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EBC is very excited to announce that we have partnered with Global Visions Film Festival, Western Canada's Premiere Documentary Film Festival, May 7-18, 2015, to bring our members a very special offer. Thanks to Global Visions Film Festival, EBC members are able to purchase an All-Access Festival Pass for just $79 (regular price is $115) or a 4-Pack of tickets valid for admission to any regular film screening for just $29 (regular price $44)! Act fast as there are a limited number of passes available at this amazing price.
Enjoy the show(s)!
The Edmonton Bike Swap, a non-profit annual one day bike buy & sell, is happening Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Kinsmen Sports Centre Fieldhouse, 9100 Walterdale Hill. Information provided on this page is provided for convenience, but not the official event info. The Alberta Bike Swap is a separate organization from EBC, and we do not set the policies or procedures for the event. For full, up-to-date swap details, please visit the official website.
If you're not interested in selling your bike, you can also bring gently-used bicycles to the Edmonton Bike Swap to donate to Edmonton Bicycle Commuters as well as Sport Central. During the intake period (8am-2pm), technicians will perform mechanical checks of donated bikes.
Bring your bike to sell it. Or come buy a bike if you don't have one! Or both.
All bikes in the swap should be able to be safely ridden away, so they will be checked by the swap's volunteer mechanics for safety. If your bike needs repairs before it's safe to ride, there will be some professional mechanics available on the morning of the swap to repairs for a fee. You can also choose to donate your fixer-upper bike.
Bike sales runs from 2:30pm – 4pm. Admission is $2 per person, children 12 and under are free.
You don't need to sell a bike to buy a bike. Sales are by cash or debit (no credit, sorry).
The line-up to buy starts when we’re setting up racks at 7:30 in the morning in Calgary and Edmonton. If you want first dibs on a bike, please consider volunteering, rather than lining up.
Bike intake is from 8am – 2pm.
Sellers pay a $15 racking fee for each bike on-entry, and then an additional 13% if their bike sells. Show your AMA card to save $5.00 per bike off the rack fee.
The racking fee is due at drop-off time. You set the price for your bike. Alberta Bike Swap handles everything else: the mechanical checks, questions from the public, sales transaction, etc., and mails you a cheque after the event. Bikes are sold by consignment: once you have dropped off your bike, you do not have to remain present to sell your bike.
It costs Alberta Bike Swap about $38.00 per bike before it gets on the rack. That's why we have selling fees. Any bike brought to the swap should be ready to ride away when it is bought. Bikes must be worth a minimum of $50 and pass our basic tech check. If your bike doesn't make it into the swap, we'll accept it as a donation to the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society community bike shops, BikeWorks.
90% of bikes sell. In the rare chance yours doesn't, we'll call at 4pm and let you know to pick it up. Please ensure that you are available if you wish to keep your unsold bike, unsold bikes must be picked up by 5pm. Any bikes that aren't picked up will be donated to the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society (EBC). EBC appreciates these donations, and will ensure that your bike finds a new home, so you are welcome to simply leave your bike for EBC.
- You price your bike to sell for $400.00
- You drop off your bike any time between 8-2pm and pay the racking fee of $15
- You leave and go enjoy the rest of your day (if you want)
- We sell your bike for $400
- We mail you a cheque for $350.00. Sweet.
About the swap
The Edmonton Bike Swap is presented by the non-profit Alberta Bike Swap Ltd., where 50% of the proceeds go to support cycling-based initiatives in transportation, health, and recreation, including significant support for EBC. (The rest is used to fund the event.)
The Alberta Bike Swap needs volunteers for this event. You don’t need any bike knowledge to help out (we have positions for everyone). If you're able to volunteer, please sign up. You'll also get first pick & purchase privileges.
Alberta Bike Swap is a registered non-profit. Its goals are to:
- Give used bike sellers a safe and convenient venue for access to thousands of buyers
- Give used bike buyers access to hundreds of safe bikes in one visit
- Bikes purchased can be safely ridden away from the swap
- Generate some funds to support local safe cycling initiatives
To volunteer, please sign-up here.
Bike Index offers an easy and efficient way to store and update important identifying information about your bike. The process is simple, secure, and free. In the unfortunate event that your bike is stolen, you can harness the power of our network to help get it back. Registering with Bike Index ensures that law enforcement, bike shops, individuals, and everyone in between has the information they need to help reunite you with your bike.
Bike Index is the most widely used open bicycle registration site in the world. We strive to be the best resource in the fight against bicycle theft.
The Bike Index makes stolen bikes harder to sell and easier to recover by making sure important information about your bike is there when you need it the most.
So far we've registered 39,071 bikes and have recovered over 2,240 stolen bikes.
This is a public site where Edmontonians can post photos and information about their stolen bicycles, in hopes of recovering them, as well as find more information about preventing, reporting, and recovering stolen bikes.
Blush Lane has generously donated to EBC to support our volunteers and has provided coupons for our members.
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.
Evalyn Parry's SPIN is coming to Horizon Stage on March 9, 2014. EBC members receive a special discounted ticket price of $25, including all fees & taxes (reg. price is $35). To purchase tickets, use the promo code found by checking your membership status to buy tickets online or call the box office at 780-962-8995.
Our popular course, Hands-on Intro to Bike Maintenance, returns this year 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.
The Bridge City Bicycle Co-op’s mission is to share bicycle repair facilities, mechanical knowledge and a love of cycling. Our mission extends not only to those individuals who access the Bridge City Bicycle Co-op, our hope is that the skills and passion about cycling of our members will be passed on to family and friends and contribute to creating a community of cyclists. In achieving our mission we are aware of a need to encourage youth, women, older adults and other underserved groups to learn bicycle repair.
DDB Canada has provided their pro bono services to develop a new visual identity for The Spoke, our earn-a-bike program for youth. The value of their services is tremendous, and we love the work they've done for us. Thank you to DDB Canada. We'll be creating custom headbadges with the new logo for the youth to attach to their bikes.
The Alberta Association of Insurance Adjusters (Northern Chapter) held its annual charity ball in November 2013. The event raised over $25,000 for You Can Bike Too. You Can Bike Too is a program of EBC dedicated to helping children with special needs learn to ride bikes. EBC has been teaching special needs children to ride two-wheel bikes for nearly a decade, and this year we launched a program to loan adapted bikes to children who cannot ride a conventional bike. The loan program is free to families; we fund the program through volunteers, grants, donations, and our own budget.
The charity ball was well attended and had all the who’s who of the insurance claims industry in Edmonton. Thank you to the AAIA and the generous members of the insurance industry who supported us through this event!
Rayacom sponsors some of our printing. Thanks, Rayacom!
Live music and theatre, shopping, festivals, restaurants and services, Old Strathcona has it all. With over 600 of Edmonton's coolest businesses, Old Strathcona has everything you need for a modern lifestyle in a historical district. The area offers a variety of choices including fashion, music shops, lodging, food, salons & spas, gifts, books, decor, health, sporting goods, professional services and even vehicles. At the Old Strathcona Business Association, we strive to enhance, to promote and to protect the businesses of the Old Strathcona community. We achieve this by supporting projects and campaigns that maximize Old Strathcona’s aesthetic appeal and by working with everyone concerned to ensure the well-being of our members, their staff, their customers and their clients.
Strathcona Centre is one of the oldest community leagues in the city of Edmonton. If you live between Whyte Avenue and the North Saskatchewan River, Mill Creek and 107 Street, you're a Strathcona Centre community member.
Join the league to meet your neighbours and continue making Strathcona Centre one of Edmonton's best communities.
The Students’ Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) is a student-centered organization governed by the students, for the students! In short, that means every MacEwan student is considered part of the Students’ Association. The Association is its own organization; acting within MacEwan, while maintaining independence from the University. It is an organization serving students, inspired by students.
The Downtown Business Association of Edmonton was formed through the establishment of a Business Revitalization Zone for Downtown Edmonton in 1985. This zone includes the area from 111 Street to 95 Street and from 105 Avenue to 97 Avenue. Businesses within this Revitalization Zone are members of the Association through an annual business tax levy, as provided for by the Alberta Municipal Act. The Downtown Business Association’s primary role is to maintain and increase the vitality – both real and perceived – of the downtown core of Edmonton.