Thanks for a divine day!
The 2016 Tweed Ride was a smashing success. We thank all who participated, and those who sponsored and partnered with us. Cheers, until next year!
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
In the spirit of “The Golden Age of Bicycles,” BikeWalkKC cordially invites you to attend in the seventh annual Kansas City Tweed Ride – Velocipede & Tweed Indeed! Please join us on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 at Cliff Drive, Kessler Park in Kansas City, MO for an afternoon of sophisticated social revelry upon the most marvelous machines ever devised by man.
Suggested Donation $15
($25 for couples or $35 for families)
Our Sponsors & Partners:
Sponsor Tweed Ride!
Help us make this fun event a big success.
Sponsorship options are now available.
We will congregate at the Colonnade at the intersection of St. John Avenue and Gladstone Blvd. at 10 a.m., with the ride to commence at approximately 11 a.m.. Dress in your finest turn of the century era wools, tweeds, silks and argyles*. Riders, and their machines, will have the opportunity to be judged and awarded prizes based on appearance, authenticity, originality, and creativity.
Tweed Ride Attire
Fashionable vintage street clothing is encouraged but not required. Steampunk is also welcome. Raid the attic, scavenge the thrift shops, dust off the sewing machine – but no spandex, please!
Tweed Ride Bikes
Vintage, antique, or vintage-inspired decorations are encouraged, but all bikes are welcome!
Tweed Ride Food
Don’t forget to pack a picnic! We will stop at the Kansas City Museum for a refreshing pause, live music, and prizes. Bring a blanket and lunch.
Tweed Ride Activities
The Kansas City Museum will provide docent-led tours at 10:30 a.m., immediately after the ride, and at 2:30 p.m. Explore the renovations in-progress, and check out their newest exhibition, In the Line of Duty: A History of the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department. FREE and family-friendly.
Our route will pass through one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods of turn-of-the-century Kansas City with regrouping locations allowing for fine refreshment. The length of our journey will be approximately five miles and at a speed of the most casual nature. This is about style not speed, elegance not exertion. This is to be considered a family affair to be enjoyed by the young and old alike. We encourage you to bring your own picnic fare enjoy at a designated stop along the route. We are considering a prize for the most creatively clever picnic portage contraption!
Most of the route is car-free, but there will be some portions in mixed traffic on quiet residential streets.