Triangle Tweed Ride This Sunday

Triangle Tweed Ride This Sunday

March, 02, 2012, by Ladye Jane

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photo by Andi Shelton

UPDATE: The Ride has been postponed until Sunday, March 4th. Same time. Same Place.

Everyone get your turn-of-the-century finest ready for the first Triangle Tweed Ride, this Saturday, March 3rd.  In what's sure to be a good time, riders in this "metropolitan bike ride with a flair of fashion" will take to their bikes for a leisurely stroll around Raleigh that begins at Benelux Cafe in City Market.

"You may be wondering, what exactly is a tweed ride? Already popular in more bike friendly cities like D.C. and Philadelphia, a “tweed ride” is a metropolitan bike ride with a flair of fashion. The dress code of the ride detours from spandex and encourages the "old world" style of the 19th century. Riders typically dress in tweed coats, dresses, and knickers for a slow, social ride to display themselves on the streets of their city.

The leisurely ride is estimated to last about 1 hour, stretching 10 miles through downtown Raleigh. After the ride, participants are invited back to Benelux Cafe for refreshments supplied by New Belgium Brewing.  Prizes will also be awarded by Raleigh Vintage for the most stylish riders."

To ride, you need to either bring four non-perishable food items or $10 to donate to the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Register here to be part of the fun.


10:00-11:30: Rider Check In
10:00-11:30: Repair Station Open, Bow Tie Station, Pop-Up Tweed Store, Strolling, Mingling
12:00 SHARP: Sally Forth!
12:00-14:00: Casual 10 Mile Ride punctuated by Yard Games at and Group Portrait at Pullen Park
14:00 - 16:00: Live Music in City Market, Complimentary Ale for Riders, Photo Booth Open, Awards and Prizes

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  • I'maSweetsin
    03/02 11:49 AM

    What the hell?! I thought we already established walking as the new cool thing to do in Raleigh, thanks to those really cool guerrilla posters. Why are we promoting bike rides? I already sold my bike for a pair of shoes.

  • Gaye Buttler
    03/02 12:45 PM

    Down Town Abbey

  • DJsaugatuck
    03/02 02:43 PM

    Did you know that local band Jack The Radio will be playing a set after the ride in City Market? 

    Check you pantry for any 4 non-perishable food items to bring, but the mission does have the following needs at this time:

    Salad dressing -Ranch, French, Italian
    Canned fruits
    Pudding snack packs
    Granola/ Cereal Bars
    Hot dog chili
    Canned Stew Beef
    Canned Soup-Chicken Noodle -Vegetable Beef

    Sorry, we will not be pickling food items or having a strong man competition.  Next year…....

  • gspot
    03/03 11:40 AM

    damn we are so good at copying shit other people do!

  • Alex
    03/03 09:52 PM

    Pavlov’s Dogs is going to be serving designer hot dogs at the after-ride event.

    Excited to see who has the best costume!

  • Nano Serwich
    03/06 01:40 PM

    Are there Triangle Tweed Ride shirts for sale somewhere?

  • KDS
    05/07 08:36 AM

    This seems like a cool idea and all, but next year maybe you should block off a lane.  I nearly ran over some idiots who kept crossing multiple lanes of traffic without looking.  They nearly caused an accident.

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