News

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!

We’ve added a second Basic maintenance class this week. Here’s the details:

Monday August 27

BikeWorks North – 9305-111 Ave – entrance through side parking lot

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: EBC members $20, non-members $25

If you want to start learning about working on your own bike but aren’t sure where to start, this workshop is for you! (read more…) »

Alex, our longtime BikeWorks Coordinator, is leaving shortly for a new opportunity. We’re sad to see him go, and will miss the work, energy, and personal presence that he’s brought to the organization over the last six years.

It’ll be a tough job to replace him, but we’re looking! If you’ve got the experience and you’re passionate about making Edmonton a better, more livable city, and you think bicycles are a great tool to push us towards that goal, please consider applying for this job. (read more…) »

Second date added!   Monday Aug 27th, 6pm at BikeWorks North

Want to learn how to maintain your bike? Here’s a great place to start! Get to Know Your Bicycle – An Introduction to Bike Maintenance is a popular 3 hour introduction to the basics of keeping your bike in tip-top shape. We will be offering it again on Friday, August 24th. Full details are here:

http://edmontonbikes.ca/courses/aug24

Cost is $20 for EBC members and $25 for non-members. You can register by emailing [email protected]

Our old, archived website is back online (mostly). You can access it (including the bike registry) at http://edmontonbicyclecommuters.ca/

The old site will remain available for reference, but we’ll be moving content and services, such as the registry, to the new site over the coming weeks.