ABOUT THE CLUB

The Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club (EBTC) is a volunteer run non-profit club with a mission to provide safe and fun recreational cycling and related social activities for adults in the Edmonton area. Our club, one of the oldest in Canada, was incorporated in 1978.  More than 40 years later, we are still focused on four informal principles of: Food, Friendship, Fitness and Fun!

We offer 200+ rides annually, mainly in the Edmonton region. From spring to fall, we have Road Rides on every day of the week and plan some overnight trips. Our program also has warm season Trail Rides and non-technical Winter Trail Rides.

We have rides for cyclists of every skill and experience level, and welcome different types of bicycles, including ‘pedal-assist’ e-bikes. To help EBTC members select their rides, we designate each ride as Social or Fitness in focus, and Easier, Intermediate or Challenging in difficulty.

To find out more about EBTC’s rides, you can peruse our lists of Unique Rides (once-a-season) and Series Rides (weekly, held on the same day). You’ll see fun rides from different locations around Edmonton (east, west, north, south), great destination rides such as Elk Island Park and the C&E Trail out of Lacombe, and fitness rides to build stamina for longer distances and tougher terrain.

The EBTC Rides & Events Calendar also shows the club’s planned social events, workshops, etc.

Our Newsletters and Facebook page are also great resources to see what is currently happening at EBTC.

MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The EBTC executive consists of member volunteers with varying responsibilities. The executive meets once a month to deal with club business. If you have a concern that you feel the executive should look into, please contact us.

JUNE MACGREGOR

JUNE MACGREGOR

President

After joining EBTC in the early 1980’s, I was an active member for many years, participating in and organizing weekend and day tours. It was the Club’s friendliness, including members who stuck with me as a struggling new rider, that kept me coming back.

BETTY LAFAVE

BETTY LAFAVE

Secretary

Although I have cycled all my life, I never really got hooked on road biking until 5 years ago when I did a cycling trip from Prague to Budapest with a group of friends. Wow! Who knew cycling could be such a great way to explore the world? Since then cycling has become my favorite warm weather activity.

SANDY MCDONALD

SANDY MCDONALD

Treasurer

I have been an EBTC member since 2015. I started after my husband joined. He started doing the Wednesday Show n’ Go rides. I then joined him on those rides. At first, I rode a heavy hybrid bike; it was at the start of my second year that I bought a road bike. Since then, I have not stopped cycling (road, mountain, winter fat bike) or buying bikes (I am a proponent of N+1).

AUDREY SONNENBERG

AUDREY SONNENBERG

Ride Coordinator

Although a 10-speed was my primary mode of transportation around Edmonton from age 16, it wasn’t until I joined EBTC 6 years ago that I discovered the river valley and surrounding countryside with the help of the Club’s tireless volunteers. I look forward to supporting ride leaders who share their passion for riding, socializing, and training with new and returning members.

SONJA TAYLOR

SONJA TAYLOR

Social Media

Joining EBTC in 2009 to learn how to cycle longer distances for an upcoming charity ride, little did I know where it would lead! I have thoroughly enjoyed many club rides and social events, making new friends. I have participated in multiple charity cycling events and explored over 20 countries by bike.

LARRY ZELAZO

LARRY ZELAZO

Membership Coordinator

I joined EBTC in 1982 to participate in day and weekend touring bike trips organized by the club.  I stayed with the club to enjoy the friendships I made through the club.  My favorite experiences with the club has been the longer trips in such destinations such as the Gulf Islands, Silver Triangle and Jasper – Banff.  

ANN SUTHERLAND

ANN SUTHERLAND

Communications

I taught myself to ride a bike at age six by riding down a grassy knoll and crashing into a shrub because I didn’t know how to brake. That little mishap didn’t stop me. I was hooked! I first joined EBTC in 1986 and loved the club from day one. After a two-decade hiatus, I rejoined a few years ago to find that the enthusiasm, fun and friendliness that I first fell in love with was strong as ever.

PHIL DAVIDSON

PHIL DAVIDSON

Webmaster

For years I commuted on my cheapo bike with nary a hint of trouble. Then around 2010, I started dropping in on Al Carlson’s Show-and-Go. Probably like many of you, I was in denial; I told myself I could quit any time. By the time I admitted I was hooked, I’d dragged a bike bag through an airport or three.

TBA

TBA

Social Coordinator

Vacant

Vacant

Vacant

Safety & Education

MICHEL LAMONTAGNE

MICHEL LAMONTAGNE

Special Volunteer, Equipment

I’ve been bicycling on & off my whole life. Commuting, touring, mountain bike, fat biking. I started winter/snow riding in 1973, the only winter rider in my town.  I’m not a fast or a technical rider by any means but I sure like riding.

JOHN SHAW

JOHN SHAW

Special Volunteer, Newsletter

I saved up birthday and holiday money for my first 10 speed and bought it the summer of 1971. I got a staff discount at Handy Andy in Montreal through my friend Nicolas’ dad. That summer we rode out to St. Anne de Bellevue, and Ile Perrot and beyond from Pointe Claire – a pair of 12 year olds, no maps and no cell phones. Freedom. Independence, seeing the world – I was hooked!

The Mission of the EBTC is to provide safe and fun recreational cycling and social activities for adult members in the Edmonton area.

Last Updated on May 15, 2024