Professional Bicycle Mechanic Course

Course Dates: 
October 26 2020 to November 06 2020
November 30 2020 to December 11 2020
January 18 2021 to January 29 2021
February 15 2021 to February 26 2021
March 08 2021 to March 19 2021
May 31 2021 to June 11 2021


Registration Closed Until May


We will be out of the office and not responding to (*most*) e-mails. We will be in and out of the shop however; working on various projects and will return to the electronic world *April 19. * We are closed to the public at this time but we will reopen for in person retail May 7. Please reach out to place an order or to make an appointment for curbside pick-up.

Due to the recent provincial wide stay at home order made by the Premiere of Ontario we are holding off on releasing new course dates until we know when stay at home order will end. We will revisit posting new dates on May 4.

COVID UPDATE:  We have reduced class sizes to 4 and everyone will work at their own bench to insure social distancing guidelines can be met for the foreseeable future. Class sizes will return to normal when distancing measures are relaxed.

All College classes MECH1230 and MECH1400 are on hold until WINTER. HOWEVER, enrollment for private classes is found above. We have added additional classes this winter/spring to hopefully fill the demand. Winter/spring classes normally fill up, with sizes reduced remember to enroll early.

Classes running August to May run 9 to 5:00 daily.

Winterborne Bicycle Institute runs an intensive eleven day training program for career bicycle mechanics, located at our fully-equipped facility in Guelph, Ontario.

More people are taking up cycling in a quest for better health and cycling is also quickly gaining acceptance as a mode of urban transport. The bicycle industry is growing to meet these opportunities. At the same time, bicycle technology is becoming increasingly complex and the diversity of usage-specific components and designs is exploding. The bicycle industry today faces a growing shortage of well-trained, experienced staff with a solid understanding of bicycle mechanics, materials, fit and maintenance.

Our course is an intensive, hands-on, 11 day immersion in bicycle mechanics. Current and aspiring mechanics will gain practical knowledge and experience with all major bicycle components, including: frames, bearings, wheels, drive trains, brakes and shifting systems, on a variety of bicycle styles and vintages. Two days are devoted to the skilled craft of repairing and building wheels, including design and selection of components for specific uses.

Mechanics also gain a solid understanding of bicycle materials, design and trade-offs associated with different intended usages, from weekend cruising in the park to competing in triathlons.

Selecting and using task-specific tools, along with organizing and running the service department, are all part of the learning experience as well. Our students graduate ready to confidently assemble, fit, troubleshoot and repair bicycles of all types.

Enhance your shop's competitive advantage. To register your mechanics, click the enrollment button at the top of the page or see Conestoga College (on hold until Winter).

With the knowledge and experienced gained at WBI, avid home mechanics become pros, and current and aspiring bike shop wrenches take their skills and confidence to a new level.

All shop supplies and use of tools and "bench bikes" are included in the course fee. Use of course texts "Barnett's Manual" and Dr. Arnie Baker's "Bike Fit" are included too.

WBI is an off-campus training partner of Conestoga College. The College provides registration support and oversight on our curriculum, evaluation and delivery.

Students can be assured they're gaining current knowledge and hands-on experience with a diversity of components.

This is an accredited course offered through Conestoga College (currently on hold - private classes available at above link), where you'll find our course listed as MECH1230 in the Continuing Education catalogue. Registration is handled through Conestoga College.

The Course fee is $1899 and includes all materials.

For further information, please contact us.


Sky Maracle,

Winterborne Bicycle Institute