Albany Tweed Ride 2014

from Albany Tweed Ride 2013The Albany Tweed Ride is returning this year on April 27. Blurbage:

Time for our third Tweed Ride! Sunday, April 27th. Don't have any tweed? Don't worry: just dress in your Sunday best & leave the spandex & dayglo at home.
Meet at The Cheese Traveler at 540 Delaware Ave at 10am. They will have breakfast specials.
We'll depart around 10:30am.
We'll have marshals* to help us through intersections & keep us together. This is a casual ride, it is not fast or competitive. No one will be left behind. There will be a group photo in Washington Park.
We'll end at Olde English Pub & Pantry for brunch! Riders will get 10% off their orders.

Previous Tweed Rides have looked like a lot of (very civilized) fun, full of friendly people. If you're looking forward to getting back on your bike this spring, and meet some other bike-friendly people, this could be a good opportunity.

Earlier on AOA: Photos from Albany Tweed Ride 2013


Thanks for spreading the good word! Will we see you on bikes this year?

Don't forget your helmets this year! Love the hats but your heads aren't as protected:)

Thanks for your expression of care, Lola, but American adults today don't forget helmets. That'd be next to impossible with reminders from family, friends, neighbors, the media and other bicyclists that what we love is dangerous.

Sometimes it is fun to shed the gear and don fancy costumes as a reminder that we are a civilized bunch who can share roads without conflict and look good doing it. I'll be wearing a helmet (and an ugly one at that), but I'll tip my lid to those opting to sport natty caps. After all, there is something worse than pedaling without a helmet--not pedaling at all.

Just got some gold tweed "color" anodized bars for my trail bike...hmmmm.

Hmmm....just wear a helmet please.

Ladies, gentlemen, please. Shall we have no more altercations on the question of helmet verses hat? Simply sport a stylish bicycle helmet cover like this one:

Can the organizers recommend a good spot/time for enthusiasts with little ones to watch and wave?

Helmets may be required for the street, but I'd say they could be safely doffed for a slow speed turn through Washington Park.

@Eric: I'd agree with that but the ride takes place on the road, from what I gather (starts at the Cheese Traveler, ends at Olde English).

Though if you want to read something funny (and sad), check CTC's preposterous article on how helmets pretty much shorten lives; awww logic, we hardly knew ye.

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