Welcome to the home of Tweedy rides in Portland, Oregon, Cascadia. Our mission: People going to beautiful places in vintage outfits on fabulous bikes. Inspiring casual cycling for all types of people through vintage cycling events.
We typically hold our annual Tweed Ride on the first Saturday in April. This is the weekend closest to the annual Tweed Day on April 3rd. We also do other rides throughout the year, like the Seersucker Social.
And our next event, the Seersucker Social, will be happening on Sunday June 23rd, 2019!
What’s that, you ask? It’s a ride where we wear fancy summer weight clothes instead of Tweed. Seersucker is a thin, puckered, all-cotton fabric, commonly striped or chequered, used to make clothing for spring and summer wear. The idea is that only half of the fabric is touching your skin, facilitating heat dissipation and air circulation. It was very common for summer wear in the earlier part of the 20th century, but not so much now.
Seersucker Socials have been going on for a number of years. The best example of which is the rides put on in Washington DC by Dandies and Quaintrelles.
Our humble-in-comparison Seersucker will happen on Sunday June 23rd, during Pedalpalooza, Portland’s annual month-long festival of bike fun. We’ll meet at 11:30 AM by the Green Zebra Grocery in Lloyd District, 808 NE Multnomah St. Stock up on vittles inside, we depart at noon for a 6-9 mile leisurely cruise to a mystery park for a picnic! Bring your picnic basket and blanket and some lawn games. Dress up in seersucker, linen, or your finest warm-weather dressy clothes!
We’ll have more updates in the months to come. Until then, mark your calendars. Hope to see you there!