As defined by Wikipedia, a Tweed Ride (aka Tweed Run) originated in London in 2009 and is a group bicycle ride in which the cyclists are expected to dress in traditional British cycling attire, particularly tweed plus four suits. For the ladies, just do your best to look like an old fashioned Brit and Google searching is always a good tool! Any bicycle is acceptable on the Tweed Ride, but classic vintage bicycles are encouraged. Some effort to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is always appreciated.
This will be the first Tweed Ride for Calgary and it will hopefully become an annual event. The route can be found here: http://g.co/maps/64jyr and is about 14km long but will be a relaxed ride for all levels of riders. We will be stopping off at Village Ice Cream shop, which is a new local, small batch ice cream shop, where they are opening just for us! So bring some cash if you would like some ice cream. At the end we can stop off at the Ship for a refreshing beverage!
We will be meeting at Central Memorial Park (south side) and gearing for a 2:00 departure. Just look for people in tweed and on bikes!