Here are some more great shots from the 2nd annual Herringbone Tweed Ride that took place here in Burlington, VT on October 21st. Thanks so much to Brent Harrewyn for riding along with us and capturing the day – these photos look amazing! See a few more shots below and be sure to check out the Tweed Ride feature in the latest issue of Thread Magazine.
I’d first like to thank everyone who came out to the second-annual Herringbone Tweed Ride here in Burlington. We had a great turnout for the ride with many friends, both old and new. The ride started off at Maglianero where we convened, drank coffee and discussed the afternoon ahead of us. We then continued to City Hall Park where we learned about the bicycle’s history in Burlington from Luis Vinanco, a professor of Cultural Anthropology at UVM. The weather was perfect, the ride was pleasant and everyone had a great time. We ended up at the Interval Center for the Local Motion Annual Party and a bunch of us signed up as new members. Check out some iPhone photos below and read a great narrative of the day from David at Yurtville.
Today’s October 1st, which means Halloween alleycat and tweed ride season is upon us. This month in Burlington we have The Herringbone Tweed Ride and Monster Mash 3 coming up with the ride taking place on the 21st and the race on the 27th – so mark your calendars! We’ll be releasing more info on each this week. In the mean time, check out this lovely illustration.
art via Urban Cyclist Worldwide
I brought a camera along for The Herringbone Tweed Ride on Saturday and shot a few photos of my own – check a few of those out below and head to our Facebook page for the full album. Also, I might be stringing together a little video from the day too so stay tuned for that. Thanks everyone again for a great ride this past weekend.
For the past month or so, I’ve been helping our friend Hank Stokes plan out his vision for Burlington’s first tweed ride and I gotta say, it turned out even better than I’d expected! We started off at Maglianero Cafe for coffee and biscuits at 10 am on Saturday morning and departed around 11 for a slow-paced, fun-filled tour of Burlington.
We toured the scenic routes and stopped along the way for a history lesson from Hank’s parents on General Stannard, a climb to the top of Overlook tower, portraits from Morganne and refreshments at The Old Spokes Home, a best mount/dismount contest, awarded the best dressed lad/lass, and finished at Ye Olde North Ender for Shopping Bag Sizzlers and pints.
Have a look at our Facebook page for the whole album of portraits that Morganne shot. If you’d like a hi-res copy just shoot us an email: CultureCycles@gmail.com
Thanks to everyone for coming out and looking so good. Also, thanks to Hank and to Hunt for his great MC work. See ya’ll next week at the Monster Mash 2!
Have you RSVP’d to The Herringbone Tweed Ride and yet to assemble your outfit? Never heard of a ‘tweed ride’ and looking for some more info? Put your worries to rest because I’m in the same boat as you. With a budget close to nothing, I’m going to share some ideas I have for dressing dapper on a dime and show some fine examples of properly dressed club cyclists
My first course of action in compiling my kit is going to be vising the local Goodwill and Salvation Army in search of a nice Norfolk Jacket – a single breasted wool/tweed jacket with box pleats on the front and back. The closest Goodwill is at 1080 Shelburne road in South Burlington and we’ve got a Salvation Army on North Winooski next to the Old Spokes Home. Norfolk jackets were (and still are in some areas) popular for military and police uniforms as it allowed them plenty of arm movement to fire their rifles – thus being a great choice for the savvy club cyclist as well.
I’d also like to acquire a pair of plus 2 knickers for the ride – most likely nice mildly-baggy pair of tweed trousers that I’ll cut and sew into knickers. Once I find these pieces I’ll look for a hat worthy of the outfit; either a flat cap or Frank Sinatra-esque fedora with a feather.
For the ladies the most popular choice for club riders was Bermuda shorts with a complimentary blouse and short stockings. The shorts were cut a little shorter than the men and if your bike comes with a step-through frame feel free to wear your favorite dress.
If you have no luck with Goodwill of Salvation Army, I’d suggest checking out these used clothing stores around Burlington.
Battery Street Jeans
Have any other spots you like to recommend? Email or comment.
Hope to see you October 22nd for the ride! See some finely dressed lads and lasses below.
Yep-I can’t wait. I’ve been helping my friend Hank organize a fun-filled tweed run through Burlington with numerous stop offs for games, tea, snacks and surprises! This is going to be a slow-paced ride with a focus on both the Burlington area’s history and autumn’s beauty. We’ll meet at Maglianero for coffee and pastries at 10 am on Saturday October 22nd and depart at 11. Won’t you join us?
I’ll be writing a post about putting together your dapper outfit on a dime in the coming days – stay synced.