I recently realized that there's already a Queen's Ride celebrating Elizabeth II's first visit to Chicago on 6 July 1959. So I decided to rechristen our august event the 1st Annual Winston's Tweed Ride! Still inspired by The London Fixed-Gear and Single-Speed Forum's Tweed Run and challenged by San Francisco's Thursday Tweed Ride, it remains a celebration of herringbone, hip flasks, and our noble steeds. Everyone is invited! If you have a Brit bike, do ride. If you don't, but enjoy tweedy elegance, do ride. If you do both, CERTAINLYDORIDE!!!
2 May 2009 marks the 80th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s invention of his exquisitely dry martini: copious amounts of gin poured over crushed ice while he observed the vermouth from across the room. The route, designed by the Right Honorable Lee Diamond, is 10 civilized miles meandering past (and into) some of The Windy City's most infamous (and still open) speakeasies. Where else but in these lively establishments would the ladies & gents find more bracing refreshments and hearty victuals?
As with our fellow tweed runs, we hope to offer small, but significant, prizes for:
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