Apply to QBS


Read below for upcoming courses and fees. 
For course details please read The Course page.

To apply to the Quadra Bike School

Submit:
        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 save your spot in the course by by Interac deposit or
        cheque. Students NOT wanting to register in all three components to obtain full
        mechanic's training will be held on a waiting list
        Those who want full mechanic's certification get first priority

Fees for 2023
Tuition for Part 1 Bicycle assembly & tuning is $2000 + Goods & Services Tax of 5%
Tuition for Part 2. Professional Bicycle Repair is $2000 + GST of 5%
Tuition for the Bicycle Repair practicum is $2000 + GST of 5%
Tuition for the whole course costs $6000 + GST of 5% ($300)

Once you have paid your deposit, a place in the residence is reserved. 
The residence cost is included in your full payment for the course.

There are only FOUR spots available in each course because the student residence has four bedrooms. Do not ask to be added as a fifth student because you want to live your own camper, etc. The bicycle shop has FOUR fully equipped work stations for students plus many specialized tools which we all share. I tried fitting a fifth student in and that did not work. 
Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and does not become complete until your $1000 deposit is paid. This deposit is non-refundable unless you withdraw in enough time to allow another person to register for the course you reserved.  If your place is filled by someone new, I will transfer your deposit to a later course or issue you a refund. 
The balance of the course fees plus GST must be paid 1 MONTH before the course starts. 

Other bicycle repair courses do not include the Quadra Bike School's all-important practical component, which I
 called Bicycle Repair Practicum. It's the whole second half of this course. You will repair many types of customers' bicycles and integrate the skills you have learned in a very practical way.  This is not done in any of the other courses. In Toronto, this allowed my grads to move right into bicycle repair at shops instead of being relegated to assembling new bicycles out of the box. Not that I understand why new bicycles are assembled by the least experienced mechanics in a bicycle shop. Bicycle Repair Practicum worked very well in the course in Toronto and continues here on Quadra Island. 
Another added benefit in this course is that students cook for themselves in the the residence which includes all the necessary kitchen gear. Cooking in your residence is a big cost saving.
The Quadra Bike School is just a few steps from your student residence. This allows you to practise your skills every evening and weekend or rebuild you own bicycles. But when the weather is good you may be tempted by Quadra Island's excellent road and trail rides. 

2023 Course Dates:

April 11 - May 12                                Course 46 
                                                            April 10 is a stat holiday for Easter
                                                        1. Bicycle Assembly & Tuning
                                                        2. Professional Bicycle Repair
                                                        3. Bicycle Repair Practice
                                                            Free Practice days and testing.
Two spots reserved, two openings remain.

May 29 - June 30                                 Course 47
                                                        1. Bicycle Assembly & Tuning
                                                        2. Professional Bicycle Repair
                                                        3. Bicycle Repair Practice
                                                           Free Practice days and testing. 
Two places are reserved, two are available.

Sept 5 - Oct 6                                 Course 48
 Sept 4                                           Canadian Labour Day Holiday                          
                                                      1. Bicycle Assembly & Tuning
                                                      2. Professional Bicycle Repair
                                                      3. Bicycle Repair Practice
                                                          Free Practice days and testing. 

Four places are open.

Oct 23 - Nov 24                             Course 49
I have not decided whether this course is taking place.

Email:  jsmokeydymny(at)protonmail.com    Phone: 1-250-285-2447 land line. 
Post box: Quadra Bike School, P.O. Box 791, Quathiaski Cove, B.C. V0P 1N0

Contact Quadra Bike School

For more information email jsmokeydymny@protonmail.com.
To apply to Quadra Bike School, click here