Dressed in dapper wool through the streets of San Francisco

San Francisco Tweed Ride November 16

Posted By on November 6, 2014

RSVP for the next San Francisco Tweed Ride!


San Francisco Tweed Ride

Put on your most dapper tweed, grab a bicycle, and join the merriment at this one-of-a-kind bicycle event. The San Francisco Tweed Ride rolls again! The new edition of this venerable bicycle institution is organized by Melissa of Bike Pretty.

It’s a sartorial celebration–by bike–for riders of different ages, types, and skill levels to enjoy. Don your most dapper woolens. Ride with the most dashing dames and dandies as we tour San Francisco in fine, two-wheeled style.

The ride is fun and safe with stops to socialize along the way. We follow a planned (secret) route and endeavor to be courteous to our more pedestrian fellows. Of utmost importance is to spread the good cheer of the Tweed Ride.

Tell your friends and bring your family and other loved ones. RSVP here so we know how much tea to brew.  Or comment below and be counted.

Contests for:
Best Mustache
Best Dressed
And more

What to bring:
Tea Cup
Picnic blanket (optional)
Lights, layers, locks (just in case)

Before the final stop, we’ll take a short detour to Iladora Apparel‘s SOMA studio for an early afternoon libation and a special photo op to capture what we know will be the most dashing tweed bike style we’ve ever seen.

We end at a capacious public house where we can all raise a pint to our newfound camaraderie.

Sponsored by:
PUBLIC Bikes are designed to put a smile on your face and make you feel like a kid again. We have retail stores at 549 Hayes in San Francisco and 205 Alice Street in Oakland.

Iladora Apparel 

Ligne 8 is a new apparel lifestyle brand for the urban cycling commuter who wants to cycle to and fro, without worrying about the weather, style or appearances. We are looking forward to hosting a tea break and previewing our new Fall 2014 Collection which includes a few tweed styles inspired by Tweed Runs around the globe.
Purity Organic
Relic Vintage

SF Tweed Autumn Ride, Oct 17th

Posted By on October 6, 2010

I know it’s been a while since our last ride and you all likely have your knickers in a bunch. Well the wait is over! The unbearable heat of summer has finally left us. Autumn is here so it is time to take that tweed out of mothballs, set that dapper cap upon your fair head, and straddle your two wheeled steed for the…

SF Tweed Autumn Ride Oct 17th 2010

SF Tweed Autumn Ride!

Sunday Oct 17th, 2010

2:00 pm ~ Convene at Justin Hermin Plaza in San Francisco.

2:15 pm ~ Sally Forth!

3:00 pm or so ~ Refuel with some fine libations (Our midpoint stop will include an option for those underage or those more interested in partaking in tea rather than ale or spirits)

5:00 pm or so ~ Jovial shindig at Rickshaw Bagworks with the musical stylings of McPuzo & Trotsky!

As always the ride will sport your fellow dashing riders!

Rickshaw Bagworks

Ending Festivities & Contest Hosted By Rickshaw Bagworks

The ending festivities and contest is sponsored by the San Francisco based Rickshaw Bagworks, makers of fine stylish bags — including their quite dapper tweed messenger bags! Rickshaw Bagworks is a supporter of the SF Bicycle Coalition and makes their bags right here in San Francisco. The SF Tweed Autumn Ride festivities will be hosted at the Rickshaw Bagworks location on 904 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA.

McPuzo & Trotsky

McPuzo & Trotsky

The Musical Stylings of McPuzo & Trotsky

During the festivities, the fabulous McPuzo & Trotsky have agreed to entertain the tweed brethren! This local Bay Area banjo and fiddle pair have been writing fine Songs which Satirize and Amuse since 1917. Before that it was pretty much all crowbars and playing with leeches.

original photo used in the flyer by Gordon Mackenzie

Upcoming Bay Area Bicycle Fun

Posted By on July 28, 2009

Whether you wear tweed or not, there are a number of great bicycle-related events coming in the next couple weeks you should know about:

SFBC Bike-in Movie Night: Rad

July 29, 8:00 pm : Held in the parking lot across from the Good Hotel, 112 7th Street @ Mission St
Don’t miss the first of the SFBC’s free summer bike-in movie series with your fellow bike lovers! We’ll be kicking off the series with the beloved BMX cult classic Rad, featuring the amazing and infamous bike dance scene with a young Lori Loughlin (best known for her role as Aunt Becky on Full House). Help us transform an ordinary parking lot in to a fabulous movie theater under the stars, complete with complimentary bike valet!

Brainwash Bike-In/Walk-In Movie Festival

July 31 &  August 1, 9pm : 1960 Mandela @ 18th (American Steel building)
For more information check out the Brainwash Movie Program

California Academy of Sciences’ Nightlife Series,
with pedal-powered sound system!

Aug 6, 6–11pm : California Academy of Sciences

Next Thursday we’ll be pedal powering California Academy of Sciences’ Nightlife Series, including a 4-hour DJ set with Energy 92.7’s Jeff Stallings. He plays a style of danceable yet relaxed house music he calls “Chillhouse”. Should lend itself nicely to the creative, intelligent crowd and inspiring space.

Cal Academy has an awesome downstairs Aquarium Space with incredible creatures like Leafy Green Sea Dragon. Right by the 15′ tall aquarium is where we’ll have our second music stage, featuring Fossil Fool, the Bike Rapper, Mafiosa Felice, and Jared May.

More Tweed in Chicago! Sept 12th

Posted By on May 8, 2009

Winston's DMZV Tweed Ride, Sept 12th

Winston's DMZV Tweed Ride, Sept 12th

Due to the overwhelming success of the last Winston’s Tweed Ride, it seems our Windy City brethren are planning another outing! So if you find yourself in Chicago I highly encourage you to jacket up and ride along with this fine wheel-men and wheel-ladies.

Winston’s DMZV Tweed Ride

Chicago, IL. September 12th 2009

Leaving from Bialystok Pub @1pm, we’ll make our way at a genteel, civilizing pace to the 89th Annual German-American Festival in Lincoln Square. And of course we’ll be stopping in some damn fine bars representing British allies during that unpleasantness in the 30s & 40s!

More info on Bicycle Diaries

As this Tweed Ride coincides with the German-American Festival I assume there will be plenty of fine beer and food. Also it goes without saying as proper gentlemen and ladies all should abide by DMZV — Don’t Mention Zee Var!!!

Winston's Tweed Ride, photo by Da' Square Wheelman

Winston's Tweed Ride, photo by Da' Square Wheelman

Winston’s Tweed Ride — Chicago gets tweedy!

Posted By on April 20, 2009

Winston's Tweed Ride

Winston's Tweed Ride

The spirit of tweed is spreading! The fine dapper folks of The Chainlink in the Windy City are hosting their own Winston’s Tweed Ride Saturday May 2nd at 1pm!

The 2nd of May 2009 marks the 80th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s invention of his exquisitely dry martini: copious amounts of gin poured over crushed ice while he observed the vermouth from across the room. The route, designed by the Right Honorable Lee Diamond, is 10 civilized miles meandering past (and into) some of The Windy City’s most infamous (and still open) speakeasies.

The Winston Tweed Ride will leave from Jake’s Pub, 2932 N. Clark, Chicago, at 1pm on Saturday, May 2nd.

Like our first SF Tweed Ride, the Chicago Winston’s Tweed Ride will host contests for: Most Dapper Chap, Most Snappy Lass, Most Stylish Noble Steed, Most Inspired Interpretation of Tweediness, and Best Mustache (open to both lads and inventive lasses).

For more info, visit The Chainlink, Chicago Bicycling Online Community.