Lads and Lassies,
"It's not about the bike,It's about the Tweed!"
Get out your Tweed jackets,jaunty wool caps and
britches and lets ride!
Just more fun on bikes, we'll meet up in Downtown
Des Moines on Court Avenue and travel around to
local establishments and trails
More details coming soon!
For inspiration check out this Tweed Ride.
This year we will have a special toast at 11 am in honor of Armistice Day, the ride will begin around 12.00 pm (updated)
Annual Des Moines Tweed Ride will gather fashionable cyclists from all
around the metro to celebrate cycling in style on Sunday November 11th
2011 at the Royal Mile, doors open for a Traditional British Breakfast
at 10:00 AM. (updated) This event is inspired by the spirit of a bygone era.
is a short bike route, in preparation of the ride many have been
shopping for tweed, plaid, herringbone and woolen clothing. This ride
will start at the Royal Mile with stops at the State Capitol for a group
picture, then Ichi Bike for refreshments and then ends at Royal Mile.
or shine or snow, many of last year's participants confirmed that
nothing will stop them from coming together to celebrate fashion,
cycling and party while listening to 1930s ragtime and swing music.
wonderful prizes will be along the way. This event is co-sponsored by
the Royal Mile, Badowers, Ichi Bike, Bike Iowa, Classic Hats for Men
(and Women), Des Bike Pedicab, Backcountry Outfitters, Atomic
Garage, Dewars Scotch, Beefeater Gin and Newcastle.
Although the event is Free, it is strongly suggested that participants RSVP on the 3rd Annual Des Moines Tweed Ride.