Monthly Archives: May, 2010

By Mr. Walker
May 19, 2010
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Spring Ride a success!

Hear ye hear ye, it has been so declared the first ever Flagstaff Tweed Spring Ride of Two Thousand & Ten as in part of Flagstaff’s Bike To Work Week was indeed a smashing success. Not only were numbers high in attendance, but overall fashion was at an equal and/or greater level. Fancy yourself to some video from the event:

Also, check out Karen’s report & pictures over at www.sheridesabike.com
Thanks to all that came out for the event, as you were a dandy bunch. We’re most definitely looking forward to the next Tweed Ride on June 25th!

If you’re a glutton for more media, we will be linking pictures off of our Facebook Fan Page… peruse the link on the right hand column of this page.

By Mr. Walker
May 12, 2010
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Tweed Inspiration

Need a kick in the knickers for the upcoming Tweed Ride? Having a general blockage of style? Don’t fret! Get a very fashionable clue by checking out this excellent video from the 2010 London Tweed Run:

By Mr. Walker
May 11, 2010
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First in Flagstaff Tweed

We’ve been busy! Well, sorta… just finished up thewebsite, twitter, and Facebook pages for Flagstaff Tweed. If all goes well in techno-land-ia, anything we post here should shoot itself off to both Twitter and Facebook!

Ok, so now for the bike riding portion of this post… The very first Flagstaff Tweed ride is scheduled for the Monday of 2010’s Bike To Work Week… check out below for the sweet flyer courtesy of NilUltra:

For more info on the actual event, be sure to stop by the calendar here or on Facebook

2010 Spring Ride

By srab525
May 10, 2010
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What is Tweed? Fine Attire and Fine Transportation!

Die-hard bicycle commuters and fans of Flagstaff’s annual Bike to Work Week festivities have a new event to add to their schedule this year with the inauguration of the first Flagstaff Tweed Ride on Monday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. A fancy-dress social event for ladies and gentlemen on bicycles, the spring Tweed ride is a grown-up option to the family ride, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Mia’s Tavern and with a likely stop at Pay and Take. Flagstaff Biking Organization member and event organizer Ray Walker says the leisurely ride will be appropriate for rider at all levels. “Wear your finest, ride your best is the motto”, he says.

Tweed rides originated in London in 2009, but soon crossed the Atlantic to become enormously popular with bicycle enthusiasts in cities like Boston; New York City; Portland, Oregon; and San Francisco, where growing numbers of people are opting for bicycles over cars for getting to work. Participants typically arrive dressed in traditional British or vintage bicycle riding attire. In the spirit of the past era, riders of both genders routinely show up sporting handlebar mustaches. Despite less investment in infrastructure supporting similar levels of bike commuting, recent Tweed rides in Phoenix and Tucson proved very successful as well. Flagstaff is ideally suited for a Tweed ride due to public support of the urban trail system and a downtown community used sharing the road with bicycle riders.

Tweed rides have been so warmly embraced and their fans so committed that biking clubs and organizations in various cities have set up Tweed websites to promote future rides and celebrate previous rides with photos and video clips. Flagstaff bicyclists should expect no less and information on the May 17 ride and future Tweed rides can be found at www.flagstafftweed.com. Like all Bike to Work Week events, the Tweed ride encourages participants to consider bicycling as a legitimate option to driving, especially for trips of 2 miles or less. Because it is an adult ride, helmets are not required and event organizers ask all riders to follow the same rules of the road as expected of car drivers to ensure an enjoyable evening for all.

Mia Tavern is located at 26 S. San Francisco Street. The ride departs at 6 p.m. and will conclude about 10 p.m.