A Tweed Ride is, among other things, sartorially splendid cycling. This is the time to ride out in your most dapper fall finery. Tweed suits, woolen skirts, a vintage varsity sweater, bow ties, and brogues are just a few of the options. You simply cannot be too well dressed. For more ideas, see our page on Attire.
Do equip yourself with appropriate outerwear. Our ride is in November, so be sure to watch the weather, and don a sturdy mackintosh or great coat and gloves, as the case may be.
We will gather at The Historic Lowry House at one o’clock on 12 November and enjoy a leisurely ride through the city. The first part of our ride will take us along the new on-street greenway, including the Spraggins Connector, from Meridian Street to Big Spring Park. We are excited to showcase this improvement of the downtown bike plan! We will be stopping in Big Spring Park for tea. We invite you to bring your favorite cup and saucer and a picnic blanket, if you would like to sit and sip in comfort. Volunteers from Holmes UMC will be serving. We will end the afternoon with a picnic, either on the lawn at the Lowry House, or at Mad Malts, depending on your preference. Food and drink will be available for purchase; as of now, Beast Mode and Dr. BBQ will be offering delectable dishes in the parking lot of Mad Malts, or feel free to pack a basket full of treats! Live music from the Josh Couts Quartet from 4-6 inside Mad Malts.
Parking will be available at the nearby Lincoln Mill from 1-8 p.m. on the day of the ride. The parking lot of the Lowry House will be used to assemble bicycles during the pre-ride events. Check in/registration will begin at one o’clock. Tours of The Historic Lowry House will be available for a donation of $5. Trailhead Inc. will be set up in the bicycle assembly area to offer assistance should you need it. We will depart promptly at two o’clock.
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