Services

 

BikeWorks North and BikeWorks South are fully-equipped, volunteer-run community bike workshops. We have all the tools (including specialty bicycle tools) needed to repair and maintain your bicycle, and mechanics to teach you how to do it. We have a vast selection of used and new parts. We also have many used bicycles for sale, starting from $10. (read more…) »

EBC engages community groups, businesses, schools, not-for-profit organization, government departments and institutions with bicycle-related information and services. Our outreach efforts rely on our strong community connections and are often done by our committed volunteers or staff.

To book an outreach program or service, contact us.

Curious about the best bicycle route to get from home to work? From the far southwest to the far northeast? Going some place you’ve never biked before, and want some advice on paths and low-traffic roads?

Check out for some existing bike routes.

The City of Edmonton also provides free bike maps of the city, which you can use to make your own route.

Google Maps also offers a bike route finding service, which does a fairly decent job.

EBC recommends using Bike Index for bike registry services.

 

Please remember that registering your serial number doesn’t prevent bike theft, but good locking technique can, and that many bikes are stolen from backyards and garages, so it’s reasonable to keep your bike locked even at home.

Stolen bikes

If your bicycle has been stolen, and you hope to recover it from the police, you must file a report with the Edmonton Police Service. (read more…) »

 
 

BikeWorks

We greatly value the importance of welcoming and supporting all people at BikeWorks. BikeWorks should be a safe place for anyone to visit regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, language, or ability. EBC actively addresses any behaviour that is disrespectful towards any shop user. All patrons, volunteers, and staff must treat all other shop users with respect. (read more…) »

Financial donations

If you would like to contribute financially to EBC, please see our Donations page.

No dumping

Please do not dump your used bikes at BikeWorks outside of public hours. If you need to make special arrangements, please contact us first. Include a description of your donations (including make & model, and photo if possible). (read more…) »

 
 
 

Rentals & Bookings

Thanks to a generous grant from Mountain Equipment Co-op, we now offer an affordable bike rental service, providing a range of second-hand mountain, road and cruiser bikes for short- to medium-term rentals. Our rental bikes are suitable for youth or adults who are looking for a bike while in Edmonton for a weekend or a few weeks to do some commuting or recreational cycling. (read more…) »

EBC has one 8’ cargo trailer and two 5’ cargo trailers. Members can rent any of them for $20/day or $5/hour.

The 5 and 8 foot cargo trailers are rated to 300 lbs. so they can carry most things. Car-free moves or moving oversized objects that won’t fit in a car: lumber, mattresses, or couches. (read more…) »

Book our certified bike mechanics for a tune-up station, lunch-and-learn mechanical or riding presentation, or instructional seminar at your workplace or event. For availability and pricing, and to tailor our service to your needs, please contact us.

Book us for a free 45-60 minute lunch-and-learn presentation at your office or group. We’ll introduce key information for individuals interested in riding, including gear, on-road safety and basic mechanical checks. A “must” for workplace bike shares and/or office sustainability groups. This presentation can be tailored to a specific focus.

For availability and to make a booking, please contact us.

EBC has temporary, portable bike racks for rent. They are best for community events and festivals which want to encourage attendees to bike to the event. The racks are easy to transport, easy to set up, and one 2.85 meter rack can accommodate up to 7 bikes. Rack rentals are typically $10/rack per day (contact us for a quote for longer rentals). (read more…) »

We have a 20W rack-mounted speaker system is available for rental. This system mounts onto any standard rear rack. You can also purchase a system. Please contact us for details.

A 100W trailer sound system, including 4-channel mixer, laser projector, video projector and SNES console, FM transmitter and microphone, is also available for booking. (read more…) »

BikeWorks North and South can be booked for your events, and have been configured for everything from lectures to teleconferenced meet & greets to birthday and dance parties.

Booking our space is often free, depending on EBC resources required. Contact us to inquire about booking facility details.
Venue Information

BikeWorks North BikeWorks South
Maximum capacity 60 50
Floorspace (sqft) 900 820
Washrooms 2 1
Accessibility Wheelchair-accessible Mostly wheelchair-accessible
Projector 60″ screen-only HD projector, stereo, computer and 80″ screen provided
Seating 20 chairs 35 chairs
Dishware Limited bowls, plates, utensils Limited bowls, plates, utensils
Coffee machine & kettle Yes Yes
Microwave Yes Yes
Popcorn machine No Yes

Booking Requirements

  • A refundable damage deposit of $500 is required.

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EBC has an 8 ounce popcorn machine that you can rent for your event, starting for as little as $50. It is easy to transport in a regular passenger vehicle.
Specifications:

  • 8 ounce popcorn machine
  • 820 watts
  • Deck warmer (for keeping popped corn warm and crisp)
  • Approx 3 gallons of popcorn per batch
  • 23.5″x14.5″x12″
  • Runs on standard household outlet (3-prong grounded 120V)
  • Includes instructions for operation

Options available with rental:

  • Scoops for popcorn and oil
  • Popping corn
  • Coconut oil
  • Flavacol popcorn salt
  • 1oz Paper popcorn bags

A cart/pedestal is not included; any regular table or counter will suffice. (read more…) »

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bicycle Generators

 
 
 
 

Youth & Adaptive Programs

The Spoke is a free program for youth aged 12-17. Over the course of a 6- to 8-week program, participants learn how to repair and maintain a bike, from start to finish. Each participant leaves The Spoke with their very own bicycle!

Volunteers work with youth, providing mentorship while teaching skills. (read more…) »

You Can Ride 2: Learn-to-ride is a free, accessible program that teaches children with special needs or coordination challenges how to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle. Since 2003, we have been working with families in the Edmonton area, and have a very high success rate.

We believe that all individuals should be given the opportunity to experience the joy of riding a bicycle. (read more…) »

You Can Ride 2: Borrow-a-bike (formerly You Can Bike Too) is an adapted bicycle loan pool which provides bikes on loan to children whose special needs make it challenging for them to ride a 2-wheel bicycle. This free service empowers children with the freedom to ride with their families. The program launched in 2013 and loaned out over 40 bikes in its first year. (read more…) »

 
 
 
 
 

Education & Outreach

If you do not see any courses listed, then we do not have any currently scheduled. Fear not! You can just drop into BikeWorks during regular shop hours to learn from our volunteer mechanics.

Mountain Equipment Co-op also offers a number of regular, free courses. For more information, visit our event calendar page.

For drop-in bike repair, visit BikeWorks during public hours! No appointment or registration is necessary. You’ll learn hands-on with our volunteer mechanics.

BikeWorks North and BikeWorks South are fully-equipped, volunteer-run community bike workshops. We have all the tools (including specialty bicycle tools) needed to repair and maintain your bicycle, and mechanics to teach you how to do it. We also have a vast selection of used and new parts and bicycles available for purchase.

Are you interested in bicycle commuting? Our cycling education programs include displays, presentations and riding courses that individuals, groups, and organizations can participate in.

EBC offers nationally-certified cycling education courses and urban bike commuting courses for adults, youth and families. These courses teach people to safely and effectively in the city. (read more…) »

EBC works with neighbourhoods to help develop requests for high-quality infrastructure that works well in the very local, very specific neighbourhood context. We also partner with other organizations and work with the City of Edmonton to encourage a cycle-friendly city. For details, see our Community page.