We are proud to encourage and support cycling through a number of organizations: Cycling Without Age, Spokes at UVic, Bicycles For Humanity’s Tweed Ride, Bike Freedom 50+, Joyriding, the Topaz Park Bike Club for kids, our local elementary schools: Sir James Douglas and Margaret Jenkins and Re-Buy-Cycle’s Kid’s Bike Exchange Program. Read on to find out how…
Cycling Without Age
Cycling Without Age works to improve the lives of the elderly in Victoria by promoting intergenerational relationships and providing seniors with an opportunity to connect with neighbours, nature and fresh air.
Cycling Without Age Victoria launched during Bike to Work Week 2017. Victoria’s is the sixth chapter in Canada, and the first in British Columbia!
The Fairfield Bicycle Shop maintains the trishaw at the nearby Cook Street Village Activity Centre.
Spokes Program at UVic
SPOKES is a unique bicycle upcycling and loan program where volunteers give new life and use to old bikes. Since 2003, they have been diverting waste from the landfill, improving community health and taking action on climate change. Over the past decade it has evolved to an award winning program, and loaned out over 650 bikes.
The Fairfield Bike Shop supports this program with parts & supplies.
Victoria Tweed Ride: Bicycles for Humanity
The Fairfield Bicycle Shop has been a sponsor of this whimsical ride since its inception in 2010. Dozens of riders dressed in period clothing and riding classic bikes, pedal a scenic route through town. The ride ends at a park with an English-style picnic and music playing from a Victrola.
Seriously, this worldwide event raises money for Bicycles For Humanity, providing the gift of mobility to many people in developing countries.
Visit their website to find out more – and see more photos & videos!
Bike Freedom 50+
The Fairfield Bicycle Shop is the proud sponsor of Bike Freedom 50+ – a new program aimed at encouraging those 50+ years young to take up cycling – even for the first time! A variety of informative workshops, bike skills development classes and recreational rides along with the advice and assistance of friendly and knowledgeable staff, provides everything a new older rider needs to get riding!
The shop also partners with Joyriding, a local small business that teaches new and beginner cyclists of any age how to ride a bike. One-on-one lessons are customized to suit an individual’s skill level. A bike and helmet are provided if needed.
Topaz Park Bike Skills Club for Kids
Kids need more safe places to have fun on their bikes! Thanks to the tireless efforts of Yvonne Mendel (shown on far left), a new Bike Skills area will be established in Topaz Park. The Fairfield Bike Shop supported her work with prizes and gratitude.
Our Neighbourhood Schools
Three-thirty pm around Fairfield’s 5 Points is a high-spirited time of the day, with scores of kids riding their bikes home from Sir James Douglas (kitty corner) and nearby Margaret Jenkins.
We like to support our local schools with prize draw gifts, free bike inspections and event support.
Re-Buy-Cycle’s FREE Kid’s Bike Exchange Program
We love Re-Buy-Cycle’s FREE Kid’s Bike Exchange program! A child’s first bike can be purchased for a donation. (If parents don’t have a bike to trade-in on their first visit, they are more than happy to donate a child’s first bike). When it is outgrown, it can be exchanged for a bigger bike, for no charge (up to and including 18″ wheel diameter).
We provide Re-Buy-Cycle with used kid’s bikes, parts and accessories.
Thou shalt not steal another’s bicycle.
Bicycle Registration with the Victoria Police
To help keep your bike safe, obtain a Bike Registry form at the Fairfield Bicycle Shop. When you present it at the Police Department, your bike will be entered in a region-wide database. You will also be given a sticker that identifies it as being registered.