Did you know that EBC, through an Alberta Ecotrust grant, purchased half of Edmonton Transit’s bus bike racks in the program’s initial pilot? ETS is now making progress in outfitting its entire fleet with bike racks on buses. We’re meeting with ETS in the week of September 24 to demo some potential designs, and we want to take your feedback with us.

Please take a moment to fill out this survey no later than September 27.

As Edmonton’s cycling hub, the Whyte Avenue Corridor is in dire need of dedicated infrastructure to increase safety and make cycling more comfortable for cyclists of all abilities.

Come to this town hall meeting and help galvanize public support for Whyte Avenue Bike infrastructure, and form a working group to refine a proposal to make to the city. (read more…) »

Thanks to the hundreds of friends and supporters that participated in the memorial ride for Isaak Kornelsen.

A number of people have posted photos from the memorial. Steven Townsend’s photos are here, Andriko Lozowy’s are here, and more photos from participants can be found here.

BikeWorks South (and North) will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labour Day. You can find us instead providing free, supervised bike parking at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Under the Sky.

Please have a safe and fun long weekend!

A memorial ride for Isaak Kornelsen will be taking place on Friday, August 31, at 5:30pm. We will meet at City Hall and ride to the site of the ghost bike at 102 St and Whyte Ave.

Please be aware that while EPS, ETS, and the City are aware of the ride, we will not be riding as an escorted event, but rather as simply regular traffic. (read more…) »

We’ll be having our monthly advocacy meeting tonight at BikeWorks at 7pm. If you have any interest in working to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in this city, please attend!

Tragic news today: Isaak Kornelsen was killed on Whyte Ave this morning by a passing cement truck, just blocks from BikeWorks.

As a memorial, we’ll be putting up a ghost bike today at 2:30pm at 101 St and Whyte Ave. Our condolences to the family and friends.

The Edmonton Journal reports that EPS has called the incident a “freak accident”. (read more…) »

Our 28-Hour Repair-a-thon is this weekend! Visit us at BikeWorks South any time between 1pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Yes, even a 2am, you can come by after your Fringe play, late-night pizza, or last call at the Next Act and fix up your bike, buy a used bike (there’s some beauties available right now), or just hang out in a friendly space. We’ll be operating as normal; we just won’t be closing!