Links & Resources

 

 

Sponsors & Partners

 

Membership Supporters

EBC members receive a 10% discount at Lucid Lifestyle. The eco-minded store carries environmentally sustainable clothing made from hemp, bamboo and organic cotton. You might recognize owner Andrew Gonzalez from BikeWorks! And you’ll love the soft, refined feel of the natural materials; from dresses to bamboo towels, you can feel as good about where they […]

Acquired Taste Tea is pleased to offer the EBC a 10% discount on tea purchases* through our Connoisseurs’ Club Cards. Located directly across the street from Mountain Equipment Co-op, Acquired Taste Tea is a retail store serving the Edmonton area for over 17 years. We are happy to share our knowledge and provide suggestions to […]

Show your membership card for a 10% discount at The Paint Spot. Just 1.5 blocks north of BikeWorks South! At the end of each year, The Paint Spot makes a donation to EBC based on a percentage of EBC member purchases. The Paint Spot has supplies, workshops and courses, and gallery showings. Since 1985, this […]

Noorish Conscious Eatery offers a 10% discount to all EBC members. The discount applies to all food and drink (excluding alcohol and retail items). The Noorish Conscious Eatery features a menu that includes a variety of organic, local, raw, vegan and gluten-free options bursting with flavor and nutrition! The Elixir bar is designed to inspire […]

Noorish Yoga offers a 10% discount on yoga passes to all EBC members. The discount applies to all yoga passes (excluding workshops and drop-ins). Hatha, vinyasa, akhanda, and more… what do you prefer? You have your choice at Noorish! The Noorish Yoga Studio or “the kiva” is founded upon the idea that our bodies are […]

Edmonton’s newest bike shop, Mike’s Bikes, opened its doors to its Whyte Ave location in March 2013! Mike offers a 10% discount on all bike parts to EBC members, as a trial program for the first season in business! The shop is geared (pun intended) towards bicycle commuters, and to advancing the cause of making […]

Carbon Environmental Boutique is happy to offer a 10% discount to all EBC members who show their card. Carbon offers a huge range of non-toxic, sustainable, ethical and local products. Our departments include non-toxic cookware, home décor, personal care, healthy baby items, cleaners, candles, water and air purification, organic mattresses and bedding, paint, flooring, carpets […]

Golden Lady Wholistics is pleased to offer EBC members 15% off all sessions* as well as 10% off all products*! Golden Lady Wholistics is owned and operated by none other than The Golden Lady, also known as Jackie Pearce. The Golden Lady offers a wide variety of sessions including Chakra Balancing, Colour Sound Therapy, Reiki […]

On Sunday, May 5, from 10am-6pm, EBC members shopping at Earth’s General Store will receive a 10% discount on all purchases (including sale items!). Patrons who purchase an EBC membership for the first time will receive a 15% discount. EBC will also be on hand doing free tune-ups at Earth’s General Store from 11am-3pm. Enjoy […]

MEC has provided numerous grants and donations to EBC throughout the years. From our rental program to projects for youth, MEC has always been a strong supporter of EBC. Most recently, the staff at Mountain Equipment Co-op Edmonton selected EBC to be awarded $750 through their Staff Choice Grant. The money will go towards You […]

BikeWorks North and South are two volunteer-run community bike workshops, operated by EBC. While they are open to anyone without appointment or membership, EBC members do receive discounts. As a member, you have access to BikeWorks, including all the tools and help from our volunteer mechanics, for only $2/hour. Non-members pay $5/hour.

 

Funding & Sponsoring Partners

EBC has partnered with SPARK, a 100% member-owned retail electrical power co-operative focused on green energy and renewable energy reinvestment. For each EBC member that makes the switch to SPARK as their electrical services provider, SPARK will direct $1.50 per month to The Spoke. This partnership will support The Spoke, our free earn-a-bike program for […]

When you register for a home energy assessment from C Returns (another local non-profit), indicate that you were referred by EBC, and C Returns will make a $25 donation to EBC for each referral. Simply select Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society as the referral source when you sign up for an assessment. Are you looking to […]

redbike has generously contributed 50 helmets to The Spoke, our free earn-a-bike program for youth. They have fantastic mechanics, and beautiful bikes and accessories for all styles of cyclists, and they specialize in commuter gear and bikes that work well and look great. Support your local bike shop today!

Music Is A Weapon is an Edmonton-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities through art. Through promotion of local artists, inclusive celebrations, and community collaborations, our team of inspired volunteers strive to raise awareness about social justice while developing a socially conscious network.

MIAW collaborates with EBC on various innovative bicycle-related projects, including bicycle-powered music and movie events.

President’s Choice Children’s Charity provided a grant of almost $18,000 to support our You Can Bike Too adapted bicycle program. PCCC supports children with disabilities by providing financial grants for essential specialized equipment and essential therapists. Through this grant, we are able to supply much needed resources and help provide a renewed sense of independence, dignity, and freedom.

DDB Canada has provided their pro bono services to develop a new visual identity for The Spoke, our earn-a-bike program for youth.

The value of their services is tremendous, and we love the work they’ve done for us. Thank you to DDB Canada. We’ll be creating custom headbadges with the new logo for the youth to attach to their bikes.

 

Friends of EBC

The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) is a not-for-profit, artist-run centre, and a registered charity. Since its inception in 1982, SNAP has grown to become one of Canada’s premier centres for research and innovation in printmaking as well as providing a unique forum for discussion and examination of critical and theoretical issues related to printmaking and image culture.

The Alberta Public Interest Research Group (AP!RG) is a University of Alberta student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to community-led research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. APIRG provides administrative, informational and technological resources to help student and community working groups to transform social concern into effective action.

APIRG provides meeting facilities and other support to EBC.

We’re new(ish) to the world of bicycles, and we’re learning as we blog. The blog is named for the vintage loop-frame step-through (aka ladies’) bicycles that are our first love, and was started as a record of our restoration, craft, and research projects associated with old bicycles. However, as we’ve gained experience we’ve also developed […]

DECL represents downtown residents in matters of development, parks, politics and other issues as well as planning and arranging community activities in the downtown core. Downtown Edmonton is a great place to “live, learn, work and play” and residency is expanding at an unprecedented rate with the ever-increasing redevelopment.

The North Edge is a vibrant, urban business community rooted in the rich history and diversity of Edmonton’s Queen Mary Park and Central MacDougall neighbourhoods. We proudly support a broad range of authentic cuisines, homegrown arts, and whole-body health & fitness faciities, centred on a core of innovative design and artisanry. With excellent access to […]

Over the last few years, 124 Street has evolved into one of Edmonton’s most vibrant shopping districts and home to some of Edmonton’s finest restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. Nestled along the north bank of the River Valley at the west end of Jasper Avenue, the 124 Street district extends north along the 124 Street corridor […]

Live music and theatre, shopping, festivals, restaurants and services, Old Strathcona has it all. With over 600 of Edmonton’s coolest businesses, Old Strathcona has everything you need for a modern lifestyle in a historical district. The area offers a variety of choices including fashion, music shops, lodging, food, salons & spas, gifts, books, decor, health, […]

 

 

Maps & Routes

 

City of Edmonton Routes

 

Online Maps

 

 

Laws & Bylaws

 

Edmonton Laws

 

Laws of Alberta & Canada

The TSA and its associated regulations govern cyclists’ use of highways in Alberta. It applies, in general, to highways, which are defined as: (p) “highway” means any thoroughfare, street, road, trail, avenue, parkway, driveway, viaduct, lane, alley, square, bridge, causeway, trestleway or other place or any part of any of them, whether publicly or privately […]

 

 

Education

 

Bike Mechanics

Our popular course, Hands-on Intro to Bike Maintenance, returns this year with multiple dates and locations to choose from. This 3-hour class is a great place to start if you have little or no experience working on bikes and includes: cleaning and lubrication, how to fix a flat tire, basic brake and gearing adjustments, and […]

 

On-road cycling

The Canadian Cycling Association’s CAN-BIKE program is a series of courses on all aspects of cycling safely and enjoyably on the road. It is oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling. The CAN-BIKE cycling safety program provides a nationally standardized set of courses that can be taught through a variety of organizations who are interested in […]

 

Bike Lanes

The Trails, Paths and Routes Advisory Committee (TPRAC) is a public review group for communication between:

  • Multi-use trail users
  • Walkway users
  • Bikeway users
  • City of Edmonton civic administration

They provide advice and input to the City administration on:

  • Planning
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Emerging issues
  • Special projects pertaining to multi-use facilities.

The purpose of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide (part of the Cities for Cycling initiative) is to provide cities with state-of-the-practice solutions that can help create complete streets that are safe and enjoyable for bicyclists. The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide is based on the experience of the best cycling cities in the world. […]

 

Research

The Bikes Belong Coalition was formed in 1999 as the national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers working to put more people on bikes more often. U.S. bicycle companies recognized that they could accomplish more for bicycling by working together than by working independently. From helping create safe places to ride to promoting bicycling, we carefully select projects and partnerships that have the capacity to make a difference.

The Victoria Transport Policy Institute is an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. We provide a variety of resources available free at this website to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis. We are funded primarily through consulting and project grants. Our research is among the most current available and has been widely applied.

Cycling in Cities is a research program investigating factors that encourage or discourage bicycling, transportation infrastructure associated with increased or decreased risks of cycling injuries, and air pollution and cycling. Our studies are outlined in the table below and described in more detail throughout the website. The research program is based at the University of […]

 

 

Local Bike Shops

 

Edmonton Bike Shops

redbike has generously contributed 50 helmets to The Spoke, our free earn-a-bike program for youth. They have fantastic mechanics, and beautiful bikes and accessories for all styles of cyclists, and they specialize in commuter gear and bikes that work well and look great. Support your local bike shop today!

Edmonton’s newest bike shop, Mike’s Bikes, opened its doors to its Whyte Ave location in March 2013! Mike offers a 10% discount on all bike parts to EBC members, as a trial program for the first season in business! The shop is geared (pun intended) towards bicycle commuters, and to advancing the cause of making […]

 
 

 

Related Organizations

 
 

Organizations in British Columbia

HUB (formerly the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition) is a charitable organization, originally established in 1998 as a non-profit to address cycling issues in Metro Vancouver. Since then, we’ve grown a lot! We’ve educated thousands of children and adults and motivated thousands more. We make cycling better through education, action and events. More cycling means healthier, […]

PEDAL stands for Pedal Energy Development ALternatives. It is an umbrella organization for several bicycle related projects in the Vancouver area. Currently the main projects of PEDAL are Our Community Bikes, the PEDAL Bike Depot and After School Bike Program. PEDAL grew out of Our Community Bikes (OCB) which was started in 1993 as a […]

 

Organizations in Alberta

As a vehicle to building community, the shop is a one-stop-shop biking support hub in Calgary’s downtown core offering reconditioned/recycled bikes, repair space, tools and instruction, and workshops. The shop provides a safe and supportive atmosphere for novice and experienced riders alike. Further, The Good Life is community meeting space open for use to environment […]

The Alberta Bicycle Association (ABA) is the affiliated Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) of the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA). It operates under the authority of the world governing body of all cycling’s many sports, the Union Cycliste International (International Cycling Union) in Geneva. The mission of the ABA is to facilitate an introduction to organized cycling […]

The Edmonton Road and Track Club offers its members superb training, learning and racing opportunities in an enthusiastic and supportive atmosphere. The ERTC supports competitive and recreational cyclists. The purpose of the ERTC is to provide people of all ability levels the experience of competitive cycling.

The Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club (EBTC) is a recreational not-for-profit volunteer-run group dedicated to facilitate its members to cooperatively run bicycling trips during the spring, summer and fall, cross-country skiing trips in the winter, and social events all year round. We welcome both road bike and mountain bike riders!

What are you making? How can we help? Tell us at www.makesomethingedmonton.ca Make Something Edmonton is a citizen-led celebration and call to action: to inspire and help you make something… anything… born out of your own talents, obsessions and imagination, to make your city more fun, more attractive, more fascinating, more caring, more profitable, more […]

 

Organizations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

The Bike dump is a volunteer-run community bicycle education space. We offer:

  • Tools and space to fix your bike
  • A stock of recycled bike frames and parts from which to build yourself a bike
  • Volunteers to help guide you through repairs, or with a (your) bike-building project
  • Re-furbished, recycled bicycles for sale on a sliding scale
  • Monthly bicycle repair workshops

In partnership with the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA), The University of Winnipeg has opened an innovative and progressive cycling hub on campus, as part of a commitment to promote active and sustainable transit options for students, staff and the surrounding community. This UWSA Bike Lab is a space where students, faculty, staff and […]

We are a voluntary, inclusive group of concerned citizens working to make cycling in Winnipeg a safe, enjoyable, accessible and convenient transportation choice year-round. We envision a city where cycling is embraced as the preferred mode of transportation, where cycling is integrated into urban design and planning, and where Winnipeg is recognized as a leader […]

Saskatoon Cycles advocates for a city in which cycling is a viable, year-round, mode of transportation that is safe and convenient for all ages. We envision a Saskatoon in which: 1. A safe cycling network is present throughout the city connecting every neighbourhood to key destinations 2. Residents of all ages feel safe and welcome […]

Bike Regina is a small group with big ideas about supporting and increasing the cycling culture in Regina. We want you to be part of the trend. Mission To make cycling to work and school safe, convenient and fun for people of all ages and abilities in Regina. Through partnerships, outreach and events such as […]

The Bridge City Bicycle Co-op’s mission is to share bicycle repair facilities, mechanical knowledge and a love of cycling. Our mission extends not only to those individuals who access the Bridge City Bicycle Co-op, our hope is that the skills and passion about cycling of our members will be passed on to family and friends […]

 

Organizations in Central Canada

Right to Move is a non-profit organization that was started in the spring of 1997 by a group who believed bicycles are a form of transportation that should be available to all, regardless of gender, age, wealth or ethnicity. Bicycles are a viable urban transportation option, one far more economical and more ecological than cars […]

Inspiré de différentes initiatives, BQAM est le premier atelier de réparation et d’ajustement de vélo communautaire de l’UQAM. Non seulement un atelier, nous visons à consolider le déplacement à vélo vers le centre-ville de Montréal en sensibilisant, en éduquant et en offrant un espace de réparation accessible à la communauté uqamienne et à son milieu. […]

CBN is Toronto’s award-winning community bike space. Community Bicycle Network (CBN) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1993 on the belief that bicycles are a powerful tool for positive change. CBN incorporated in 1997 and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. We have a rich history of serving Toronto’s cycling community through […]

 

US Organizations

I am for bikes. I’m for long rides and short rides. I’m for commuting to work, weekend rides, racing, riding to school, or just a quick spin around the block. I believe that no matter how I ride, biking makes me happy and is great for my health, my community and the environment we all […]

The Bikes Belong Coalition was formed in 1999 as the national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers working to put more people on bikes more often. U.S. bicycle companies recognized that they could accomplish more for bicycling by working together than by working independently. From helping create safe places to ride to promoting bicycling, we carefully select projects and partnerships that have the capacity to make a difference.

 

Worldwide Organizations

 

Blogs & Periodicals

Momentum Mag is an independent media company that promotes, encourages & inspires Smart Living by Bike. Our goal is to influence a shift in the transportation culture in North America from car-centricity to a balance of public transportation, appropriate car use, walking and bicycling, by showcasing riding a bike as a fun, smart, stylish way […]

 

Edmonton Publications

We’re new(ish) to the world of bicycles, and we’re learning as we blog. The blog is named for the vintage loop-frame step-through (aka ladies’) bicycles that are our first love, and was started as a record of our restoration, craft, and research projects associated with old bicycles. However, as we’ve gained experience we’ve also developed […]

In 2007 I started riding a bike again for transportation, and was surprised to discover how fun and easy it was. Since then, my love affair with cycling has prompted a lifestyle overhaul of the best kind. Now even the simplest outings are healthy, social and fun. Come as you are, and ride with me.

The King’s Green Pad is a collaborative blog written by faculty, staff, students and alumni of the King’s University College in Edmonton, AB Canada. Through the blog we seek to foster dialog that is interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and interdenominational because Edmonton is Greening, the Blogosphere is Greening and because God is Green. Our effort seeks to […]

People have called me many names over the course of my life and most of them have been positive and for a very long time I have been “the bike guy” or “the old bike guy” and someone once called me a “raving bike fiend” because of my passion for building and riding bicycles. I […]

My name is Jim, I’m 55 years old, and I’m an avid cyclist and bike commuter in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I started commuting to work full-time in May of 2008. I wish I’d been doing this all of my life. There are significant societal benefits to getting more people out of their cars and onto […]