The Queen's Tweed Ride
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Although I'm shivering in anticipation of tonight's last middle finger of winter, my thoughts are certainly turned towards spring. And so, inspired by The London Fixed-Gear and Single-Speed Forum's Tweed Run and challenged by San Francisco's Thursday Tweed Ride, I would like to announce the 1st Annual Queen's Tweed Ride! This celebration of herringbone, hip flasks, and our noble steeds will be hosted by British Bicycles of Chicago, or the BBC.
The auspicious day will also mark the 40th anniversary of RMS Queen Elizabeth II's maiden voyage to the colonies. The route, which is still in planning, will take us 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