Maps and Routes
Bikely - Edmonton
Put very simply, Bikely helps cyclists share knowledge of good bicycle routes. It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination. But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. Bikely makes it easy for him or her to show you the best way.
Uses Google Maps to plot bike routes.
City of Edmonton Bicycle Maps
Roadway map for commuting and recreational riding. Also very useful for finding your way around the city. The back includes a map of the river valley and points of interest. A web-friendly version splits into nine sections for easy printing. You can pick up free hard copies of this map at EBC, as well as at various bike shops and public locations around the city.
City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Walking Maps
Detailed maps of most Edmonton neighbourhoods. Find all the neighbourhood bike routes, bus stops, crosswalks, playgrounds, dog off-leash areas, pools, libraries, tobogganing hills, coffee shops, restaurants, public art, and much more.
City of Edmonton River Valley trail maps
Detailed trail maps, including info about which trails are cleared in winter.
City of Edmonton Trail/Park Cautions & Closures
Updated daily by City of Edmonton Park Rangers.
Edmonton Journal map of community resources
An interactive map which shows Edmonton’s new and mature neighbourhoods, libraries, schools, community league halls, emergency services, sports fields, recreation centres, etc.
Favorite Way Edmonton
Cool Edmonton favourite bike routes chosen by city cyclists. Take a look and add your favourite route!
Google bike map
Bike lanes, routes and trails mapped by Google. You can get directions for biking to your destination too (although it is not always the best route, depending on your contraints: time, energy, distance, etc).
Melton Ravine Bike Route
138 St & 89A Ave NW, Edmonton
Map of Melton Ravine bike path (not shown on City of Edmonton cycling maps)
Bicycle Clubs & Associations
Alberta Bicycle Association
11759 Groat Road, Edmonton, AB
The Alberta Bicycle Association is the affiliated Provincial Sport Organization of the Canadian Cycling Association. ABA facilitates the introduction to organized cycling and develops strong competitive cycling programs, while protecting and advocating the rights of cyclists.
The ABA Recreation & Transportation Committee works on issues regarding bicycle commuting. They also provide insurance for cycling clubs and events.
6850 88 Street, Edmonton, AB
The Argyll Velodrome was constructed in 1977 by the City of Edmonton as a primary site for competitive cycling during the 1978 Commonwealth Games. It is 333.33 meter x 7 meter wide with a 33 degree bank.
The Velodrome is home to the Juventis Cycling Club
Bikeology Festival c/o Velofest Edmonton League and Organization
A celebration of Bike Month (June) in Edmonton. Bicycle events all month long sponsored by various sports, arts, and community organizations.
Edmonton Bicycle Commuters’ Society
BikeWorks South: 10047 80 Ave (access via alley only), Edmonton, AB
BikeWorks North: 9305 111 Ave (access via parking lot), Edmonton, AB
That’s us! We are a not‐for‐profit which promotes and supports cycling as a healthy, affordable, environmentally‐friendly and efficient mode of transportation. EBC is the leading advocate for cyclists and cycling infrastructure in our city. EBC operates BikeWorks, a volunteer‐run community bike shop, which offers educational bike repair workshops and on‐road urban cycling courses. We accept donations of bicycles, sell refurbished bikes, rent refurbished bikes, rent bike trailers, and recycle scrap frames and tires.
Edmonton Bicycle Touring Club
A club which hosts day rides and out-of-town trips. The Tour de l’Alberta is the EBTC’s annual flagship event.
Edmonton Bike Polo
Think ball hockey but on bikes with mallets. A hardcourt bike polo league. Beginners welcomed! Ladies Army also playing.
Edmonton Masters Cycling Club
A club for ages 30+. EMCC organizes many races between May and September: time trials, road races, criteriums and track events.
Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance
Provides leadership and advocacy in the areas of building and maintaining single-track in the North Saskatchewan River Valley as well as promoting the development of permanent bike parks.
Edmonton Road and Track Club
The ERTC supports competitive and recreational cyclists. The purpose of the ERTC is to provide people of all ability levels the experience of competitive cycling. The club offers an extensive training programs for the recreational and competitive athlete, from young athletes, who receive expert training and generous club funding to recreational riders, competitive racers and even Olympic level athletes
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
12328 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB
MEC is the largest retail co-operative in Canada and demonstrates what can be done through collective democratic ownership. Their commitment to green building, community grants, ethical purchasing, product sustainability, and promotion of Canada-wide parks and protected areas demonstrates the best of what business can be in our society.
MEC hosts BikeFest, rents outdoor sporting equipment and holds gear swap events where you can buy or sell used gear (also online gear swap).
In 2010, MEC entered to bike market and now sells their own brand of bicycles.
U of A Students’ Union Bike Library
Students’ Union Building, University of Alberta, 8900 - 114 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
The Students’ Union launched the bike library program in 2005 and a steady flow of people have been visiting us ever since. The Bike Library rents bikes to all members of the campus community, which we define as being comprised of students, staff and faculty. We have approximately 30 bikes available for rental on a one month basis. Our bike selection ranges from mountain bikes, cruisers, road bikes and various hybrids. Our green bikes come equipped with a U-lock, front and back light, and a bell.
Commercial Bike Shops
Cranky’s Bike Shop
24 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB
A commercial bike shop.
10008 82 Ave (Whyte Ave), Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop which hosts group rides (mountain bike and cyclocross).
Mud, Sweat & Gears
133 Main Boulevard, Sherwood Park, AB
A commercial bike shop which hosts a group rides for women’s mountain biking, triathalon, BMX, and crosscountry.
Pedalhead Road Works
9635 82 Ave (Whyte Ave), Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop which hosts racing team.
Pedalheads Bicycle Works
6604 - 104 street (Calgary Trail South), Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop which hosts group mountain bike rides and a race team. They switch to nordic ski and snowboard sales in the winter.
10918 88 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop which hosts a mountain bike club and a race team.
15103 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop which hosts group rides (mountain bike and road rides).
7620 103 St (Gateway Blvd), Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop which hosts a Cycling Club.
9833 - 63 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop.
10429 124 Street, Edmonton, AB
A commercial bike shop.
Laws & Bylaws
Alberta Traffic Safety Act
Traffic laws of Alberta (see specifically Alberta Regulation 304/2002 - Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation, PDF)
Some interesting sections:
Alberta Regulation 304/2002 - Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation
75 Unless the context otherwise requires, a person who is operating a cycle on a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the duties of a person driving a motor vehicle under Part 1 and this Part and Division 2 of Part 5 of the Act.
77(2) A person who is operating a cycle, other than a motor cycle, on a highway shall operate the cycle as near as practicable to the right curb or edge of the roadway unless that person is in the process of making a left turn with the cycle.
(3) Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person who is operating a cycle, other than a motor cycle, on a one-way highway in an urban area shall ride as near as practicable to either curb or edge of the roadway unless that person is in the process of crossing from one curb or edge of the roadway to the opposite curb or edge of the roadway.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2), a person who is operating a cycle, other than a motorcycle, on a highway that has shoulders
(a) in the case of a highway that has paved shoulders, shall operate the cycle on the right shoulder, and
(b) in the case of a highway that does not have paved shoulders, shall operate the cycle as far to the right of the roadway as practicable, unless that person is in the process of making a left turn.
78 A person who is operating a cycle on a highway in the same direction in the same traffic lane, except when overtaking and passing another cycle,
(a) shall not operate the cycle adjacent to another cycle travelling in the same direction, and
(b) in the case of a cycle other than a motor cycle, where more than one cycle is travelling in the near vicinity of and in the same direction as another cycle, shall operate the cycle directly in line with and to the rear or front of the other cycle.
83(1) A person shall not use the horn or other audible warning device of a motor vehicle, motor cycle, moped, power bicycle or bicycle
(a) except for the purposes of giving notice to other persons that are on or approaching a highway or within the vicinity of the vehicle, or
(b) so that it makes more noise than is reasonably necessary to give notice to other persons that are on or approaching a highway or within the vicinity of the vehicle.
(2) A person operating a motor vehicle, motor cycle, moped, power bicycle or bicycle shall sound the vehicle’s horn or other audible warning device whenever it is reasonably necessary to warn persons on or approaching the highway in the vicinity of the vehicle.
Alberta Regulation 322/2002 - Vehicle Equipment Regulation
60 A motor vehicle, power bicycle and bicycle must have a horn or bell.
97(1) No person who is less than 18 years old shall operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle unless that person is properly wearing a safety helmet.
(2) A parent or guardian of a person who is less than 18 years old shall not authorize or knowingly permit the person to operate or ride as a passenger on a bicycle unless that person is properly wearing a safety helmet.
(3) No person shall operate a bicycle on which a passenger who is less than 18 years old is riding unless the passenger is properly wearing a safety helmet.
99(1) A person shall not ride a bicycle at night time unless the bicycle has the following:
(a) at least one headlamp but not more than 2 headlamps;
(b) at least one red tail lamp;
(c) at least one red reflector mounted on the rear.
(2) A person shall not ride a bicycle unless the bicycle has a brake.
City of Edmonton Bylaw 2202 - Parkland Bylaw
The purpose of this bylaw is to regulate the conduct and activities of people on Parkland in order to promote the safe, enjoyable and reasonable use of such property and to protect and preserve natural ecosystems for the benefit of all citizens of the City.
City of Edmonton Bylaw Notes - Bicycles
City of Edmonton Bylaw Notes - Bicycles
Periodicals & Blogs
Bike Alberta Blog
A source for all cycling related news, events and info in Alberta. Whether you use your bike on or off road, for commuting, for touring, for racing, or for the sheer happiness it brings you, Bike Alberta aims to be the one stop resource for all of your needs. We aspire to keep an up to date list of cyclist’s blogs, bike shops and bike friendly businesses, cycling news and anything that should inspire us, or that we think will inspire you.
Bike Bits on CJSR 88.5 FM Radio
As part of the Full English Breakfast program (Thursdays 7am-9am), host Peter Garden dedicates one glorious hour on the last Thursday of each month to Bike Bits, co-hosted by Karly Coleman, Edmonton’s bike traffic reporter. Every Thursday, Karly also reports in with a bicycle traffic count and news of the bicycle commute. Tune in live at 88.5FM, online or listen to the archives. CJSR 88.5 FM is a volunteer run radio station based out of the University of Alberta main campus.
Local blog written by EBC mechanic Adrian Pearce.
Breaking Chains and Taking Lanes
Bicycle Adventures in the Great White North
Quarterly magazine of anti-car print magazine critiquing our society’s car culture and exploring positive alternatives.
the online magazine for cycling… in the… city
Copenhagen Cycle Chic
A series of social documentary photos about Copenhagen started to include a number of shots of life in the World’s Cycling Capital, including fashionable Copenhageners on their bicycles. The feedback about these photos was positive and there was clearly a growing interest abroad in seeing how the bicycle was an integral part of life in the Danish capital. Specifically about how Copenhageners have demystified the bicycle and use it without any form of bicycle ‘gear’. Just as the bicycle was meant to be ridden when invented.
The blog took on a streetstyle form as it grew in popularity and the readership includes people interested in fashion as well as bicycles and bicycle culture.
Edmonton Stories - Edmonton by Bicycle
Stories about cycling in Edmonton.
Edmonton Stories - Edmonton Sights by Bicycle
Stories about cycling in Edmonton.
Girl Can Bike
Car-free in Edmonton.
Girls and Bicycles
Advocating beautiful girls on bicycles in a city addicted to cars. Be aware. Be Meaningful. Be sustainable.
Jim’s Edmonton Cycling Blog
“My name is Jim, I’m 52 years old, and I’m an avid cyclist and bike commuter in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I started commuting to work full-time in May of 2008. I wish I’d been doing this all of my life.”
We’re new to the world of fun & fabulous vintage bicycles, and we’re learning as we blog. All three of us have loop-frame stepthrough (aka ladies’) bicycles. We ride in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This will serve as a record of our restoration, craft, and research projects associated with our bicycles - and a repository for the great information and inspiration we find elsewhere.
Vancouver based bimontly magazine about bikes and bike culture in B.C. and the world. All content is available online; free copies are available at Earth’s General Store.
Snapshots of cycling, thrifting, and eating in our cozy corner of SW Edmonton. Of bicycle style and vintage-inspired style.
Raving Bike Fiend
I am a car free father of two wonderful daughters living in the frozen reaches of Canuckistan who works to build and lives to ride bicycles, and aspires to discover the magic that makes knitting work.
Cycling in Edmonton and around the world.
The Healthy Biker Blog
Follow along as The Healthy Biker takes up bike-commuting to work in an attempt to lose 100 lbs. in one year.
The King’s Green Pad
The King’s Green Pad is a collaborative blog written by faculty, staff, students and alumni of the King’s University College in Edmonton, AB Canada.
The Lone Biker
“Riding, more riding, bikes, bike pictures, music and stellar beer reviews”
Merging culture, design, communication, expression, and enjoyment with fixed-gear, mtb, trials and 24”/26” (cruiser) bmx bicycles.
Up-to-date news, information and photography, helps you connect with like-minded 700c, 24” and 26” freestyle bicycle enthusiasts. You can contribute by sharing your stories and photography by joining and signing in. It’s free and easy! Or just send us an email or comment whenever you can. Cheers.
Car-free cyclist and sometime Busker in Edmonton.
Two Wheeled Commute
Biking to and from work in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Alberta Public Interest Research Group (AP!RG)
North end of HUB Mall, University of Alberta, Edmonton
AP!RG is a University of Alberta student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization dedicated to community-led research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest. AP!RG provides administrative, informational and technological resources to help student and community working groups to transform social concern into effective action.
AP!RG is one of many PIRGs across Canada. Each Public Interest Research Group is a student organization based on the premise that students are citizens, and as such, part of their education should include recognizing and engaging in societal problems. PIRGs exist to provide training, support, and opportunities for students to be active citizens in their communities. Through involvement with PIRGs, thousands of Canadian students have learned skills in consensus decision-making, group facilitation, events organizing, media relations, and community-based research. These skills help individuals to act effectively in the public interest. For more information on other PIRGs, check out pirg.ca.
Bike Safety - CAA
An thorough educational website from the Alberta Motor Association and the Canadian Automobile Association.
CAN-BIKE Cycling Education Program
The Canadian Cycling Association’s CAN-BIKE program is a series of courses on all aspects of cycling safely and enjoyably on the road. It is oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling. The CAN-BIKE cycling safety program provides a nationally standardized set of courses that can be taught through a variety of organizations who are interested in education, safety and health.
EBC runs CAN-BIKE courses each year to help Edmonton cyclists feel safe and confident on the road. More info on our Education webpage
City of Edmonton “Try It” Bike Library program
A traveling library of interesting bicycles, scooters, bike trailers and other eco-mobile modes of transportation. This Bike Library gives citizens an opportunity to try out a number of different ways to be more ecomobile before spending money at a local bike store. The Try-It Bike Library is hosted by Community Services Program Team Staff and is set up to come out to community events at a nominal charge to cover the staff costs.
City of Edmonton - Cycling in the City
Where to Ride, Current Initiatives, Bicycle Safety, Bicycle Equipment, Bikes on Transit, Bicycle Laws, Bicycle Clubs.
Bicycles are permitted on Edmonton’s entire roadway system, although few cyclists use high-speed connectors such as Whitemud Drive, Yellowhead Trail and Capilano Drive.
This 2010 municipal election, we want cycling issues to be addressed, and we want candidates to know that, once they’re in office, bicycle infrastructure will continue to be an important issue.
Cycle Edmonton is a resource to help you identify candidates that support cycling in Edmonton, and provide you with tools to ensure candidates realize that cycling issues are important to citizens. Check out the campaign page to learn what we’re doing and how you can get involved, and then head over to the candidates list to see the positions of your candidates in relation to cycling.
S.E Corner of 103 Street & Whyte Ave or your location on request
Hybrid and electric bicycle rentals in Edmonton
Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
7103 - 105 Street, Edmonton, AB
Get to know your neighbourhood and make it a great place to live. Join your community league and you’ll get discounts at the pool, at community events and you get to meet the most passionate people in your community!
Use your postal code to look up which community league you live in with the EFCL’s League Directory.
ExpertVillage - Videos about bicycles
Repair, maintenance, and other bicycle-related videos.
A not-for-profit organization promoting independent, locally-owned businesses. When you eat, dine and shop at local independent businesses, you strengthen Edmonton’s economy and our community. Best of all, shopping at your neighbourhood businesses can be done by foot or bike rather than car!
Music Is A Weapon
A passionate group of people who provide bicycle generators that can power your live music performance or just about anything else that uses electricity.
National Centre for Bicycling and Walking (US)
The mission of the National Center for Bicycling & Walking (NCBW) is to help create bicycle-friendly and walkable communities across North America by encouraging and supporting the efforts of individuals, organizations, and agencies.
11847 Wayne Gretzky Drive North
Edmonton AB T5B 1Y2
Sport Central accepts donated children’s bicycles in Edmonton and distributes them to qualified individuals and groups.
See their brochure and how they go about collecting and distributing bikes.
EBC gives the kid bike donations we receive to Sports Central.
The Mighty-Wheels Group: For people who use wheels to get around
Geared towards helping Edmonton and area people who use wheels to get around. We are trying to keep sidewalk and wheelchair ramps in perfect shape for your safest accessibility around our greatest city. It’s our mission to help, and we don’t just help the handicapped. We also help Mothers with strollers, the elderly using walkers, and anyone on wheels.
Victoria Transport Policy Institute
An independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems. Provides a variety of resources available free at this website to help improve transportation planning and policy analysis.