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