About Us

Learn how to fix your bike and ride in traffic. Buy a refurbished bike, or donate a disused one. Meet other cyclists, and help us advocate for a bike-friendly city.

EBC logoWhether you ride a few times a week, 265 bike-friendly days a year, or year-round, the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society (EBC) gives you the tools you need to enjoy cycling. Established as a non-profit society in 1980, EBC operates two volunteer-run community bike workshops, provides training for children, youth and adults, hosts events during Bike Month and all year-round, and represents Edmonton cyclists at City Hall.

We work with children, youth and adults to make cycling accessible for everyone, because we believe that making Edmonton better for bicycling improves our city’s quality of life.

Mission Statement

EBC is a non-profit society dedicated to making everyday cycling in Edmonton safer and more widespread by providing bicycle services, education, and civic representation. We promote the bicycle as a healthy, economical, and ecologically sound mode of transportation.

Services

For a complete list of our services, including BikeWorks, rentals, courses & education, and youth programs, please visit our Services page.

From two community bike shops, to bike rack sales, to rentals & bookings for your workplace or school, to youth & adaptive programs, to education: we do it all. Check out our Services page for a full listing.


BikeWorks North and BikeWorks South are fully-equipped, volunteer-run community bike workshops. We have all the tools (including specialty bicycle tools) needed to repair and maintain your bicycle, and mechanics to teach you how to do it. We have a vast selection of used and new parts. We also have many used bicycles for sale, starting from $10. (read more…) »

EBC engages community groups, businesses, schools, not-for-profit organization, government departments and institutions with bicycle-related information and services. Our outreach efforts rely on our strong community connections and are often done by our committed volunteers or staff.

To book an outreach program or service, contact us.

 

Community

For a list of our community activities, including Bike Month, Complete Streets Strathcona, ghost bikes, and election information, please visit our Community page.

The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society is a non-profit society that thrives on support from the community.

 
 
Vision

Everyday cycling in Edmonton is safe, widespread, and accessible to people of all comfort levels.

Mission

EBC is a non-profit society dedicated to making everyday cycling in Edmonton safer and more widespread by providing bicycle services, education, and civic representation. We promote the bicycle as a healthy, economical, and ecologically sound mode of transportation.

Answers to frequently asked questions about EBC.

Media Inquiries:

Please see our contact page for media contacts.

Donations:

We accept donations of adult bicycles and components, regardless of condition. For more details about how and where to donate, please visit our donation page.

Sales:

We sell second-hand bicycles at BikeWorks. (read more…) »

The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society is a non-profit society that relies on generous donations from the community to continue offering our services and advocating on behalf of all cyclists in Edmonton. Here are some of the ways you can support us:

Purchase/renew your membership

A larger membership base gives cyclists in Edmonton more powerful and effective collective voice. (read more…) »

Become an EBC member today!

EBC has over 1400 current, paid members. Join or renew today and be a part of the growing community in Edmonton! A larger membership base gives cyclists in Edmonton more powerful and effective collective voice. It also allows EBC to have stable funding to run and expand our services, including education and youth programs. (read more…) »

EBC is run and operated almost entirely by volunteers: the board of directors, the fine folks hauling bike trailers full of bike repair supplies to a community event, the individuals writing letter to their city councillor about more and better cycling infrastructure, and the mechanics at BikeWorks are all volunteers.

If you enjoy bikes and community-building, come volunteer for Edmonton’s cardinal non-profit bicycle organization!

Join us for our next volunteer orientation or contact us at [email protected].

EBC maintains a newsletter for the cycling community that is available to everyone. You can view our latest newsletters online, and you can also download many of our pre-2009 newsletters.

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This may sometimes include commercial content promoting our sponsors & partners as well as our own services, events, and updates about cycling in Edmonton. (read more…) »

In 1980, a group of like-minded, bicycle-commuting enthusiasts decided it was time to band together to encourage and help more people to get around Edmonton by bicycle. In August of that year, the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society was officially born!

The original idea was to promote cycling in Edmonton, encourage the City of Edmonton to seriously consider cycling in its transportation and urban planning, and to provide a do-it-yourself bike shop and bike recycling service to commuter cyclists in Edmonton. (read more…) »

The Board of Directors consists of 12 individual who are elected by the EBC membership at the Annual General Meeting. The board members are volunteers who govern the affairs of EBC according to our bylaws. The board meets at least once a month at regular board meetings and at other times as needed.   (read more…) »

 
 
 
 
 

Sponsors & Partners

The Alberta Association of Insurance Adjusters (Northern Chapter) held its annual charity ball in November 2013. The event raised over $25,000 for You Can Bike Too.

You Can Bike Too is a program of EBC dedicated to helping children with special needs learn to ride bikes. EBC has been teaching special needs children to ride two-wheel bikes for nearly a decade, and this year we launched a program to loan adapted bikes to children who cannot ride a conventional bike. The loan program is free to families; we fund the program through volunteers, grants, donations, and our own budget.

The charity ball was well attended and had all the who’s who of the insurance claims industry in Edmonton. Thank you to the AAIA and the generous members of the insurance industry who supported us through this event!

 
 

Volunteer

We welcome all stripes of bike-loving people, whether mechanically inclined or not, to help out in all aspects of EBC (events, advocacy, committee work, or at either of our shops).

We are always looking for people to help out at our community bike shop. Volunteers can take on duties as a Shop Host or Mechanic, or both.

Register for one of our upcoming Volunteer Orientations

All year round, but especially in the summer, EBC is busy delivering community outreach programs. Volunteers are helpful in many roles: hauling bike trailers of supplies to events around town, supervising festival bike parking, helping in one of the many events during Bike Month in June which EBC co-sponsors, providing minor bike tune ups at community halls and workplaces, and the list goes on!

Every year at the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) we recognize individual contributions to the Edmonton cycling community with awards.

Jack Grainge

The Jack Grainge Award is celebrates a lifetime commitment to cycling in the broader community.  This award is open to any community member, not just EBC volunteers. (read more…) »

 
 
 
 
 
 

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EBC Board

EBC’s Board of Directors accepts nominations throughout the year. Candidates are officially elected at our Annual General Meeting on Sunday October 15, 2017. Board candidates can be nominated “from the floor” of the annual general meeting, but those interested are encouraged apply in advance.