Details of Sunday’s Ride & Picnic

Fellow Dandies and Quaintrelles, Our summer ride is just a couple of days away! With the heatwave subsiding and a forecast for a dry Sunday, things are looking ideal. Our ride begins earlier than in years past to avoid the hottest part of the day. Everyone, however should bring water! Here are the important details Meeting Place: Kalorama Park at 1865 Kalorama Road NW Time:... Read More

2016 DC Tweed Ride – location

The 8th Annual Tweed Ride is nearly upon us. Our 10.5 mile route will snake through leafy residential side streets, take downtown sites and cruise through the National Mall. Many of the streets we’ll travel feature bike lanes and are relatively flat. The great staff at Velocity Bicycles Co-op will be on hand again this year to help those who need bicycle tires inflated and... Read More

See you on Sunday!

Fellow Dandies and Quaintrelles, Our antique weather machine has been calibrated, tweaked, and set into action. The forecast for Saturday is looking just about right. We have over 400 folks ready to enjoy the day on bikes and in seersucker for our 7th Seersucker Social! Here are the important details Meeting Place: Meridian Hill Park (Statue of Joan of Arc) Time: 11AM... Read More

See you soon!

Fellow Dandies and Quaintrelles, Our antique weather machine has been calibrated, tweaked, and set into action. The forecast for Saturday is looking just about right. We have over 400 folks ready to enjoy the day on bikes and in seersucker for our 7th Seersucker Social! Here are the important details Meeting Place: Meridian Hill Park (Statue of Joan of Arc) Time: 11AM (Ride... Read More

2015 Seersucker Social, Museum Exhibits, Dancing, Bike Ride, Music, Dandies, Night Party

  We’ll start with an afternoon of pre-ride activities at the National Museum of African Art, followed by an early evening vintage-inspired bike ride that ends with a sunset stroll and picnic by the Potomac river, before we head to the post-ride party at Malmaison. The day’s schedule: 12 – 5:30pm: African Art Museum Garden Party & Afropolitan Exhibit featuring music,... Read More

See you this Sunday!

Dear Dandies! We are but a few days away from our 6th Annual Tweed Ride. There’s a wonderful and relaxed 12 mile route in store for us. Our weather forecast for Sunday will most certainly require us to don our warmest tweed along with our most stylish hats, scarves, gloves. The great staff at Velocity Bicycles Co-op will be on hand again this year to help those who need bicycle... Read More

I am Dandy: The return of the Elegant Gentleman.

  I spent a recent holiday weekend in Philadelphia and managed to get a look at I am Dandy: The return of the Elegant Gentleman.  The hefty coffee table book was on display at Briar Vintage. The bound treasure is filled with wonderful photography and words by friends Nathaniel Adams and Rose Callahan.  The book was as thoughtfully constructed as any respectable dandy wardrobe.... Read More

Forecast for Sunday & notes on the course

High of 55, sunny, 0% chance of precipitation. It appears that mother nature continues to supports our adventures in tweed.  I tested the planned route this past Saturday under similarly spectacular fall weather, and it was a delightful ride. 80% of the course includes gentle downhills and flat roads. There are a few easy climbs and plenty of sights to enjoy. We’re going... Read More

Behold the Boutonnière & How to get yours for the ride.

  Boutonnière: a floral decoration worn by men, typically a single flower or bud. The word comes from the French word for buttonhole. A woman walked up to me before the start of last year’s Tweed Ride and pinned my lapel with something that capped off my ride ensemble with a smart touch of class. Her name is Bethany Karn  and boutonnières are her specialty. Her floral... Read More

It’s official. You’re one of us!

  You’re all set to get down with us on July 7th. Thank you for joining Dandies and Quaintrelles. You’ll receive information about our start time and location as well as information on our destination point in the days prior to our ride. No ticket is necessary. We’ll have all member names on our check in list. See you soon! Yours, Eric Channing Brewer Founder, Dandies... Read More