Kansas City Tweed Ride – Velocipede & Tweed Indeed commenced on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 at the Colonnade in Concourse Park in historic Northeast KCMO for a day of sophisticated social revelry upon the most marvelous machines ever devised. Sixty-three riders from tall to small enjoyed beautiful sunny skies and genteel company on a slow-and-stylish spin through historic Cliff Drive and the Pendleton Heights and Scarritt Renaissance neighborhoods. We finished our day with picnicking, live music, and friendly competition for best costumes and bicycles.

Photographers David Anderson, Jeff Arnold, Jason Ebberts, and Jeff Langlois volunteered their time and considerable talent to capture our 2019 memories for posterity. Find pictures from previous events on our Flickr and on the Velocipede and Tweed Indeed Facebook page!

Photo Credit: Jason Ebberts
Photo Credit: Jeff Langlois
Photo Credit: Jason Ebberts

Cheers and thanks to our sponsors and partners from 2019 Kansas City Tweed Ride!

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! 

Enter the costume contest to win fun prizes!

Tweed Ride Bikes

Vintage, antique, or vintage-inspired decorations are encouraged, but all bikes are welcome!

Prizes for truly vintage bikes and retro-style bikes!

 Tweed Ride Food

It’s a picnic party! After the ride, we return to the Colonnade for a refreshing pause with live music and entertainment. Whether you pack the silver tea service or peanut butter and jelly, don’t forget your blanket and lunch!

 The Route

Our route passes through one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods of turn-of-the-century Kansas City with regrouping locations allowing for fine refreshment. It is approximately five miles at a speed of the most casual nature. This is about style not speed, elegance not exertion. This is a family affair to be enjoyed by all ages.

Most of the route is car-free, with some portions in mixed traffic on quiet residential streets.

The Colonnades at Concourse Park in Historic Northeast Kansas City.