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To apply to the Quadra Bike School

Submit by e-mail or by snail-mail:
  • A resumé describing your mechanical experience with bicycles
  • Reasons for wanting to take advanced mechanic's training
  • Contact information and your place of residence.
  • A $600 deposit that will secure your spot in the 3 courses by cheque or an Interac® e-mail money transfer to jsmokeydymny(at)
Students not wanting to register in three courses to obtain full mechanic's certification will be held on a waiting list. Those who register for all three components will be given priority.


Tuition for Part 1.  Bicycle Assembly and Tuning is $1660 plus Goods & Services Tax of 5%
Tuition for Part 2.  Professional Bicycle Repair is $1660 plus GST of 5%
Tuition for the Bicycle Repair Practicum is $1660 plus GST of 5%
Taking all three courses costs $4980 plus GST of 5% ($249)

There are FOUR spots available in each course.  Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and does not become complete until a $600 deposit has been received. Your deposit is non-refundable unless you withdraw in enough time to allow another person to register in the same courses.  If that happens I will transfer your deposit if you register in a later course.
The balance of the course fees & GST need to be paid ONE MONTH before the course begins.

My price changes this year reflect increased costs which include a 65% increase in Insurance which started last October 2019.  The bike shop has also had an electrical upgrade to far infra-red heating and a complete re-design of the shop layout, and more uniform work bench areas.

The U.S. course does NOT include the all-important practical component, which I called Bicycle Repair & Practise. That's where students repair customer's bikes and integrate all the skills they have learned in a very practical way. 

This worked very well in Toronto and continues to do so on Quadra Island.

The new addition in the Quadra course is that students can cook for themselves.  The recommended motel near the Barnett School in Colorado does not allow students to cook. Additionally they must commute two miles to the classroom. There is no evening and weekend practise time offered. The Quadra Bike School is just steps from the student residence. 

In summary, this course, held on beautiful Quadra Island, with bike trails starting from your front door, still costs just two thirds for the same course components offered in Colorado (translated into Canadian dollars). Once the costs of eating at restaurants is factored in, the difference is huge.

                             2020 Course Dates

May 25 -June 26
May 25 - Jun 2                                1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
June 3                                                 change-over day, part 1 to part 2
Jun 4 - 12th                                     2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Jun 15 - 26th                                   3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.

Four spots are filled (as of May 2)
Sept 8 - Oct 9
Sept 7                                                   Labour Day 
Sept 8 -16th                                     1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
Sept 17                                                change-over day, part 1 to part 2
Sept 18 - 28                                     2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Sep 29 - Oct 9                                 3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.

Three spots are reserved. One is pending a decision.

Oct 26 - Nov 27
Oct 26 - Nov 3                                 1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
Nov 4th                                                change-over day, part 1 to part 2
Nov 5 - Nov 13                               2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Remembrance Day Holiday
Nov 14 - 27th                                  3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.

Four spots are available

Email:  jsmokeydymny(at)    Phone: 250-285-2447

Regular mail: 

Quadra Bike School, P.O. Box 286, Heriot Bay, BC, V0P 1H0

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