DSCF3385Recyclistas, the hub of Greater Victoria’s grassroots cycling community, is located at the intersection of the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails in Saanich, BC. Recyclistas is a full service bicycle repair shop, recycling depot and educational workspace that was founded in 2003. The shop has established itself as a social purpose business in the community holding regular bicycle maintenance and repair classes, providing space, materials and tools for bicycle repair and building as many working bikes as humanly possible. We divert waste by accepting used bikes and parts as donations and re-building and selling reconditioned bikes.  

bicycles can change the world
There are so many advantages to cycling. Cycling makes people happy and feel empowered. Cycling gets us active and increases health and wellbeing. It makes us feel more connected to our neighbourhoods and community places. Choosing to ride a bicycle rather than drive significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves air quality.

IMG_0203Saying that bicycles can change the world might sound like an oversimplification, but at Recyclistas we don’t think so. We see people’s lives improve every day simply by riding a bicycle. This is what compels us to do what we do because we feel strongly that riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but can solve some of the world’s most complicated problems.