Seersucker Social, Sun June 23rd

Hello, friends of Tweed! Now that our annual Tweed Ride is over a week away, it’s time to think about warmer weather, and rides suited for it. What better way to celebrate summer than a Seersucker Social!

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 Quaintrells.

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!

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