Established in 2009, Bicycles for Humanity (B4H) has to date, shipped seven containers filled with bicycles,over 3,000,overseas. Proceeds from Tweed Ride Victoria, 2014 was instrumental in shipping 450 bicycles to Malawi, Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world. A gift of a bicycle in Africa can enable a mother to collect water, a nurse to assist patients more readily or a child to attend school. b4hvictoria.blogspot.ca
Once more Vintage Fair is a sponsor for the Tweed Ride offering tickets for the most vintage clothing.
Win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to the Victoria Vintage Expo!
Vancouver Island’s hottest vintage event is taking place Sept 25th & 26th at Crystal Garden. Featuring over 75 vintage dealers with the best selection of vintage & retro clothing, jewelry, decor, accessories & much more
Le Vélo Victoria
Few things inspire as much as being witness to the excitement of others – the genuine smile-on-the-face excitement – that is what radiates from Susan of Le Vélo Victoria about stylish bicycle culture. With an on-line boutique and traveling pop-up experience, Le Vélo specializes in stylish bicycle accessories for any smart and sassy rider. So we are delighted that Le Vélo will be offering a prize at this year’s Ride.
The “Most stylish bicycle accessory” is a curious contest, for it relies on not only a knowledge of your particular bicycle, but also a thorough grasp of what it means to be a Tweed Rider. Spoke cards? Beautiful basket? A garland of fall foliage? A Pannier made of tweed? Any or all of these fit the bill. But it is up to the individual taste of the tweed rider for it all to come together for their bicycle.
Le Vélo Victoria is handsomely donating a prize to the Tweed Ride. You can read more about it on their blog post.”
David’s Tea, Uptown, returns for the second year as the sponsor of our signature tea. In addition to serving tea, they will be awarding a prize for the top notch tea cup. The Tweed Ride will kick of Arts and Culture Week in Oak Bay and the community will join our signature tea. Riders are encouraged to invite non cycling friends to come for tea.
For the fifth year, The Pedaler has rolled forward as a sponsor for the Tweed Ride. The Pedaler offers eco-friendly guided bicycle tours showcasing local food and beverage culture, Victoria’s bike trails, scenic vistas and distinctive neighbourhoods. The Pedaler also rents stylish comfortable bikes. www.thepedaler.ca
Please show your appreciation to another steadfast Tweed Ride sponsor, Red Fish Blue Fish. Once again this web site is brought to you thanks to their sponsorship. If you have not tried their fish and chips, go and enjoy now.
Do show your support for Tweed Ride sponsors. North Park Bicycle Shop has been a sponsor since the first annual and they will once again be awarding a generous prize for most magnificent bike.
Register now for the ride and take advantage of the 15% discount on merchandise Roberta’s Hats is offering to registered Tweed Riders. At our signature tea, Roberta’s Hats will also award $25 gift certificates for the best hat worn by a male and a female rider.