Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society
|Mission Statement||We work with children, youth and adults to make cycling accessible for everyone, because we believe that making Edmonton better for bicycling improves our city’s quality of life.|
Learn how to fix your bike and ride in traffic. Buy a refurbished bike, or donate a disused one. Meet other cyclists, and help us advocate for a bike-friendly city.
Whether you ride a few times a week, 265 bike-friendly days a year, or year-round, the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society (EBC) gives you the tools you need to enjoy cycling. Established as a non-profit society in 1980, EBC operates two volunteer-run community bike workshops, provides training for children, youth and adults, hosts events during Bike Month and all year-round, and represents Edmonton cyclists at City Hall.
Edmonton Bicycle Commuters' Society
Box 1819 Station Main
Edmonton AB T5J 2P2
10047 80 Ave NW (rear lane entrance)
Edmonton AB T6E 1T4
9305 111 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5G 0A2
BikeWorks Community Repair Shop
BikeWorks North and BikeWorks South are fully-equipped, volunteer-run community bike workshops. We have all the tools (including specialty bicycle tools) needed to repair and maintain your bicycle, and mechanics to teach you how to do it. We also have a vast selection of used and new parts and bicycles available for purchase.
EBC's mandate includes recycling. We accept donations of bicycles and parts, and will refurbish, reuse, and recycle them. We recycle metal as well as rubber (tubes and tires).
We offer courses for adults to learn to ride, children with special needs to learn to ride, as well courses on on-road cycling for cyclists of all ages and skill levels (emphasizing riding safely and effectively). We also offer basic mechanic courses, specialized courses (e.g. wheel building), mechanic training courses (to become a mechanic), and topical courses (e.g. introduction to winter riding).
CAN-BIKE courses are offered through EBC. The Canadian Cycling Association's CAN-BIKE program are courses oriented toward recreational and utilitarian cycling, focused on cycling safely and enjoyably on the road. 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.
CAN-BIKE Instructors are nationally certified highly skilled cyclists and instructors.
Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner, and as quiet statements in support of cyclists' right to safe travel.
EBC sets up ghost bike memorials around the city as tributes to individuals, and reminders to all cyclists and drivers.
Women and Transgendered
We have regular days where the shop is only open to women and transgendered persons.
For a full list of services, please visit http://edmontonbikes.ca/services/
Some examples include:
- Low-cost bicycles (typically between $40-120)
- Bike cargo trailer rental
- Bicycle rental
- Secure bicycle parking at events around the city
- Advocacy for cyclists
- Bicycle events (June is Bike Month, commuter race, bike-to-work breakfasts)