Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Indianapolis Tweed Ride

The Indianapolis Tweed Ride is a group bicycle ride through the neighborhoods of Indianapolis. The unique part of this urban group ride centers on the attire: cyclists are encouraged to dress in traditional British cycling attire, particularly tweed.

The ride will begin in Broad Ripple at Union Jack's Pub and end downtown at Tomlinson Tap Room with a stop, at the National Moto+Cycle factory/warehouse, for a proper spot of tea and contests. Mass Ave Bikes is also hosting the post-ride party at their shop. Any bicycle is acceptable on the Tweed Ride, but classic vintage bicycles are encouraged. Any effort to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is always appreciated.

Particulars about the ride:

The inaugural Indy Tweed Ride was October 2010, when 50 of the most dapper chaps and lassiest lasses in full British cycling attire. In October of 2011, we had almost100 attendees. We expect numbers for the third running of the Indy Tweed Ride to increase from the 100 we had last year. Unfortunately, we do have to put a cap of 125 riders on the 2012 event, so please register early!

When: Saturday, October 27th @ Noon

INDYCOG's goal in organizing this event is to raise awareness of bicycling in Indianapolis while building appreciation for urban "slow biking" and casual touring but especially Tweed, which has long been forgotten as appropriate cycling garb. All proceeds from the ride will be used for funding INDYCOG, Indianapolis' bicycle advocacy non-profit.

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