - 9pm Tuesday: Closed

    North Location

    9305 111 Ave (SW corner of building) Phone: 780.433.2453 Regularly scheduled hours (closed holidays) CLOSED October 2 for AGM Monday: Closed * Tuesday: 6pm - 9pm

    Recent News

    Are you properly equipped to cross the road?

    When you step out of your car, do you immediately don your safety vest? When you step out of the office after work, do you flick on the flashlight that you always carry with you?

    Are you properly equipped to cross the road?

    According to the City of Edmonton’s latest “traffic safety” campaign:
    “wearing a strip of reflective material or a reflector can save your life.”
    “pedestrians always come out the losers”
    “If you are lucky, it will only bump you.”

    Zero Vision

    Under the banner of Vision Zero, Edmonton’s “Heads Up” campaign firmly offloads responsibility for pedestrian injuries and fatalities from the City’s poor road designs and dangerous speeds and onto pedestrians themselves. (read more…) »

    Notice is hereby given to all EBC members that there is intention to propose the following resolution to be passed as a special resolution during the EBC Annual General Meeting on October 2, 2016.

    WHEREAS the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society recommends amendments to the Society’s Bylaws;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Bylaws be amended as follows:

    1. Delete from Section 4(a) [Duties of the Board of Directors] in its entirety and replace it with:
      • 4(a) “The Board is required to hold a meeting, which shall be chaired by an Interim Chair who shall be an outgoing Board member or a member at large, within one calendar month of the AGM.
    2. (read more…) »

    Cyclist movements through intersection

    A safety audit of the operation of the High Level Bridge for walking and cycling has just been released. You can view the full report online. There are many good recommendations in this safety report, including:

    • enhancing the barriers between the roadway and the paths (ideally in a way that minimizes splashing from cars, ice build-up, and wind), both on the bridge itself and some of the approaches,
    • better marking hazards,
    • removing barriers such as signs and posts and some redundant fencing,
    • fixing uneven surfaces,
    • installing rub rails,
    • improving lighting,
    • widening the approaches and improving sightlines at intersections

    One-way operation is not supported

    One recommendation that we do not support at this time, however, is the safety audit’s recommendation to make any of the paths one-way. (read more…) »

    You Can Ride 2

    Please consider volunteering for EBC’s YCR2 on October 1st and 2nd – bike intake days! Both mechanics and non mechanics can help out. Here’s a handy sign up sheet: Volunteersignup

    You Can Ride 2 is an EBC program. Our main goal for this program is to loan out modified bicycles to children who would otherwise not be able to participate in cycling. We try to find the best bike for every kid! Sort of magic, really :)  

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    Please attend our Annual General Meeting on October 2, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (location TBA). Everyone is welcome to attend!

    Our President (Jonathan) and Treasurer (Geoff) will present their exciting reports of the board’s activities this past year and the direction we’re heading.

    Our Executive Director (Chris) will present our Annual Report describing our programs, advocacy, and public events. (read more…) »

    Isaak Kornelsen Memorial Ride

    On Friday, August 26, 2016, join us at 5:30pm in front of Edmonton City Hall (Sir Winston Churchill Square) for a memorial ride in honour of Isaak Kornelsen. The ride will proceed slowly and in legal order to the Memorial Parklet for Isaak Kornelsen at 10151 82 Ave. This ride is both a celebration and remembrance of Isaak’s life, as well as a demonstration in support of dedicated, safe cycling infrastructure. (read more…) »

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    Join EBC and Harcourt House as we ride to different galleries in downtown Edmonton for an afternoon. Take in art, speak with curators and enjoy a few gallery tours.

    Our schedule for Saturday, August 20:

    • 2:00 – Nina Haggerty
    • 2:55 – Borden Park
    • 3:50 – CARFAC
    • 4:25 – Harcourt House

    This event is free. You are responsible for bringing your own safety gear, lock, equipment, and water. We will meet at Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (9225 118 Ave).

    Don’t forget: the 2016 Community Garden Bicycle Tour is happening the morning of August 20 as well! You can participate in both!

    The 5th year of Sustainable Food Edmonton & Edmonton Bicycle Commuters community garden bicycle tours is happening Saturday August 20, 2016!

    Discover the people power and plants production in some community gardens in north-central Edmonton. Each garden will have a host to share the stories of their garden – how the garden operates, how it came to be, and its impact on the local community. (read more…) »