Maybe you’ve thought about riding a bike in winter? Go for it this year! There are lots of winter cycling enthusiasts near and far to help you with tips. Be part of the culture shift and extend your cycling habits. And the forecast says: Cleared conditions for riding your bike on the new bike grids this winter!
Let us know how you’re pedalling in the snow. @wintercityyeg #yegbike
City of Edmonton’s Winter Cycling Resources
Visit the City’s Winter Cycling website to find practical tips on gear, routes and clothing for winter cycling.
Winter Cycling Inspiration
Read our blog, Advice on Winter Biking: Just Do It!, about local winter cyclists Molly, Karen, and Glenn.
Watch this City of Edmonton Winter Cycling Video showcasing Edmontonians Pete, Nicole, Jane, and Thom, and their winter cycling journeys.
Daryl Ostopowich also shares his reasons for switching his commute to by bike in this City of Edmonton video, Sustainable Transportation Winter Cycling.
Bike Edmonton (Formerly Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society) runs BikeWorks North and South, where you can learn how to repair your own bike and use their workshop and tools. They also offer lots of bike-related events across the city, including rides, courses, films, sales, and other events on our calendar. Watch the website for winter cycling courses! You can follow them on Facebook and Twitter, too.
Scroll to the bottom for more information on the Bike Edmonton and WinterCity Studded Tire Challenge 2022!
Paths for People
YEG Coffee Outside
Ride your bike in the morning? Be part of the coolest coffee club and connect with others over lively conversation. This group meets Friday mornings, usually at Ezio Faraone Park on the north side of the High Level Bridge. Check the Twitter account @coffee_outside for details. And BYO coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
Winter Cycling Federation
The Winter Cycling Federation’s vision is ‘winter cycling for everyone’, and their mission is to create opportunities for inspiration, research and collaboration. They help cities and countries around the world learn what it takes to develop, implement and maintain bicycle-focused transportation systems year-round.
Bike Edmonton and WinterCity Studded Tire Challenge 2022
The City of Edmonton WinterCity Strategy and Bike Edmonton have teamed up again to offer studded tires and fun educational challenges to people starting to winter bike ride! We’ll be giving away a limited number of studded winter tires to help people start to enjoy our winter city by bike!
To be eligible to receive free studded winter tires, you must:
1. Be 16 years of age or older,
2. Be new or relatively new to winter cycling,
3. Do three winter cycling challenges by December 31, 2022. You choose three challenges from the ten challenges that are listed on the application form. All challenges help you gain knowledge and confidence for winter cycling! Along the way, if you choose to do different challenges than the one you select on this form, that’s ok!
4. Fill out a questionnaire by January 15, 2023 to tell us if the program helped you.
Pretty easy, right? After you fill out the application form, Bike Edmonton will let you know if you’ll receive free studded winter tires.
Please note that Bike Edmonton reserves the right to choose tires from their inventory that best suit participants’ needs. They’ll try to set you up right, but there are a few tire sizes that they might not be able to accommodate.
Tire installation is not included in the Bike Edmonton and WinterCity Studded Tire Challenge. Bike Edmonton can send you information on how to install the tires if you like. Or you can pay to have the tires installed in any bike shop. Bike Edmonton’s community workshops also offer this service; fees and available appointment times are listed on their website.
This studded tire challenge is generously sponsored by the City of Edmonton WinterCity Strategy. WinterCity works with community groups and Edmontonians to enable and promote positive winter experiences. Bike Edmonton is thrilled to work with the WinterCity Office to help Edmontonians embrace the colder season!
For the “Complete Official Rules & Regulations – Bike Edmonton and WinterCity Studded Tire Challenge” please visit this link.