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Answers to frequently asked questions about EBC.
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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.
We sell second-hand bicycles at BikeWorks. We do not do sales of bikes or parts over the phone or email—you must physically come into our shop during our regular shop hours to take a look at our current stock. We are not a commercial retailer, and do not have resources to check availability for you. You can buy bicycles that have already been refurbished by our volunteer mechanics, or you can purchase a donated bike as-is and work on it yourself with our guidance. We also sell new and used parts (tires, patch kits, freewheels, chains, brake pads, etc.—the most common parts), often including old and obsolete parts.
We rent bicycles and bike cargo trailers. At this time, we do not book rentals in advance, nor can we tell you if we have a bike available in your style or size. You must come in to view and rent the bikes in person.
Bike rentals are also available from a few commercial bike shops in Edmonton. We are aware of the following:
- Velocity Cycle (780-466-8133) rents road and hybrid/cruiser bikes
- easy-pedal (780-975-7629) rents hybrid and electric bikes
- River Valley Adventure Co. (780-995-7347) rents mountain bikes for day use only
- Hosteling International (1-866-762-4122) also rents bicycles.
- Element Triathlon rents performance road bikes
We have 2 locations. You can view maps and take a virtual tour.
Visit our bike rack page for more info on temporary and permanent bike racks.
We operate two community bike shop, called BikeWorks North and BikeWorks South. If you need to tune up your bike but don’t know how to adjust your seat or gears, or you need to overhaul a rusty bicycle, or you’re looking to acquire a beater to ride around town, come down to our shop. Our trained volunteer mechanics will teach you what you need to know, even if you’ve never turned a wrench in your life. We have all the tools and the know-how to get you rolling. We often run formal courses, but you can also just drop-in any time we’re open to learn how to fix your bike.
We’re cheap. EBC members are charged $2/hour for shop use, non-members are charged $5/hour. You can become an EBC member online. Shop use includes:
- a bike stand
- full-access to our complete set of tools (more than most bike shops carry)
- help from our volunteer mechanics
We have a large selection of used (and sometimes new) parts, which we generally sell for next-to nothing. Full bicycles are usually between $60-$120, depending on their condition.
Children’s bikes with tires 24″ or smaller are $10 each.
Still have more questions? Please contact us.