Check out our list of bike-related events across the city, including rides, courses, films, sales, and other events on our calendar. Get involved in your local bike community—there are events going all year round. If you are an organizer of an event, please contact us with your event details to have it added to our calendar. Bike Edmonton does not necessarily endorse any of the events posted on our calendar. This listing is for informational purposes only.

Classes and Volunteer Orientations

Visit our registration page for a list of upcoming classes and volunteer orientations.

If you do not see any courses listed then we do not have any currently scheduled. Fear not! You can visit our workshops during regular shop hours to learn from our volunteer mechanics, year-round.

Mountain Equipment Co-op also offers a number of regular courses.

Bike Repair 101: Hands-on Intro to Bike Maintenance

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Our popular course, Hands-on Intro to Bike Maintenance, is mostly offered in the spring and summer with multiple dates and locations to choose from. This 3-hour class is a great place to start if you have little or no experience working on bikes and includes:

  • cleaning and lubrication,

  • how to fix a flat tire,

  • basic brake and gearing adjustments, and

  • how to spot small problems before they become big problems.

Bring your bike so you can learn about your specific components, or you can work on one of EBC’s bikes. A review booklet is also included in case you need a refresher down the road.

Already know some bike repair basics and want to take your skills to the next level? Check out our Advanced Bike Mechanics classes. Each class offers detailed insight into the workings of one part of the bicycle, which you’ll learn to fix and maintain like a pro. Topics include (but certainly aren’t limited to):

  • Wheels (bearings and truing),

  • Gearing & Derailleurs,

  • Brakes, Headsets & Bottom Brackets, and

  • Wheel Building.

Click here for class times and to register.

Volunteer Orientations

We are always looking for people to help out at our community bike shop. No mechanical skills are needed: volunteers can take on duties as a shop host or mechanic, or both, and there are many opportunities for volunteers to develop mechanical skills (through private volunteer-only classes as well as during regular shifts).

Register for one of our upcoming volunteer orientations.