Two rides coming up: Snohomish Tweed on Sept 22, Ballard Tweed on Oct 6

Hello friends of tweed! How about that weather this week? After what seemed like a lifetime of 90 degree days and hazy skies, the rain we’ve had this week has put many people in the mood for Tweed. And thankfully, there’s a couple rides in Washington State coming up!

First is the Snohomish Tweed Ride, which has occurred the past few years. This year’s event will take place on Saturday September 22nd.  Advance registration is required, you can find out how to do that here. From their event listing:

Fancy a cycle? Sport your finest and join us for a jaunt through the countryside. Pause for a picnic (bring your own), enjoy diversions, tea and sweets (our treat!)

We set off from the historic Snohomish Carnegie Library (105 Cedar Ave) in downtown Snohomish, WA, and toodle along the historic Centennial Trail. Jolly socializing and pastoral scenes offer carefree diversion. Replenish and restore at Machias Trailhead Park with a spot o’ tea, a bit o’ rest, your own picnic, and lively amusements. (BYOC- bring your own cup!)

Croquet~Badminton~Photo Ops~Music~More! Costume Contest~ Prizes for the most dapper and dandily dressed Ladies & Gents on bicycles. We much appreciate Victorian, Edwardian, and even Steampunk stylings. (No lycra, jeans or modern garb please!)

Check in begins at 10 am, and we tally ho 11 am.

One ride not enough? Just two weeks later we’ll be seeing the first Seattle based ride in probably eight years. The Ballard Historical Society is presenting the Ballard Tweed Ride on Saturday October 6! From their event listing:

The Ballard Historical Society is proud to present the inaugural Ballard Tweed Ride taking place Saturday, October 6, 2018. We’ll be busting out our bikes and best vintage tweeds for a lovely fall ride from the Ballard Bell Tower to Golden Gardens.

We’ll gather for a photo together at the tower starting about 10:15am. Please fill out a hold harmless agreement and pack a cup and saucer. Promptly at 10:30, we’ll depart on a leisurely bike ride to the beautiful shores at Golden Gardens. There we’ll enjoy a nice tea party & take in the sea breeze.

After a spell, we’ll meander back into downtown Ballard and an optional brunch at Hattie’s Hat.

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