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EBC is hiring a Bicycle Assembler. This position will help EBC provide bicycles to the public by building a steady supply of refurbished bikes for sale, maintaining and repairing EBC’s rental bike fleet, and sharing knowledge and experience with EBC’s volunteer mechanics.

If you have strong bicycle mechanic skills, the ability to work independently, and a desire to support our non-profit in helping more people to ride bikes, please consider applying.

Application deadline is February 17, 2017. Please submit applications and inquiries to [email protected].

View the full job description here.

Join us for our fall MEC/EBC Club Night at the downtown MEC (12328 102 Ave) on Tuesday, November 29 from 7-9pm!

EBC members can purchase regular priced merchandise at 10% off – even bikes and boats. Products on clearance or marked down or products that get a discount from packages are not eligible for the 10% discount. (read more…) »

EBC is seeking an independent contractor to provide the Society with bookkeeping services.

  • Start date: November 2016
  • Qualifications:
  • Accounting designation or relevant bookkeeping experience with not-for-profit and charitable organizations.
  • Experienced with accounting software and Google programs. Training for specific programs will be available through EBC Treasurer and Executive Director mentorship.
  • Based in Edmonton or surrounding area.
  • Familiarity with EBC programs and services is an asset.

Please review the full job posting for details, including how to apply.

Application deadline is November 1, 2016.

We thank all applicants for your interest; however only select applicants will be contacted for an interview.

On Wednesday, September 28, at 1:30pm, Stantec’s technical assessment of a downtown Edmonton bicycle grid will be presented to council’s Urban Planning Committee.

The report describes a 7.1km network of protected bike lanes, separated from traffic, in downtown Edmonton, connecting a grid of north-south and east-west routes to shared-use paths surrounding downtown. (read more…) »

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…) »

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…) »

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 1pm-3pm at the Downtown Edmonton Community League (10042 103 St NW). 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. (read more…) »