Bike Edmonton Launch Party and Fundraiser


On Saturday, we will be changing our name, and we want to thank you for supporting us as we continue our work. Join us to celebrate nearly 40 years of our work promoting cycling & supporting all the people who want to be able to bike safely and comfortably in Edmonton. Our name is changing to reflect the broader mandate that we've been pursuing for many years already, but our programs, services, and focus remain the same: removing barriers to cycling and pushing for a better, healthier, safer, happier city for everyone.

We'll also be raising funds to pay for some important upgrades to BikeWorks North, which has been operating for nearly 8 years now. We've identified some major improvements to better the experience for patrons and help us get more people riding.

The party begins with a leisurely group ride, departing from BikeWorks South (8001 102 St) at 5pm. You can also just meet us at Dirtbag Cafe (10505 107 St) downtown from 6-11pm, directly on the 105 Ave bike lane.

Rock Jungle Boulders is generously donating the space, as well as providing discounted $7 bouldering (includes shoe rental, if needed) until 8pm.

We have two casks coming in from Town Square and Situation Brewing, representing the best bike-able brewery locations YEG has to offer!

• DIY screen printing: we're not selling shirts, but bring your own fabric and we'll help you screen print our new logo on it! • DIY button making • Bike-part jewelry making • Silly games on bicycles • Live music by Robert Clinton and Paul Bellows • Yoga stretches for cyclists led by Peter Macfarlane of The SATTVA School of Yoga

This event isn't ticketed, but donations to fund important upgrades and improvements to BikeWorks North are encouraged. We'll be changing the layout to be friendlier and easier to navigate, as well as addressing some safety, comfort, and security concerns. We'll also be constructing a bike hanger, similar to one which already exists at BikeWorks South, which will quadruple the storage space we have for bicycles. This is critical to improving revenues at the shop, and will help us better serve people who are looking for bikes to start riding.