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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 $1000 deposit that will secure your spot in the sections of the  course by cheque. 
  • Interac and all other on-line capabilities are currently frozen. The Royal bank has instituted new draconian on-line rules which I will not sign as published. They have locked me out. 
  • More developments may follow. 
  • Get your old-fashioned cheques and postage stamps ready, folk!
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 get first 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 the $1000 deposit is received. Your deposit is non-refundable unless you withdraw in enough time to allow another person to register in that  course.  If the place is filled by someone new, I will transfer your deposit to a later course or issue your refund. The balance of the course fees & GST & the $250 for the Barnett Manual need to be paid at least ONE MONTH before the course begins. 

My price changes this year reflect escalating costs which include a 65% increase in Insurance which started last October 2019.
The U.S. courses do not include my all-important practical component, which is called Bicycle Repair & Practise. This is where students repair customers' bicycles and integrate all the skills they have learned in a very practical way. 
This worked very well in Toronto and continues to do so here on Quadra Island.

The new addition in the Quadra course was 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 class. There is no evening and weekend practise time offered. The Quadra Bike School is just a few 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 much greater.

                             2020 Course Dates

Sept 8 - Oct 9
Sept 7                                               Labour Day 
Sept 8 -16th                                     1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
Sept 18 - 28                                     2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Sep 29 - Oct 9                                 3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.
Four seats are filled

Oct 26 - Nov 27
Oct 26 - Nov 3                                 1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
Nov 5 - Nov 13                                2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Nov 14 - 27th                                   3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.

Four seats are filled. One person is also on the waiting list

                                  2021 Course Dates:

March 29- April 30                       
Mar 29 - Apr 6                                1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
Apr 7 - Apr 15                                2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Apr 16 - Apr 26                              3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.
Apr 27 - 30                                         Free practise days & testing.     

Three week's break for planting my gardens.

May 24 - June 25
May 24 - Jun1                                1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
Jun 2 - Jun 10                                2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Jun 11 - Jun 21                              3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.
Jun 22 - 25                                        Free practise days & testing.    

Fall course dates to come.

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

Regular mail: Quadra Bike School, P.O. Box 286, Heriot Bay, B.C. V0P 1H0

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