Tweed Ride and More British Fun

Mark your calendars for Chicago’s Winston Tweed Ride this Saturday, September 12. Everyone should come! I didn’t know anyone on the first Tweed Ride, but I still had a blast. The kind of people who dress up in tweed and ride to bars on bicycles are bound to be friendly.

Leaving from The Globe Pub @1pm, we’ll make our way at a genteel, civilizing pace to the 89th Annual German-American Festival in Lincoln Square. And of course we’ll be stopping in some damn fine bars representing British allies during that unpleasantness in the 30s & 40s!

In celebration of the British, here are some images from Trisha’s and my trip to London in April. Previously, we posted on London cycle chic, cycling infrastructure and tea time.














See you there :)

  • Trisha

    Ah, memories! Can’t wait for our next adventure. :)

    • dottie

      I can’t fathom why I did not buy those sunglasses :)

  • Lovely Bicycle!

    I went to grad school in the UK and seriously considered staying afterwards. I didn’t, but my 4 years there are a strong anchoring point of my adult life. Maybe that is why I have 3 English bicycles – and an English car as well!

  • Doohickie

    I’d love to come, but I don’t think even Southwest Airlines would let me bring my Raleigh DL-1 as a carry-on. ;)

  • Doohickie

    I forgot to mention… I took the DL-1 out for the first time in a while (the rear tire went flat and I didn’t want to tackle it). Getting back on that bike was so awesome. It rides like a dream!

  • jason

    i was really bummed to miss out on this, stupid weekend jobs.