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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. I'm trying to catch up that increase. 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 workbench areas.
The U.S. course which I based the Canadian one on, both in Toronto & on Quadra Island, does NOT include the all-important practical component, which I called Bicycle Repair & Practise. The motel they recommend does NOT ALLOW STUDENTS TO COOK. You have to commute two miles to the classroom. There is no evening and weekend practise time in their shop. I offer full cooking facilities. The Bike School is steps from the student residence. And yet, this course, held on beautiful Quadra Island, with bike trails starting from your front door, still costs less than  two thirds for the same course components offered in Colorado (translated into Canadian dollars).  If you added the costs of eating out at restaurants, the difference would be huge.

                             2020 Course Dates

April 6 - May 8
Apr 13                                                 Easter Monday
April 6 - 15th                                  1. Bicycle Assembly and Tuning
Apr 16                                                 change-over day, part 1 to part 2
Apr 17 - 27th                                  2. Professional Bicycle Repair
Apr 28 - May 8                               3. Bicycle Repair Practice & testing.

Two spots are reserved. There is a discount for late registration in this course ($3000 total price)

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.

Three places are now reserved. There is a discount for late registration in this course ($3000 total price)

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.

Two spots are available. Two are reserved.

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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