The Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow: Leprechaun & Tweed Rides March 4 & 12

Leprechaun bicycle

Originally uploaded by Anders B.

After all this rain and even snow around here in good old Ventucky, we’re ready for the rainbows and the Leprechaun & Tweed Rides this Friday March 4 and the St Patrick’s Day Parade Ride Saturday March 12!

So find your tweeds and get your leprechaun on!

Ventucky Tweed Rides February 5 & 6

East Bay Tweed Ride, June 5th

February 5 is the First Ventucky Tweed Ride!

Originally uploaded by Theremina

Meet 5:30pm
Artists Union Gallery, CA St & Ventura Beach Promenade
Ride 6pm
To Art Studios & Galleries
Socialize 8pm
Laurel St. Gallery

Join Dapper Lads & Lasses in finest tweeds & gowns for a jolly ride about town on our two-wheeled steeds! No lycra, jeans, or modern garb please! Prizes for Dandies dressed most ingeniously! Bring your own device for portage of libations & money for hooch.

We ride every First Friday!

Saturday Feb. 6 is the weekend ride for February–TWEED TOO! Meet at 2pm at the City of Ventura Mainenance yard at San Jon Road and Chrisman Ave for a quick jaunt around town publicizing the Angels & Saints/Seven Deadly Sins Fashion and Variety show that night in the Elks Lodge on Ash and Main!

So yes it’s another Tweed Ride, but with a Saints and Sinners Twist. Will you have a halo? Wings? Devil horns?

The Fashion & Variety show starts at 8pm and runs until 10pm–and the show includes special guests like Art Predator on a bikergo riding down the runway! Tickets are $15 or $25 for VIP: Fashion Week Ventura 2010 benefits AIDS Project Ventura County (APVC), a program of Ventura County Rainbow Alliance . Some of us plan a ride over to join other cast members and friends at the Thursday Feb. 4 Fashion Week Kick-Off Party with live music at Candlelight. Let me know if you want to go and we’ll figure out the logistics.

See Tweed Ride examples here:

The Tweed, Moxie & Mustache Ride Meets 12:30pm Nov. 21 LA Union Station

According to organizers,

A reunion of wool, bare knees, slanted caps and facial hair – the Tweed, Moxie & Mustache Ride awaits you on Saturday, November 21st, hosted by C.I.C.L.E. Chaps and dames will enjoy this cheeky ride through the Art Deco highlights of Downtown Los Angeles.

Uniting at Union Station as the those in the 1920’s would have, we will ride in our finest garb through the oldest streets of our fine city and arrive at Royal Claytons English Pub, a gin mill of sorts, to have some whoopee and award prizes to our contest superlatives.

We’ll meet at Union Station in front of the south courtyard and conclude with an option to stay for a post-ride hooch (aka adult beverage) at Royal Claytons Pub. This ride is the bee’s knees!

Contest Categories include:
Best Facial Hair
Best Period Outfit
Best Common Bike and Tweed Pairing
Most Graceful Mount and Dismount

Ride Details:

When: Saturday, November 21 at 12:30pm. Tour starts at 1:00pm.

Where: Meet at Union Station in front of the South Courtyard. 810 N Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Who: You, your friends, in your finest cycling garb.

What to Bring: Bring plenty of water and a snack too. A bicycle in good running order (please have your bike inspected and tuned at least once a year at your local bike shop). All participants under 18 must wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 9 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem, or other safe child-carrying device. Please equip your bike with a white headlight and red tail light.

Urban Expeditions is a program developed by C.I.C.L.E. that works to grow bicycling by inviting everyday people to come out and experience the joys (and the benefits) of city bicycling. For more information about Urban Expeditions visit Urban Expeditions is made possible with support from REI. For more information contact C.I.C.L.E. 323.478.0060, or email info (at)

Get your tweed on! Sounds like fun!