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 Edmonton Bike Swap returns to Northlands this year! Buy a bike in a safe environment with volunteer mechanics to check over your new ride, or sell your old bikes by just dropping them off without having to stay or haggle.

Sat, May 13, 2017, 8am-4pm
Northlands Expo Centre – Hall A, 7515 118 Ave

Read all the details about selling and buying at http://albertabikeswap.ca/info and the location/time details at http://www.northlands.com/events/bike-swap/

On May 5, EBC presents the Beaverhill Bird Observatory (BBO) with a special presentation on bird conservation, & biking and interacting with birds in the city.

A live owl will be joining us, so it’s sure to be a “hoot” of a time!

The presentation is Friday, May 5, at 7pm, at BikeWorks South (8001 102 St). Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.

Established in 1984, the BBO is the second oldest migration monitoring observatory in Canada. The BBO’s extensive long-term datasets enable the BBO to track changes in bird populations, migratory routes, breeding success, and survivorship.

The BBO is a registered charity.

Join us April 11, 2017 between 6pm-9pm at the MEC South Edmonton Common location (1624 99 Street NW) for club night.

10% discount for EBC members on all regular-price items, including bikes and boats. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the night!

Please note that you must be a member of MEC ($5 lifetime membership) and EBC ($15-$20 annual membership) to take advantage of this discount.  (read more…) »

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).