Recyclistas Community Bike Shop is the hub of Greater Victoria’s grassroots cycling community.
Our mission is to:
Encourage more people to ride bicycles by building and selling affordable, high quality bikes;
Teach people how to fix their own bikes by holding regular bike repair classes and providing space, materials and tools for education;
Divert waste from the landfill by accepting used bicycles and parts as donations and re-building and selling reconditioned bikes; and,
Create community for cycling enthusiasts by planning and hosting workshops, special events and community celebrations and by maintaining a location where people can come together to share ideas, inspiration and learn from one another.
25 Crease Ave. Victoria, BC
Recyclistas beginnings coincided with a growing community bicycle movement in North America that drew inspiration from the international Bikes Not Bombs organization. Bikes Not Bombs was originally dedicated to providing sustainable, human-powered transportation to communities in developing countries by setting up in those countries local community bicycle maintenance spaces and training local bike mechanics. Similar needs were identified within the US & Canada and community bicycle education organizations emerged in larger inner cities.