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 Bicycle Commuters Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) is Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 1-3pm at the Downtown Edmonton Community League (10042 103 St NW).

Everyone is welcome to attend. Our Board of Directors and executive director will present the annual report and membership will vote on our annual budget. (read more…) »

Celebrate Edmonton’s river valley by riding 13 of its bridges!

Ride begins at 10:30am from 112 St and Saddleback Road. Ride your bike, take the train to Century Park, or park on the street in the area.

Ride to Victoria Park (24 km) and have a picnic break (bring your own lunch). (read more…) »

The 6th year of Sustainable Food Edmonton & Edmonton Bicycle Commuters community garden bicycle tours is happening Saturday August 19, 2017!

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…) »

We need volunteers!

We are in great need of volunteers to help out with monitoring the bicycle parking compounds at Heritage Festival. We’ve been invited back this year to help secure the bikes for the thousands of people who ride to the festival, and we need many more volunteers. No experience necessary! (read more…) »

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/