Bike Repair Manuals and Curricula

The Bikes Not Bombs Earn-a-Bike Manual – One of our favorites!  In fact our own Earn-a-Bike program is modeled after this format.

Frame Works – This is Seattle’s Bike Works very own youth educational guidebook. Very full featured.

Winnipeg’s own The Bike Dump has published it’s workshop handouts for anyone to use.

Other Useful Teaching Resources

NY Recycle a Bike’s Tools for Life (CBS Guide) & One Revolution at a Time Youth Riding Manual

A Great “How To Start a Community Bike Project” blog post

Philly Neighborhood Bike Works Teacher Training

Bike Rodeo Signage PDF

Local Motion’s video on Teaching a Child to Ride

American Highway Traffic Safety Dept’s “Bikeology” manual

Bike Collective – Has a really great Wiki for all community bike oriented things. To discuss school and other bike project things with people all throughout North America be sure to join their “Thinktank” email list.

Local Road Safety Cycling Resources

Manitoba Public Insurance offers a variety of online cycling resources.

This includes their full day “Cycling Champions” course offered for free to anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of and skills in riding a bike in traffic.  It’s essentially a shortened CANBike course and includes 4 hours of practice riding on the road. Highly recommended.

Additionally, MPI has an employee specializing in “Vulnerable Road Users” (i.e. cyclists and pedestrians.)  Contact him for help with resources MPI has to offer: Pat Krawec, 204-985-8770, ext 6964

The Green Action Center has an active & safe routes to school program.  

Check out their Resource Guide and Tool Kit.

GAC also offers a School Travel Planning Facilitator Training Program and organizes the annual Bike to School Month, usually in May.  This event includes free bike repair workshops for schools through The WRENCH.  Call GAC at 204-925-3773 or email for more info.

The Winnipeg Leisure Guide offers several Bike Commuter Skills Courses.

The Province of Manitoba has a low cost youth bike helmet initiative.

The Manitoba Cycling Association recently created a series of 3 videos in English and French.  They serve as excellent introductory teaching tools on bicycle safety, bike handling skills, and proper helmet fitting and use.

How to Start a Community Bike Shop

Our Mechanical Director Geoff Heath has prepared a wonderful pairing of documents for those interested in starting a Community Bike Shop (or similar shop)

A special thank you goes out to Heidi Makein for doing the graphic design portion of this booklet.

How to Start a CBS (PDF)

Basic Shop Supplies (XLS)