Name Quadra Bike School
Type Other
Primary Activity Mountain Bike
Phone 250-285-2447
1024 Heriot Bay Road
Quadra Island, British Columbia
Avg: 4 (4 votes)
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Professional bicycle mechanic training. Five week course includes residence for four students at a time.
Cooking facilities included. Students buy their own food. Four courses per year currently. Two in the spring, two in the fall.

Nearby Trail Networks

Community Centre Trails 9 615 trails
Willow Creek1 trails
Quadra Island North 6 40 1271 trails

4 Reviews for Quadra Bike School

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 The Quadra Bike School is a learning and vacation experience all in one (learncation?). Smokey is a patient and knowledgeable instructor who ensures students have plenty of hands-on experience with a wide range of bikes. Beyond basic instruction I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about bikes, from how they are made to actual trail riding on the island. My time at the Quadra Bike School was a fantastic life experience.
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 The shop is a good place to learn the basics of older bicycle repair, Smokey's training plan covers the whole bike from front to back, including wheel building. An additional benefit of the location is the micro culture of the island, personally I enjoyed the weekly communal soups. While on the island try to travel, as much as possible, to the other islands via the ferry service, you won't regret it. I believe that this course has increased my skills with regard to fixing older bikes. I do feel that more time could be spent on hydraulic brakes though.
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 The Quadra Bike School is a great place to learn all the basics required start work in a bike shop, set up a home shop or just for confidence out on the road or trail. Smokey’s programs are well organized and logical. I never felt I had to move on to something else until I was confident with the current step. With plenty of time to explore Quadra Island, it was both a learning experience and a vacation. I will forever remember my time there.
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 Great school. Great teacher that Mr. Dymny. Quadra island is a great Island to explore by bike. I rode out to the narrows on my cross bike. I rode many of the trails on a loaner MTB from Smokey
I even got the chance to ride some of the trails in the Snowden demonstration forest in Campbell River. The bike program was very informative. I learned a lot. Enough to get me a job a couple days after I finished the program. I've been working in the same shop since April 2017. Smokey even sold me a frame and I purchased some parts and built up a hard-tail trail bike. I'd recommend this course to anyone that wants to get into the biking industry. The only caveat I have is I wish there was some training in suspension. Like, fork overhauls and rear shock servicing. I entered the trade without any knowledge of suspension overhauls.
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