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.

Cycling in a Winter Wonderland is a collection of stories from cyclists who stopped by the City’s 2024 Winter Bike to Work Day hot chocolate stand. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a video!

Bike Edmonton

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.

Please see below for the 2023 Bike Edmonton WinterCity Studded Tire Challenge!

Paths for People

Paths for People is a YEG-based non-profit dedicated to better infrastructure for people on bikes and on foot. Walk. Bike. Live. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 WinterCity Studded Tire Challenge 2023

Update from Bike Edmonton: We are oversubscribed for the challenge! Thank you to everyone who entered!

Bike Edmonton and the City of Edmonton have teamed up to make winter cycling safer and more fun! 

To be eligible to receive free studded winter tires, you must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Be new or relatively new to winter cycling
  • Do three winter cycling challenges by December 31, 2023
  • Have a bike that accepts commonly available studded tires
  • Fill out a questionnaire (available on the Bike Edmonton website) by January 15, 2024 to tell us if this studded tire challenge helped you

Winter Cycling Challenges

You choose three challenges from the ten challenges that are listed on the form below. All challenges help you gain knowledge and confidence for winter cycling! (If you choose to do different challenges than the one you select on this form, that’s ok!)

How to Enter

Fill out the form below and we’ll let you know if you qualify for free studded winter tires.

Please note …

Bike Edmonton can only supply studded tires that:

  1. We have in stock or can quickly order, and
  2. Best suit participants’ winter cycling needs.

Tire installation is not included in this studded tire challenge. We can send you information on how to install the tires, or you can pay to have the tires installed in any bike shop. Bike Edmonton’s bike workshops offer tire installation service. Please find the fees and available appointment times here:

This studded tire challenge is sponsored by the City of Edmonton’s WinterCity Strategy. WinterCity works with community groups and Edmontonians to enable and promote positive winter experiences. Bike Edmonton is honoured to work with the WinterCity Strategy to help Edmontonians embrace the colder season.