Breaking Tweed News! Impromptu Tweed Ride Today at 1:30 pm

 

Tomorrow’s weather forecast looks terrible. There’s no way we’re going to avoid a rainy afternoon! Sadly, this means we have to cancel tomorrow’s ride.

Since today is such a beautiful day, we’ve decided to go on an impromptu ride this afternoon!

We’re meeting TODAY, Saturday, October 28, at Franklin Square at 1:30 for a 2 pm ride start and follow our original route. If you planned to join our ride this year and there’s no way you can make it today, don’t worry. We’ll still plan on a ride date in November.

Our epic Jazz Age Jam party at Roofer’s Union will take place tomorrow evening, as planned! Get your tickets now, if you haven’t yet. We’re going to dress in our finest vintage inspired threads and dance to the sweet sounds of Dandy Wellington and his Band.

What if it rains?

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Mother nature has graced us with inspiring temperatures and pleasant skies for 8 tweed rides straight. She was bound to throw us a curve ball sooner or later!

Currently, there is rain in the forecast for Sunday. But remember: this time two years ago, the forecast called for rain in the days leading up to the weekend. Steady rains hit early Sunday morning and cleared out by the time we met to start our ride. It was a beautiful day.

This year, once again, we’ll be watching the… weather forecast closely and crossing our fingers!

We plan to make a call on Saturday afternoon:

  • If by Saturday, the forecast for Sunday afternoon rain is above 60%, we’ll make the call to cancel our ride.
  • If by Saturday, the forecast for Sunday afternoon rain is below 60%, we’ll make the call by 10 am Sunday morning. (This could include delaying the start of the ride and a shorter route)
  • If we make the call to cancel, we’ll get the word out via email, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram, smoke signal and telegram!

Rain or Shine, the Jazz Age Jam at Roofers Union goes on!

Show up in your best vintage style at Roofer’s Union to enjoy the sounds of Dandy Wellington & his Band, wonderful dancing, food and the drinks.

Get your tickets here!

Will there be a Ride Rain date?

In the event we cancel our October 29 ride date, we will keep you posted about the possibility of another date in November.

Register for the ride and get your ticket to party

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2017 DC Tweed Ride Registration and tickets to the Jazz Age Jam are available!

It’s time for the DC Tweed Ride. We’ve done it every year since 2009! On October 29th, we’ll class ourselves up in fall tweed, meet around noon at a secret location (that will be shared with those who sign up for the ride), cruise through our District streets, take breaks for pictures and snacks, and then gather for a night of merriment and style at Roofers Union.

The party will be going strong from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and will feature the legendary Dandy Wellington and His Band, food, drinks, and the most stylish dandies and dames on this side of the Atlantic!

Three types of ticket are available:

  • Free Ride Registration ticket (enables us to e-mail you with start location details on 10/27/2017),*
  • Ticket to the Jazz Age Jam at Roofers Union without food or
  • Ticket to our Jazz Age Jam at Roofers Union with food.**

* You must register to the ride to receive the ride information and start location, even if you purchase party tickets. Each adult rider must register separately. 

**Tickets that include the buffet meal must be purchased by October 26 to provide the venue with enough notice to prepare for our hungry riders.

Get your tickets HERE! They typically sell out in advance, so snag yours before it’s too late!

 

2017 DC Tweed Ride is October 29!

Photo: Albert Ting/Flickr

Photo: Albert Ting/Flickr

Mark your calendars, dust off those vintage bikes, and start digging for the right vintage threads: your favorite vintage-inspired fall bike ride is back Sunday, October 29.

Our ride will start at a secret location, roll along a 10-12 mile route at an easy pace, with a stop along the way for snacks and photo ops.

After the ride, we’ll head to our jazz-age jam at Roofers Union to eat, drink, and dance the night away to the sweet sounds of Dandy Wellington and His Band.

Look for more details and registration links in the next couple of weeks.

2017 Seersucker Social and Picnic: Registration is Open

 

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Dandies & Quaintrelles along with Holly Bass|360 invite you to join the 8th Seersucker Social bike ride and picnic, which include a 10 mile bike ride through DC streets, river-view bike paths, and a shady riverside destination for our DIY picnic!

This year, our stylish summer bike ride ends at the Potomac River! We’ll visit Fletcher’s Cove which is approximately 2 miles northwest of the Georgetown waterfront via the paved Capital Crescent Trail

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Here’s what you should know!

  • We’ll e-mail all registrants our start location and the route map this Friday! Be prepared to meet us at our start at 9:30am. (We’ll meet early to beat the heat!)
  • Those traveling by car can park directly at Fletcher’s Cove, leave their picnic supplies at the end site and ride approximately 4 miles to our start location.
  • It’s a bring-your-own-picnic event, we will not supply food or beverages this year.
  • Participants arriving by bikes only can leave their picnic blankets, small coolers and baskets with us at the start and have them driven to the end location.
  • Participants wihtout picnic baskets can stop along our route and grab food in Georgetown to bring to our picnic spot. We recommend Dean & Deluca, Sweetgreen & Chaia.
  • Alcohol is not legally permitted on the picnic grounds. Park rangers may visit the site location periodically throughout the day!

Register on eventbrite, today!

This year’s Seersucker Social will be as unique as any we’ve ever had! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday,
Eric & Holly