Tweed Ride Huntsville was established in 2017. This ride was inspired by an amazing experience of the Dandies and Quaintrelles D.C. Tweed Ride, which in turn was inspired by the original Tweed Run in London, England. In 2009, three hundred tweed clad cyclists took to the streets of London; since then, Tweed Runs and Rides have spread all over the world. Each ride has its own style and personality. If you have seen one, you certainly have not seen them all! From London to Oslo, D.C. to Tokyo, Portland to Ballarat, Madrid to Copenhagen, San Francisco to Huntsville, there is a Tweed Ride waiting to welcome you with scratchy arms open wide! We would love to have you as part of our tweedy family, and would be happy to connect you to another.
Founder, Tweed Ride Huntsville
This ride is entirely free! Thanks to generous donations from our local small business community, and the work of our team of volunteers, we are able to host this event at no cost to riders. We do still require registration for insurance purposes and to give our community partners an idea of how many people to expect to serve.
Blue Bikes are a bikeshare company with several rental kiosks around town; see their website at the link above to learn more. We also have Huntsville Urban Bike Share , a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to getting bikes out of storage and into the community. Please contact them directly to see if they have bikes available to borrow for the day.
Our routes are designed to be easily accessible to most healthy people old enough to ride a bike without training wheels! We maintain a leisurely, social pace and have several stops built into the day for rest and refreshment. That being said, very small children and some adults may still find it too challenging to keep the pace. If you cannot keep up, our Ride guides will make sure you arrive safely at the next stop where you can assess your ability to continue. Speaking of which…
Families are wholeheartedly welcome! For the safety of the entire group, children riding independently MUST be able to keep the group pace. Most children under the age of six or seven will struggle to complete the day on pace. Please bear in mind that we will be riding on the road with cars; our route is not closed to traffic and we are responsible for obeying the rules of the road.
We make several stops throughout the day at local businesses where you can purchase food and beverages. A list of those stops will be provided in the route release each year.