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Detroit Tweed Ride this Sunday

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Get your wheels and wool ready. This Sunday is the next Detroit Tweed Ride.

You can RSVP on Facebook.

2nd Detroit Tweed Ride set for Sunday

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Another Detroit Tweed Ride is set for tomorrow, Sunday October 24th at 2 PM — rain or shine — at the corner of Warren & Trumbull.

From the very stylish Detroit Tweed web site:

Our Ride will last 2-3 hours with a break for refreshments in the middle. We will tour some of the historic areas of the city and wrap up at the Woodbridge Pub, (the proprietors of which are kindly offering a drink special of $1.50 per bottle of Pabst or Stroh’s for riders wearing tweed.) The Ride is open to all, but please try to wear some tweed or at least something with an historical feel. Look through the links at right if you seek inspiration.

Tell your friends and enemies, and encourage them to find us on facebook!

So wax your moustache, button your Knickerbockers, pull on your argyle, mount your velocipede, and join us for a rollicking ride!

Detroit’s first Tweed Run is this Friday

Monday, September 27th, 2010

This Friday, October 1st at 5 PM is the first Tweed Run in Detroit. The group is meeting at the corner of Warren and Trumbull.

What’s a Tweed Run?

According to the main web site (out of London?), it’s “a metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style.” And everyone wears tweed. The Tweed Run gallery has numerous photos to give some idea of what to expect.

Now that Detroit poster is pretty darn cool, but that’s not how Detroit cyclists looked in the 1890’s. Detroit wheelmen wore Greek fisherman hats and wore black. They also tended to have larger mustaches, at least in the photos we’ve seen.

But whether you dress more like a Detroit Wheelman or a tweedster this Friday, you’re probably going to be just fine.