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
Bicycle
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
Timbuk2
Relic Vintage

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.