Bike Racks & Bike Parking
Order a bike rack
Order a bike rack for your business or apartment building through EBC. We order in bulk and pass the savings on to you, while generating a small amount of revenue to fund our youth programs (The Spoke and You Can Ride 2).
Several designs of bicycle racks found commonly in Edmonton do not meet City of Edmonton bylaw requirements. Ours were designed by the City of Edmonton, so they meet bylaw requirements.
Talk to your building manager today, and e-mail [email protected] for prices and to place an order!
Racks are made-to-order. Orders sent for manufacturing are usually ready for pick-up or delivery in 3-4 weeks.
- 4-bolt installation
- 8-bike (102″), 6-bike (78″), or 4-bike (52″) configurations
- 48″ wide
- Manufactured locally by Special Metal Fabricating
- Supports nearly all sizes of bikes, holds them securely with all common locks
- 1″ galvanized steel tubing
- Price range from $600-1000
- Design sheet
If our bike racks don’t suit your needs, you can also take a look at the offerings from Vancouver-based Urban Racks.
Their racks can be a bit lower-cost, though additional shipping costs apply. Avoid the “hanger” style racks: though the style used to be ubiquitous, bikes cannot be locked securely, upright, and space-efficiently to most hanger rack designs. They therefore do not meet the City of Edmonton’s bylaw regulations. All other racks carried by Urban Racks are very good designs. EBC has a partnership agreement with Urban Racks: 10% of the sale price from EBC referrals are donated back to EBC. Please let them know that you were referred by EBC when requesting a quote.
Request a rack on City property
The City of Edmonton Sustainable Transportation installs post-ring style bike racks on public sidewalks by request, without charge to the adjacent property owner. To request the installation of Q-ring bike racks at a specific location, request a rack online.
Temporary Event Bike Rack Rentals
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 event (contact us for a quote for longer rentals). Each rack weighs 7.7kg. Delivery is not included, but may be negotiated.
These racks are also known as tri-racks or race racks. They are not generally suitable for unsupervised use, as bikes cannot be secured to them to prevent theft. We recommend a supervised enclosure, though some event organizers choose to place them in places with only passive security (e.g. high foot traffic or within sight of staffed kiosks).
Temporary racks holding 6-8 bikes have a footprint of 2.85m x 2.0m, and can be lined up end-to-end. They require an aisle of at least 1.5m between footprints (3.5m centre-to-centre).
Principles of good bike rack design
- Works for a variety of bicycle types and sizes
- Supports bike frame at two points for stability
- Minimizes tangling or damage to bikes
- Accommodates U-locks
- Space efficient
- Meets City of Edmonton bike rack bylaw requirements
Principles of good bike rack location:
- Within sightlines of entrance
- Within a few meters of entrance
- Well-lit area
- In areas of high pedestrian activity, providing informal surveillance (security)
- Efficient footprint and minimizes obstructions for pedestrians
- Weather protected (covered)