You may have already gleaned this from past entries, but for the past few months, BikingToronto has been working to bring Toronto a Tweed Ride on Sat, Oct. 15!
Here is our press release, as well as some fabulous photos of dapper Mayor Miller (yes, it’s still appropriate to call him Mayor, etiquette-wise, I’ve been told), cycle-goddess Yvonne Bambrick, the always stylish Casie Stewart, and others.
(ps. register for the ride HERE. It’s $15 and worth every penny. You’ll see why in the description below!)
Party Like It’s 1899!
Tweed Ride Toronto to Celebrate Fashion, Cycling and a Bygone Era
Sep. 10, 2011 (Toronto, ON) – BikingToronto.com is proud to announce Tweed Ride Toronto, the most dashing and fashionable cycling event to hit Toronto streets in decades.
On Saturday October 15th, over 400 participants will take part in the first annual Toronto Tweed Ride. Cyclists, dressed in their finest tweeds and old-time clothes, will leisurely take in some the city’s finest landmarks, break for high tea with renowned cycling co-operative Urbane Cyclist, and end the day with a jumping two-floor big band party.
Tweed Rides are a worldwide phenomenon, started in London in the fall of 2009 as “Tweed Run London.” This past year London registration sold out in seven minutes with more than 500 participants and celebrities such as Ewan MacGregor taking part. Similar rides have taken place in New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and other locations.
Any efforts made to recreate the spirit of a bygone era will be appreciated, and while all bicycles are acceptable, Penny Farthings are especially welcome.
Prizes (including Brooks saddle bags) will be awarded in several categories, including Most Distinguished Chap, Most Lovely Lady, and Most Awe-inspiring Moustache.
Tickets cost $15, and include ride, swag bag, high tea, a light dinner and party.
The event is sure to be a sellout, so get your tickets early!
Remember… Rock Out with Your Tweed Out!
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