The information on this page is no longer up-to-date, and is retained for historical reference only. Please visit http://edmontonbikes.ca/ for our current website and information.
The information on this page is no longer up-to-date, and is retained for historical reference only. Please visit http://edmontonbikes.ca/ for our current website and information.

What we do

The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society (EBC), a non-profit society formed in 1980, is a leader in the Edmonton cycling community. We support people using bicycles as everyday urban travel.

We sell used bikes, accept donated bikes, and run bike repair and riding courses. We also operate a volunteer-run community bike workshop where you can drop in and learn how to fix your bike. For more info, including workshop hours, read our FAQ.

Read: FAQ | about EBC | history | current board | map, media & contact info

Aug

07

2010

Another Basic Mechanics Course Added

0 comments at 3:01 pm posted by Alex H

Once again, due to high demand, we’ll be offering another Basics Mechanics course on Sunday, August 15th from 6 until 9 PM.  Please see Basics Mechanics Courseas the information is the same (except the date of course!).  Register by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Aug

06

2010

On-road cycling course! Sign up for CanBike 2

0 comments at 9:50 am posted by Alexa Pendzich

There will be a Canadian Cycling Association CanBike 2 Course offered in September

Aug

04

2010

Get to Know Your Bicycle - Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance

0 comments at 3:36 pm posted by Alex H

Friday August 13
6:30-9:30pm
BikeWorks 10047 80th Ave - Entrance through back alley.
Cost: $10 for EBC Members, $20 for non-members
Register by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you want to start learning about working on your own bike but aren’t sure where to start, this course is for you!

Jul

23

2010

ReCycling!

0 comments at 3:28 pm posted by Alex H

BikeWorks recyles all unuseable bikes and scrap metal as well as all old tires and inner tubes.  So far in 2010 alone we’ve diverted over 7000 pounds of scrap metal and over 1500 pounds of tires and tubes from the landfill!

Jul

21

2010

Another Basic Maintenance Class This Sunday!

0 comments at 4:03 pm posted by Alex H

A tidal wave of demand has forced us to offer another basic bike maintenance class this week, to be held on Sunday the 25th from 6:00 until 9:00.  This class is the same as the one offered this Thursday (see earlier post: http://edmontonbikes.ca/home/more/get_to_know_your_bicycle-introduction_to_bicycle_maintenance/)

Jul

14

2010

Parking at BikeWorks

0 comments at 3:17 pm posted by Alex H

In order to be a good neighbour and comply with City bylaws (Bylaw 5590) we are asking that visitors to BikeWorks no longer park in or along the alley.  If you are loading or unloading bikes, passengers, etc. you may briefly park outside our gate.  Otherwise, ample parking is available nearby along both 101 Street and 79 Avenue, as can be seen marked in green on the above map.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Jul

14

2010

Get to Know Your Bicycle-Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance

0 comments at 1:28 pm posted by Alex H

Friday July 23
6:30-9:30pm
BikeWorks 10047 80th Ave - Entrance through back alley.
Cost: $10 for EBC Members, $20 for non-members
Register by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you want to start learning about working on your own bike but aren’t sure where to start, this course is for you!

Jul

09

2010

Accepting Registrations for CAN-BIKE 2 Course!

0 comments at 4:31 pm posted by Alex H

EBC is offering a Canadian Cycling Association CAN-BIKE 2 Course in late July of this year. CAN-BIKE 2 is an 18 hour, on-road cycling course. The course covers the theory of on-road cycling and practical riding techniques starting on quiet roads and working up to more complex situations. The course is suitable to all cyclists who feel comfortable on their bicycles and want to learn more about cycling safely and efficiently in traffic. This course will improve your skill and confidence in riding in challenging traffic situations. CAN-BIKE 1 is not a pre-requisite for CAN-BIKE 2. This certificate course is quite often a requirement for jobs that involve cycling.

Jul

06

2010

Bike Stripping / Yard Cleanup Party

0 comments at 1:26 pm posted by Alex H

The BikeWorks coral is once again brimming with bikes! Come lend a few hours and help us clean it up and strip useful parts off bikes on Saturday July 17th from 6 PM onwards.  Pizza and drinks for helpers!

Jul

05

2010

Get to Know Your Bike - An Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance

0 comments at 7:15 pm posted by Alex H

Friday July 9
6:30-9:30pm
BikeWorks 10047 80th Ave - Entrance through back alley.
Cost: $10 for EBC Members, $20 for non-members
Register by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you want to start learning about working on your own bike but aren’t sure where to start, this course is for you!

Jun

24

2010

Bike Month continues

0 comments at 12:32 pm posted by Chris C

Free bicycle-blender smoothies at the northwest end of the High Level Bridge, today at 4pm!  Free Bike-to-Work breakfast tomorrow morning, from 7-9am, at the southwest end of the High Level!  Critical Mass Friday afternoon, followed by a dance party at BikeWorks at 9pm!  Saturday evening: ride-in outdoor movie at Victoria Cricket Patch.

And don’t forget to join our bicycle “float” on Canada Day as we ride down Whyte Ave as part of the Silly Summer Parade. Any level of silliness welcome!  E-mail us for participation info: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Jun

16

2010

BikeWorks Closed This Saturday!

0 comments at 2:19 pm posted by Alex H

This Saturday June 19th is the Bikeology Festival and due to EBC’s assistance with that event, BikeWorks will be closed for the day.  If you’re in need of a little mechanical help, you should come on down to the festival where our volunteer mechanics will be happy to give your bike a free minor tune up. 

Jun

15

2010

Get to Know Your Bike - An Introduction to Bicycle Maintenance

0 comments at 2:33 pm posted by Alex H

Friday June 18
6:30-9:30pm
BikeWorks 10047 80th Ave - Entrance through back alley.
Cost: $10 for EBC Members, $20 for non-members
Register by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you want to start learning about working on your own bike but aren’t sure where to start, this course is for you! Learn how to fix a flat tire at home or on the street, how to keep your brakes working flawlessly and your shifting smooth. You will find out how to save money by spotting small problems before they turn into big problems and by learning how to clean and lube your bike, you’ll learn how to extend the life of your bike while improving its performance. Bring your own bicycle so you can learn specific techniques that work on your components, or learn on one of the many EBC yard bikes.

Register by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Space is limited, and these courses tend to fill up quickly.

Please note that this is an introductory course. If your bike has a problem that is not covered by the scope of this course, we probably won’t have time to fix it, but you can always come to BikeWorks during regular drop-in times and one of our volunteer mechanics can help you.

Please visit our new site at http://edmontonbikes.ca for current hours of operation.

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