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Photos from Toronto’s Latest Tweed Ride

Originally posted on the Toronto Tweed Ride page.

Follow the Toronto Tweed Ride on Twitter at @TweedRideTO and on Facebook at facebook.com/TweedRideTO

This past Saturday saw a dashing Tweed Ride in Toronto!  Here are just a few fine photographs from the event, with more to follow soon! Images by Rannie Turingan, Jason Chan and Emma Jenkin.

 

 

Follow the Toronto Tweed Ride on Twitter at @TweedRideTO and on Facebook at facebook.com/TweedRideTO

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Video and Photos from the Toronto Tweed Ride

This past Saturday was Toronto’s first Tweed Ride.

It was immensely successful (we estimated about 200 people showed up) and this will be an annual event. We kept hearing again and again how much fun everyone had and how they can’t wait until next fall when we do it all again (and hopefully bigger and even better).

If you missed the event (or even if you were there, looking dashing and lovely in your tweedy best), you’re probably interested in seeing videos and photos from the event. This post is for you.

Let’s start with a great video put together by Xander of 416CycleStyle: Tweedride Toronto on Queen St.

The next video is also from Xander… of the massive tall bike (complete with propeller) on the ride. :) It has a funky soundtrack, that somehow mashes Tweed with the 1970s. haha.

After the ride, we all stopped at Dovercourt House (on Dovercourt, north of Bloor) and parked our bikes at the BikeValet provided by the Toronto Cyclists Union and Autoshare, and proceeded to have dinner and a swinging 2-floor party.

Here’s a video of Tweedsters and Swing Dancers cutting a rug to “Sly Blue”, a swing band from NYC.

Finally, there are hundreds and hundreds (maybe thousands) of photos out there of the absolutely astounding fashion on the ride. Here’s a few from our TweedRideTO Flickr Group:

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If you’re looking for more photos, you can find them just about everywhere:

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We’re Extending Tweed Ride Registration!

Wow! The last few days have been amazing for registrations for the Tweed Ride!

It’s going so well, in fact, that we’ve decided to extend registration a little bit longer (making it easier for people to get the cheaper online rate of $15). IF there are any spots left on Saturday, it’ll be $20 for in-person registration (from 12 to 2:30 at the Trinity Bellwoods Park Gates), so it’s in your best interests to sign up online.

Our NEW Online Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 14, at 12 noon!

Remember, we’ll aiming to leave Trinity Bellwoods promptly at 3pm, so be sure and show up BEFORE 2:30 to get your ride packages, and hobnob and pontificate and conversate and take pictures with your fellow Tweed riders!

Useful things to bring is a teacup (we’re stopping for tea, of course) and a blanket (if you want to relax a bit during tea) as well as a bit of money. We’ll have a pay-what-you-can light informal dinner at our after-party, plus an amazing raffle for a Bobbin Bike courtesy of Curbside Cycle (pictured above).

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Submit your Tweed Photos for a Prize!

The Tweed Ride is hastily approaching (next Saturday, Oct. 15) and if you’re interested in the most stylish and civilized ride Toronto has seen in decades, you need to register to ride.  Online registration closes on Wed, Oct. 12.

Your $15 registration fee gets you:

  • Official participation in Toronto’s first annual Tweed Ride
  • High Tea (bring your own teacup)
  • Swag Bag
  • A Swinging After-Party at Dovercourt House.

People are putting together their Tweed outfits (or outfits inspired by a bygone era), and we want to see photos of what you are planning!

In fact, we want to see your outfits so much (and have your outfits inspire others), that we’re having a photo contest (which also closes on Wed. Oct. 12)…. all you need to do is “tweet” your photo to our @TweedRideTO twitter account, or email them to info@bikingtoronto.com and you’re entered!

Prizes! The winner of the photo contest will win a Basil Memories Basket and a Giro Bike Helmet, courtesy of the Urbane Cyclist Co-op.

Here’s a few photos to get you started…. submit a photo to win!

Yvonne Bambrick, Mike Brcic, Kristen Corbet, David Miller, Tanya Smith, Casie Stewart and Ryan Smith

 

This is me, trying out some tweedy clothes.  Yes, I don’t usually have a beard… the things I do/grow for Tweed! haha.

 

Kristen of Bikes without Borders, with the Penny Farthing at the ING Direct Cafe

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Ride in Tweed, Win a Bike!

The Toronto Tweed Ride is less than 2 weeks away, and lots of people are registering and planning their tweed/retro outfits!

If you want to do more than just register, we have fundraising prizes for people as great thank-yous!

Raising $500 gets you a $100 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift card… And raising $1000 gets you a beautiful retro Bobbin bicycle donated by Curbside Cycle.

Check out the Tweed Ride site, and register to ride (and party) with us!

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