Train Trip to SLO Tweed Ride May 15

San Luis Obispo gets into the swing of spring with a Tweed Ride this Sunday May 15, 2011. Meet up at 12:30 at Triangle Park, take a rambling roll through town then enjoy leisurely lawn games, contests for best mens and ladies attire, and other festivities.

In case you don’t know,  on a Tweed Ride cyclists are expected to dress in traditional early 20th century attire (tweed, wool, knickers, hats, moustaches, oxfords, etc). Any bicycle is acceptable for the ride, but classic vintage bicycles are highly encouraged and all efforts to make the ride into a time warp are appreciated. Some Tweed Rides even prohibit cyclists in modern attire like lycra and jeans.

If you’re traveling from points south, arrive in grand style with other cyclists by train!
Take the 799 Pacific Surfliner train on Saturday or Sunday at 10:15AM in Santa Barbara, or 9:35 AM in Ventura, arrive in San Luis Obispo at 12:45PM. The spring wildflowers will be spectacular.

Book at least 3 days in advance through to receive a 20% discount on your Surfliner fare! You must also reserve a spot for your bike, though friends in SLO will be providing a few bikes.

Return trip is the Starlight train 11 leaving SLO at 3:20PM, arriving at 6:17PM in SB.

Registration & more info on Bici Centro website

See photos from our Leprechaun and Tweed Rides March 2011 night (the day ride tended toward leprechauns since we were in the St Patricks Day Parade). We did Tweed Rides in February 2010 but they were basically rained out so while some folks did ride in the rain, we didn’t get any photos.


One Comment on “Train Trip to SLO Tweed Ride May 15”

  1. Lori says:

    Don’t bring your bike on the train unless it’s a folding one. The return trip on Coast Starlight does not allow bikes that aren’t boxed and charged an extra $15. Folding bikes can be carried as luggage.

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