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  • The 2013 Herringbone Tweed Ride in Burlington, VT

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    This past weekend was the third-annual Herringbone Tweed Ride here in Burlington, VT. We had an awesome gang again this year composed of friends both old and new; about 30 of us total. The weather was magical. We’ve been having an abnormally warm fall here in Vermont, and this was probably the last warm weekend we’ll have as it’s been in the 40s all week here. What better way to welcome winter than crawling around town,  enjoying the foliage, the company of friends and learning a bit about bicycling culture in Burlington? Scroll through the photos below and be sure to check Facebook for the album! Tag away.

    -B

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  • The Third-Annual Herringbone Tweed Ride

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    Hey Burlington: this upcoming Sunday the 2oth is the Third Annual Herringbone Tweed Ride taking place right here in Burlington, Vermont. We’ll meet at Maglianero around 12:30 for some coffee, tea and biscuits and depart on our sashay around 1 pm. If you’ were around for the 2012 Herringbone Tweed Ride, you know you’re in for a great time! Check out the Facebook event page for more info and if you have any questions at all, feel free to email me!

    Hope to see you all there!

    -B

  • Tweed Ride Photos in Thread Magazine

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    In case you haven’t grabbed the latest issue of Thread Magazine yet, you should. Here’s a little preview of a few photos by Brent Harrewyyn from The Herringbone Tweed Ride.

    -B

  • More Herringbone Tweed Ride Photos – Burlington, VT

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    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.

    Happy Monday

    -B

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  • Another Shot From the Herringbone Tweed Ride 2012

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    herringbone tweed ride burlington vermont

    Another shot from The Herringbone Tweed Ride here in Burlington, VT thanks to Brent Harrewyn.

    -B

  • Herringbone Tweed Ride 2012 Photos – Burlington, VT

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    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.

    -B

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  • The Herringbone Tweed Ride #2

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    Join us one for the 2nd annual Herringbone Tweed Ridehere in beautiful Burlington, Vermont – a leisurely, tweed-clad tour of the Queen City. For those unfamiliar, a tweed ride is a slow paced, socially focused ride where the participants don their most dapper tweed or wool attire for a relaxed ride with a focus on history and nostalgia.So grab that vintage 3-speed or coastie of yours; the older the bike, the better. No worries if you have more than three speeds, you’ll still have a blast. The ride begins at Maglianero for coffee and biscuits and will follow a route leading us through historic landmarks of Burlington with stops along the way for bicycle poetry, fun and games. The ride will end at the Intervale Barn for the Local Motion Annual party with beer from Zero Gravity and pizza from American Flatbread. You’ll also get the chance to sign up for a Local Motion membership for only $5!

    Come out, wear some tweed and enjoy a brisk and beautiful day on the bike. RSVP here.
    -B
  • Autumn Alleycats

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    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.

    -B

    art via Urban Cyclist Worldwide

  • More Tweed Photos

    The Herringbone Tweed Ride Burlington VT

    The Herringbone Tweed Ride Burlington VT

    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.

    -B

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  • The Herringbone Portraits

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    Herringbone Tweed Ride Burlington VT

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    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!

    -B

  • Dress Properly

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    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.

    Downtown Threads

    Battery Street Jeans

    Old Gold

    Dirt Chic

    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.

    -B

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  • The Herringbone: Burlington’s Own Tweed Run

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    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?

    RSVP on Facebook.

    I’ll be writing a post about putting together your dapper outfit on a dime in the coming days – stay synced.

    -B