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Thursday Tweed Ride! Feb 12th

Sep 13 2021

[![Knickers & Bicycles (photo by Matthew J. Shaw)](https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3434/3223842086_bb19b654c7_m.jpg "Knickers & Bicycles (photo by Matthew J. Shaw)")](https://www.flickr.com/photos/booksnake/sets/72157612948036480/)
Knickers from the London Tweed Run (photo by Matthew J. Shaw)
It’s about time our fair city celebrated the fine pleasures of **Herringbone, Bow Ties, and Bicycles!** We refuse to endure anymore spandex! Nor will we sully ourselves by “corking” — or whatever it is the kids call it these days.

Our fine brethren in jolly old England really know how to sport a cap, so I say, so shall we!

Thus, February 12th will mark the inaugural Thursday Tweed Ride!

Break out your dashing wool finery, smartly set that cap on your head, straighten your tie, and join us for a fine ride through the grand city of San Francisco!

Thursday Tweed Ride, Feb 12th

*[Tea time photo](https://www.flickr.com/photos/carnivillain/2902372542/) of me by [Neil Girling](https://theblight.net/)*
We will sally forth from the gorgeous **Dolores Park** near the majestic bell at the 19th Street entrance. The ride will begin at **6:30pm** and from there we will peddle a winding course through the streets — waving to all the beautiful faces we see along the way.

Of course as it is February, it may be brisk out and maybe even a little wet, but your wool should keep you warm and dry! However, if the cold still seeps through never fear as our destination is Irish coffee at the marvelous Tosca Cafe!

As a note to all you Tweed Riders: Thursday’s weather shows a small chance of light showers. While dry would be ideal, this is fine as Tweed’s great in rain — it’s made for the outdoors. Also, if it begins to really rain, we’ve planned spirit stops to stay warm!

UPDATE: Contest Details!

  • Most Dapper Chap
  • Most Snappy Lass
  • Most Stylish Vintage Steed
  • Most Inspired Interpretation of Tweediness
  • Best Mustache ‚Äî open to both lads and inventive lasses
  • As Feb 12th is also Darwin’s Birthday, we may have a special prize for any Darwin look-a-likes that show up!

With smashing prizes donated by Velo-Orange, Manifesto Bicycle, The Freewheel Bike Shop, Refried Cycles, and Prof. NifNaks Fine Moustachios!

More contest info and prize details can be found on A Tweed Primer.

[![Qarly in Tweed Rider Summer Attire (photo by ioerror)](/uploads/2009/01/qarly-tweed-ready.jpg "Qarly in Tweed Rider Summer Attire (photo by ioerror)")](https://flickr.com/photos/ioerror/2951076720/)
Qarly in Tweed Rider Summer Attire (photo by ioerror)
For more Tweedy inspiration, traipse on over to [A Tweed Primer](https://catcubed.com/2009/02/06/a-tweed-primer/). Also, I suggest perusing photos and video of the recent Jan 24th London Tweed Run:
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February 12th
6:30pm — Start at Dolores Park (at the 19th St. Bell)
7:00pm — meet up with East Bay Tweed at 16th St Mission BART*
Ends at Tosca Cafe.

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**\*NOTE:** The first BART train that allows bikes into the city arrives at 16th St. at 6:45pm. For more schedule info visit [Bart.gov](https://bart.gov/)

NEW WEBSITE! For more Tweed and info about the next Tweed Ride visit SFTweed.com

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