Looking for a fun and wacky biking event this weekend? Come join the Tweed Ride Sunday! Just heard about it today but it looks awesome. I’m hitting up Savers after work to find me an outfit! Below is some more information about it.
Here’s the facebook event page for the ride:
Here’s a link to something about Portland’s 2011 Tweed Ride. This is fun to watch and it may give you some good ideas for outfits.
Little Rock’s First Tweed Ride
Sunday, Jan. 29, 1-3 p.m. Beginning at the Clinton Presidential Center and ending at the Capital Bar and Grill.
What’s a Tweed Ride? A Tweed Ride is a group of cyclists riding together at a social pace, dressed to the nines. These social rides began in London and then spread to the larger cities of the US. Cyclists ride any sort of bike they choose but mostly ride bikes that are comfortable, that might be used to commute instead of race. However, the most important element to the Tweed Ride is the period clothing. Since tweed is made of wool, Tweed Rides tend to be held in the fall or winter. Similarly, Seersucker Rides are held in the spring and summer.
This event will be a good opportunity for visuals of bicyclists wearing period costumes and riding through the areas of the Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock River Market and Argenta Arts District. Most riders will be well informed about bicycle culture and riding conditions in central Arkansas.
Who: dandies and quaintrelles, chaps and lasses, cyclists of all types. This is a social event with an emphasis on style. Racers are welcome but the ride is short and the pace will be pedestrian. 70 riders have RSVP’d.
What: A Tweed Ride is a group of riders riding together dressed fashionably and most commonly in a late 19th – early 20th century style; think knickerbockers and suspenders with period facial hair for the gents and pearls and chapeaus for the ladies.
Where: The ride begins at the Clinton Presidential Center and will wind leisurely, pleasurably and with high style through the downtown and River Market areas of Little Rock and Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock. The ride will conclude at the Capital Bar and Grill of the Capital Hotel. Secure valet bicycle parking will be available.
When: The ride begins at 1 p.m. and will end certainly no later than 3 p.m.
Why: mostly for fun and as a community building event with other local bicycle enthusiasts. This ride isn’t about speed; it’s about looking good and having fun doing it.
This event can also be found on Facebook by searching for “Little Rock Tweed Ride.”