On-road Cycling Education

On-road cycling

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.

Presentations and displays can be delivered to a large audience, while the ideal number for a cycling course is between 4 to 10 riders.

Courses are offered at BikeWorks and around town at workplaces, community halls, and schools.

Please contact us to arrange a presentation or course.


Presentations

Commuter Cycling Info Display & Presentations

Our knowledgeable volunteers and staff can provide essential tips on how to bike in Edmonton. Learn about EBC’s public programs, cycling infrastructure maps, bike safety, and more.

Need a speaker to engage your audience on the wonders of cycling in Edmonton? EBC has many experienced cyclists, bike mechanics, and sustainable transportation advocates who will capture your interest and inspire you to be active!

Cycling in the City

A one-hour presentation that introduces 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. Can be tailored for specific focus.

Fee: FREE.
Contact us for booking.


Courses

Become a member of EBC to enjoy the member discounts on course fees.

Adult Learn To Ride

The City of Edmonton offers adult learn-to-ride classes.

If you haven’t been on a bike in many, many years, this program is for you! We will work on developing cycling skills and confidence. Once comfortable on our bikes, we will head out and explore Edmonton’s River Valley! Bikes and helmets are provided. Please note: this course is designed for adults who may have never rode a bike or who wish to relearn.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Register online or call 311.

For children with special needs, please see our free You Can Ride 2 program.

Bicycle Family Workshop

This 3.5 hour course is designed specifically for families. The course covers cycling etiquette, bicycle safety, and provides parents and children a space to ask questions and polish their riding.

Participant Fees: $15.00 for EBC Members, $20.00 for non-members; Special family rate: $40.00 for 2 adults and 2 children.
Sign up to our waiting list to request a workshop. Please note that EBC is currently seeking volunteers to lead these workshops for the 2015-16 season and can only offer them based upon volunteer availability.

Urban Cycling

A 4 hour program, the urban commuting course covers traffic interaction, commuter-oriented cycling skills, and route planning. Ideal for organizations and cyclists looking to improve their skills and their commute.

Participant Fees: $40.00 for EBC Members, $50.00 for non-members
Join our waiting list to be informed when the next urban cycling course is scheduled, or contact us to book one for your group.

CAN-BIKE 2

Can-Bike
The only nationally-certified on-road vehicular cycling training program in Canada, CAN-BIKE 2 provides a place for experienced cyclists to improve their skills and for professional cyclists to become certified. A typical course runs 16-18 hours and includes cycling theory and a progression of on-road riding, from side streets to main arterials and advanced traffic situations.

Participant Fees: $80.00 for EBC Members, $100.00 for non-members
Join our waiting list to be informed when the next CAN-BIKE 2 course is scheduled, or contact us to book a course for your group.

 

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On-road Cycling Education Updates

The 5th year of Sustainable Food Edmonton & Edmonton Bicycle Commuters community garden bicycle tours is happening Saturday August 20, 2016!

Discover the people power and plants production in some community gardens in north-central Edmonton. Each garden will have a host to share the stories of their garden – how the garden operates, how it came to be, and its impact on the local community. (read more…) »

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Join us as we ride to different galleries in downtown Edmonton for an afternoon. Take in art, speak with curators and enjoy a few gallery tours.

Our schedule for Saturday, July 9:

  • 2:00 – Latitude 53
  • 2:50 – Mile Zero Dance
  • 3:40 – SNAP
  • 4:30 – Alberta Craft Council

This event is free. You are responsible for bringing your own safety gear, lock, equipment, and water. We will meet at Latitude 53 (10242 106 St).

Join us for MEC/EBC Club Night on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 7pm-9pm!

EBC members can purchase regular priced merchandise at 10% off – even bikes and boats. Products on clearance or marked down or products that get a discount from packages are not eligible for the 10% discount.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night as well. (read more…) »