North Park Bicycle Shop continues to be a steadfast supporter of the Tweed Ride. Established since 2002, they take pride in honest and fair service and bike repair. They will help you get the right bike whether new or used. They are offering a generous prize for the Most Magnificent Bicycle.
The Nest Cafe has rolled in as a new sponsor of the Tweed Ride this year. This bike friendly cafe is along the Goose, just past the intersection of Watkiss Way and Burnside Rd. The Nest Cafe has ample locations to park a bike as well as a bike maintenance station with tools and air pumps. In addition The Nest Cafe offers high quality food, snacks, coffee, drinks and more.
This year the Tweed Ride kicks off Arts and Culture Week in Oak Bay. Do, pass on to non cyclists that the community is invited to join us for tea at Willows Beach. Lunch may also be ordered from Kiwannis Tea Room through Oak Bay Tourism wwwoakbaytourism.com
Geoff Robson, photographer extraordinaire is our official Tweed Ride photographer this year. His exquisite work can be viewed in our photos from 2013. Or check out his website. lensflarephotography.ca
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