The Spoke is a free program for youth aged 12-17. Over the course of a 6- to 8-week program, participants learn how to repair and maintain a bike, from start to finish. Each participant leaves The Spoke with their very own bicycle!
Volunteers work with youth, providing mentorship while teaching skills. All sessions take place at BikeWorks North.
All participants have the chance to become instructors in future sessions with other youth from the community.
For more information about the program, or to volunteer or donate, please e-mail [email protected].
The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society provides everything to run The Spoke: the staff & volunteers, the space, tools, parts, bicycles, locks, helmets, lights, and the food for the youth that participate. We need ongoing support to fund this program. Individuals can donate online, while organizations should contact us directly to discuss ways to sponsor The Spoke.
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 youth. (read more…) »
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!
The Beverly Optimist Club generously donated $2000 towards safety equipment for youth participants in The Spoke. That amount of money goes a very long way in an entirely volunteer-run program. The Beverly Optimist Club also donated $5000 towards adapted bicycles for EBC’s You Can Ride 2 program and made up half of the volunteer force for our April 26, 2014 fitting event. We truly appreciate their support!
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.