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.
Membership fees are due annually and are as follows:
- $20.00 for individuals
- $15.00 for individuals with low income
- $40.00 for a household (up to 4 individuals)
- $50.00 for supporting members (to support the expansion of EBC’s services and advocacy efforts)
Memberships purchased from February-July are valid until May 1 the following year (10-15 months). Memberships purchased August-January are valid until the following November 1 (10-15 months). We now use fixed dates for memberships to keep the renewal dates easy to remember.
Check the status of your membership
Don’t have your member card? Want to find your promo codes for discounted tickets to the symphony or theatre?
You can check your member status online.
How to get your membership
You can either:
- Sign up and renew online, or
- Print the membership form, fill it out and submit your payment in person at BikeWorks or by snail mail. Cheques should be made out to Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society.Our mailing address is:
Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society
PO Box 1819, Station Main
Edmonton AB T5J 2P2
Discounts at bike-friendly businesses
View the list of our partners to see the long list of benefits that you receive as a member of EBC. You get discounts on yoga, at restaurants, bike and outdoor equipment stores, and art and cultural organizations!
If you are planning on visiting BikeWorks more than a couple times a year, it makes sense to buy a membership. EBC members pay just $2/hour for shop time, while non-members pay $5/hr. EBC members also get reduced prices on mechanical workshops and on-road cycling courses. A spring tune-up and a couple of minor problems during the year will pay for the membership!
EBC works with city planners, bicycle-oriented groups and others to speak for commuting cyclists to ensure that cyclists can get around Edmonton quickly and safely. Our history of successful campaigns shows that we can win improvements for bike commuters when we act collectively. More members gives EBC, and all cyclists in the city, a greater voice when we advocate for improvements in cycling infrastructure, services and safety.
EBC members receive regular email updates about upcoming mechanics courses at BikeWorks, cycling events in the city, volunteer opportunities with EBC, and important cycling issues in Edmonton. Becoming an EBC member means you stay connected with what’s going down in the world of two-wheeled travel.
Of all the benefits of membership, the most important is that it supports our activities, which is crucial to us as an all-volunteer, non-profit group. If you want EBC and BikeWorks to keep on doing what we’re doing, show your support by becoming a member. We guarantee it will give you a warm, fuzzy feeling.
Pogo is a carsharing service that gives members 24/7 access to a pool of vehicles located within a defined, central Zone in Edmonton.
EBC members can use their member promo code POGOBIKES to sign up for a free Pogo membership (normally a one-time fee of $35; there are no annual fees) and 30 minutes of free driving time. (read more…) »
Racks for Cars offers 10% off all products in the Thule Pack ‘n Pedal line.
You can purchase Thule Pack ‘n Pedal products in-store at both locations by presenting your EBC member card.
For online orders, check your member status for the web coupon code, which you can use on the checkout page of the Racks For Cars website to apply the discount. Orders can either be picked up in-store at either Edmonton location, or can be delivered (freight charges may apply).
Enjoy 10% off personal purchases at Cookie Love, Edmonton’s new cookie shop!
Cookie Love is located across the street from Mountain Equipment Co-op and next door to Acquired Taste Tea, two other local businesses that offer benefits to EBC members.
EBC members receive a 10% discount at Lucid Lifestyle.
The eco-minded store carries environmentally sustainable clothing made from hemp, bamboo and organic cotton. You might recognize owner Andrew Gonzalez from BikeWorks! And you’ll love the soft, refined feel of the natural materials; from dresses to bamboo towels, you can feel as good about where they came from as how they feel next to your skin.
Carbon Environmental Boutique, where EBC members also receive 10% off, also carries Lucid Lifestyle’s products.
Acquired Taste Tea is pleased to offer the EBC a 10% discount on tea purchases* through our Connoisseurs’ Club Cards.
Located near Mountain Equipment Co-op on 124 street south of 102 avenue, Acquired Taste Tea is a retail store serving the Edmonton area for over 17 years. We are happy to share our knowledge and provide suggestions to enhance your tea experience. (read more…) »
Show your membership card for a 10% discount at The Paint Spot. Just 1.5 blocks north of BikeWorks South! At the end of each year, The Paint Spot makes a donation to EBC based on a percentage of EBC member purchases.
The Paint Spot has supplies, workshops and courses, and gallery showings. Since 1985, this proudly Canadian, artist-run visual art centre has been dedicated to enabling artists, from beginners to professionals, to realize their artistic vision.
Noorish Conscious Eatery offers a 10% discount to all EBC members. The discount applies to all food and drink (excluding alcohol and retail items).
The Noorish Conscious Eatery features a menu that includes a variety of organic, local, raw, vegan and gluten-free options bursting with ﬂavor and nutrition! The Elixir bar is designed to inspire a new way of getting high on life through our carefully crafted tonics, elixirs, fresh juices and organic teas, loaded with vitality! Live local musical talent will also be featured regularly to enhance the experience!
Noorish Yoga offers a 10% discount on yoga passes to all EBC members. The discount applies to all yoga passes (excluding workshops and drop-ins).
Hatha, vinyasa, akhanda, and more… what do you prefer? You have your choice at Noorish!
The Noorish Yoga Studio or “the kiva” is founded upon the idea that our bodies are the temple of the soul. (read more…) »
Bikram Yoga West Edmonton offers 25% off any yoga class package to EBC members.
At Bikram Yoga West Edmonton, we share a passion for Bikram Yoga and believe in its ability to affect positive change in people’s lives. It is our goal to provide our students with an atmosphere that promotes growth. (read more…) »
Edmonton’s newest bike shop, Mike’s Bikes, opened its doors to its Whyte Ave location in March 2013! Mike offers a 10% discount on all bike parts to EBC members, as a trial program for the first season in business!
The shop is geared (pun intended) towards bicycle commuters, and to advancing the cause of making Edmonton the most bike-friendly city it can be. (read more…) »
Carbon Environmental Boutique is happy to offer a 10% discount to all EBC members who show their card. Carbon offers a huge range of non-toxic, sustainable, ethical and local products. Our departments include non-toxic cookware, home décor, personal care, healthy baby items, cleaners, candles, water and air purification, organic mattresses and bedding, paint, flooring, carpets and more.
Carbon has moved to the High Street area, and is now at 12543 102 Ave NW.
Golden Lady Wholistics is pleased to offer EBC members 15% off all sessions* as well as 10% off all products*!
Golden Lady Wholistics is owned and operated by none other than The Golden Lady, also known as Jackie Pearce. The Golden Lady offers a wide variety of sessions including Chakra Balancing, Colour Sound Therapy, Reiki and Hot Stone Massage. (read more…) »
On Sunday, May 5, from 10am-6pm, EBC members shopping at Earth’s General Store will receive a 10% discount on all purchases (including sale items!). Patrons who purchase an EBC membership for the first time will receive a 15% discount. EBC will also be on hand doing free tune-ups at Earth’s General Store from 11am-3pm. (read more…) »
Every year EBC and the ESO host Bike to the Symphony, offering EBC members tickets for only $24. This year we’ll be riding on Saturday, June 4, 2016! Full details will be available on the event page.
The Winspear Centre and EBC will provide monitored bike parking directly in front of the entrance, and checking your bag or panniers is always free at the coat check.
We have also partnered for many years to offer supervised bike parking during the ESO’s Symphony Under the Sky.
Da Capo has hosted the start to our Bike to the Symphony rides, providing free refreshments to participants for several years.
Check out their fantastic espresso, pizza, gelato, wine–you’re hungry too now, right?
Rosso Pizzeria (in the same location as Da Capo Garneau used to be) will be hosting the 2013 Bike to the Symphony. They’ll be providing free (Da Capo brand) espresso to participants!
MEC has provided numerous grants and donations to EBC throughout the years. From our rental program to projects for youth, MEC has always been a strong supporter of EBC.
Most recently, the staff at Mountain Equipment Co-op Edmonton selected EBC to be awarded $1275 towards The Spoke and $750 towards You Can Ride 2 through their Staff Choice Grant. (read more…) »
BikeWorks North and South are two volunteer-run community bike workshops, operated by EBC. While they are open to anyone without appointment or membership, EBC members do receive discounts. As a member, you have access to BikeWorks, including all the tools and help from our volunteer mechanics, for only $2/hour. Non-members pay $5/hour.
EBC is very excited to announce that we have partnered with Global Visions Film Festival, Western Canada’s Premiere Documentary Film Festival, May 7-18, 2015, to bring our members a very special offer.
Thanks to Global Visions Film Festival, EBC members are able to purchase an All-Access Festival Pass for just $79 (regular price is $115) or a 4-Pack of tickets valid for admission to any regular film screening for just $29 (regular price $44)! Act fast as there are a limited number of passes available at this amazing price.
To take advantage of this excellent offer just navigate to the special offer page, choose your tickets and enter the code found in your member status to unlock exclusive EBC member pricing.
Enjoy the show(s)!
Funding & Sponsoring Partners
When you register for a home energy assessment from C Returns (another local non-profit), indicate that you were referred by EBC, and C Returns will make a $25 donation to EBC for each referral. Simply select Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society as the referral source when you sign up for an assessment. (read more…) »
redbike has generously contributed 50 helmets to The Spoke, our free earn-a-bike program for youth. They have fantastic mechanics, and beautiful bikes and accessories for all styles of cyclists, and they specialize in commuter gear and bikes that work well and look great. Support your local bike shop today!
The Stollery contributed to our partners to help with initial set up costs of The Spoke. Without this assistance, the program never would have been able to launch in our new home at BikeWorks North.
The Beverly Optimist Club generously donated $2000 towards safety equipment for youth participants in The Spoke. That amount of money goes a very long way in an entirely volunteer-run program. The Beverly Optimist Club also donated $5000 towards adapted bicycles for EBC’s You Can Ride 2 program and made up half of the volunteer force for our April 26, 2014 fitting event. We truly appreciate their support!
The Urban Spirits Rotary Club contributed $6000, expertise, and countless hours towards setting up an electronic curriculum for The Spoke.
Music Is A Weapon is an Edmonton-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities through art. Through promotion of local artists, inclusive celebrations, and community collaborations, our team of inspired volunteers strive to raise awareness about social justice while developing a socially conscious network.
MIAW collaborates with EBC on various innovative bicycle-related projects, including bicycle-powered music and movie events.
President’s Choice Children’s Charity provided a grant of almost $18,000 to support our You Can Bike Too adapted bicycle program. PCCC supports children with disabilities by providing financial grants for essential specialized equipment and essential therapists. Through this grant, we are able to supply much needed resources and help provide a renewed sense of independence, dignity, and freedom.
Rayacom sponsors some of our printing. Thanks, Rayacom!
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!
DDB Canada has provided their pro bono services to develop a new visual identity for The Spoke, our earn-a-bike program for youth.
The value of their services is tremendous, and we love the work they’ve done for us. Thank you to DDB Canada. We’ll be creating custom headbadges with the new logo for the youth to attach to their bikes.
Blush Lane has generously donated to EBC to support our volunteers and has provided coupons for our members.
The Edmonton Bike Swap, a non-profit annual one day bike buy & sell, is happening Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11415 168 Street NW).
Please note the new location as the original venue of Northlands has become a reception centre for wildfire evacuees.
Additionally, the Edmonton Bike Swap will be accepting gently used bicycles for a special collection for those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfiers. (read more…) »
Friends of EBC
Launched in 2005, the Bike Library rents bikes to U of A students, staff and faculty. Approximately 30 bikes are available for rental on a one-month basis.
The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre, and a registered charity. Since its inception in 1982, SNAP has grown to become one of Canada’s premier centres for research and innovation in printmaking as well as providing a unique forum for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues related to printmaking and image culture.
The Alberta Public Interest Research Group (AP!RG) is a University of Alberta student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to community-led research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. APIRG provides administrative, informational and technological resources to help student and community working groups to transform social concern into effective action.
APIRG provides meeting facilities and other support to EBC.
Located at North Edmonton, AB, Sport Central accepts donated children’s bicycles in Edmonton and distributes them to qualified individuals and groups.
EBC donates some of our childrens’ bikes to Sports Central, while Sports Central donates some adult bikes to EBC.
Organizers of Bike Month in June in Edmonton. Sponsored and supported by EBC. Check out Bikeology’s website for full details!
We’re new(ish) to the world of bicycles, and we’re learning as we blog. The blog is named for the vintage loop-frame step-through (aka ladies’) bicycles that are our first love, and was started as a record of our restoration, craft, and research projects associated with old bicycles. However, as we’ve gained experience we’ve also developed strong interests in cycling infrastructure and advocacy. (read more…) »
DECL represents downtown residents in matters of development, parks, politics and other issues as well as planning and arranging community activities in the downtown core. Downtown Edmonton is a great place to “live, learn, work and play” and residency is expanding at an unprecedented rate with the ever-increasing redevelopment.
The North Edge is a vibrant, urban business community rooted in the rich history and diversity of Edmonton’s Queen Mary Park and Central MacDougall neighbourhoods. We proudly support a broad range of authentic cuisines, homegrown arts, and whole-body health & fitness faciities, centred on a core of innovative design and artisanry. (read more…) »
Over the last few years, 124 Street has evolved into one of Edmonton’s most vibrant shopping districts and home to some of Edmonton’s finest restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. Nestled along the north bank of the River Valley at the west end of Jasper Avenue, the 124 Street district extends north along the 124 Street corridor to 111 Avenue. We pride ourselves on being a unique business community, delicately tucked away in our large city, offering an array of services to meet our consumer’s needs.
Promotes the involvement of the residents of the Oliver community through participation in healthy recreational, social and environmental activities.
The Downtown Business Association of Edmonton was formed through the establishment of a Business Revitalization Zone for Downtown Edmonton in 1985. This zone includes the area from 111 Street to 95 Street and from 105 Avenue to 97 Avenue. Businesses within this Revitalization Zone are members of the Association through an annual business tax levy, as provided for by the Alberta Municipal Act.
The Downtown Business Association’s primary role is to maintain and increase the vitality – both real and perceived – of the downtown core of Edmonton.
Strathcona Centre is one of the oldest community leagues in the city of Edmonton.
If you live between Whyte Avenue and the North Saskatchewan River, Mill Creek and 107 Street, you’re a Strathcona Centre community member.
Join the league to meet your neighbours and continue making Strathcona Centre one of Edmonton’s best communities.
Live music and theatre, shopping, festivals, restaurants and services, Old Strathcona has it all. With over 600 of Edmonton’s coolest businesses, Old Strathcona has everything you need for a modern lifestyle in a historical district. The area offers a variety of choices including fashion, music shops, lodging, food, salons & spas, gifts, books, decor, health, sporting goods, professional services and even vehicles. (read more…) »