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The information on this page is no longer up-to-date, and is retained for historical reference only. Please visit 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.

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New issue of Momentum!

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The Janurary/February 2008 issue of Momentum magazine is now available!




Volunteers needed for special needs learn-to-bike courses

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Instructor John Collier is looking for experienced cyclists to help out with spring and fall special needs learn-to-bike courses.




Front License Plates

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Consultation on Alberta's Licence Plate

The Alberta government is running a survey as part of consultations about the redesign of the Alberta license plate (for motor vehicles, of course—bikes in Edmonton don’t need them).  One of the survey questions is on whether or not they should re-instate mandatory front license plates. Some car owners feel that front license plates adversely affect the look and performance of their cars.  Others say that they improve public safety (e.g. oncoming cars speeding past school buses) and are an important tool for the police.

If you have an opinion on this, please fill out the survey here.  The deadline is January 31, 2008.




Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair

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Come visit us at this year’s Royal Bison Craft & Art Fair on December 1st and 2nd.  We’ll be distributing cycling info and teaching minor bike maintenance (if the weather’s dry, we’ll even teach you on your own bike). 

Click here for more info.




Winter Riding Workshop, Thursday, November 15th, 2007

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When the weather outside is frightful, the riding can be delightful…




Win a free backpack, shop apron, or fair trade coffee!

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Want to win this cycling backpack donated by the Travel Shop? Or a shop apron donated by Velocity Cycle?  How about a $25 gift certificate from Earth’s General Store, or a $25 gift certificate from Da Capo Caffe?  Could you use a gift certificate from Root’s Organic Market, or more toys for your bike from MEC?

All you need to do is come to our AGM this Sunday at Parkallen Hall, from 2pm-4pm, and you could win one of these door prizes.  You’ll also be fed lunch and dinner, and get to party with people that love bicycles!




2007 Annual General Meeting

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The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters will be holding their Annual General Meeting at Parkallen Community Hall (6510 - 111 Street) at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 21. A social will follow the meeting, from 4:00 PM until about 9:00 PM at the same venue. Food will be provided and good times will roll.

Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For more information about the AGM, click here.




Fall Hours at BikeWorks

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Beginning September 1, the new fall hours for BikeWorks will be:

Monday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: Noon - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED




Closed for the Holidays

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BikeWorks will be closed all day on Monday, August 6 for Heritage Day.  (It’s really just because all of our mechanics will be away.)  Look for us at the Heritage Festival in Hawrelak Park all weekend, though, monitoring the two secure bike lock-up compounds.  EBC is once again running the secure bike parking, and as always, it’s free!  Oh the joys of cycling.

Upcoming closures:

Changes to BikeWorks Hours:

  • Starting in September, BikeWorks will no longer be open on Sundays (unless someone wants to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to keep it open).
  • Effective September 1, BikeWorks will no longer be open weekdays 12:30pm-5:30pm. Weekday evening hours (Mon 6-9pm, Wed 5:30-9pm) will remain open.




Inner City Bicycle Repair Clinic

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EBC will be fixing up bicycles for free in the inner city this Sunday, July 22.  People can bring their bikes for a light tune-up: lube, flat repair, wheel straightening, brake and shifter adjustment, etc.  See our calendar entry for details.

(BikeWorks will also be open regular hours, noon-5pm.)




Canada Day

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BikeWorks will be open regular hours (Noon-5pm) on Sunday, July 1.  But you may want to keep in mind that the High Level Bridge and Whyte Ave will be closed at various points in the day.




Bike Month Events for the Week of June 24

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Monday, June 25 - Thurdsay, June 28
The Bicycle Rehabilitation Project at Harcourt House (Part of The Works) (11am–5pm daily)

Monday, June 25
Movies at Metro: Ayamye (7pm), Monkey Warfare (9pm)

Tuesday, June 26
Bike Salon: “Bicycle Racing” at Three Bananas Café (7pm)

Friday, June 29
Mocktails on the Bridge at Ezio Faraone Park (4pm-6pm)
Critical Mass starting at Churchill Square (5:30pm)




Bike Month Events for the Week of June 10

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Sunday, June 10
BikeWorks Repair-a-thon: shop open midnight-5pm.

Monday, June 11
Movies at Metro: Calgary to Austin Peloton Project 2005 & 2006

Tuesday, June 12
Bike Salon: “Bicycle Touring” at Three Bananas Café

Thursday, June 14
Bike Salon: “Bicycle Co-ops” at Three Bananas Café

Friday, June 15
Bike to Work Pancake Breakfast at Churchill Square

Saturday, June 16
Ride-in Movie, Picnic & Mini Fair at Victoria Park Cricket Pitch

(full events listing)

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