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May 1st Tweed Ride!


May 1st Tweed Ride!

Time: May 1, 2011 from 1pm to 6pm
Location: Red Lion English Pub
Street: 4749 N. Rockwell (not Lincoln Park!)
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Event Type: social, ride, tweed, bbc
Organized By: Carl
Latest Activity: May 8, 2011

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Dress in your finest tweedy gear (or at least Sunday best), strap a picnic basket on your steed, and let's ride! This promises to be a delightful spring ride, and if you're not familiar with this part of the city, you'll be quite chuffed at the charming sights along the way.


Everyone who arrives in appropriate garb, receives a commemorative hub shiner or basket medal, handmade from leather. Spandex queens and hipster bores shall have none.


We will meet at a dandy English establishment - the Red Lion - for some pastys and chips. It's BYOB, so be sure to have your picnic basket packed for the journey. (there is a libation vendor at Rockwell and Lawrence, and a green grocer -Harvestime- one block west of there) Then at 2 o'clock sharp, we shall ride leisurely through urban countryside, over hill and dale, to a delightful place where we shall nosh and drink from our baskets! Along the way, shall be more parks, Chief O'Neills, a stroll on a riverside boardwalk, and then finally rolling into the Anglo-friendly Globe (with whomever managed to get out of O'Neills). Those who need to return to the starting point, but are too exhausted, may shuttle their steeds on the Lincoln bus.


Here's a map of the general route.




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Comment by John on May 8, 2011 at 8:07am
Comment by John on May 8, 2011 at 1:11am
Comment by John on May 7, 2011 at 7:28pm

The nice folks at the Red Lion posted some pictures as well -

Comment by Slow Bicycle Society on May 4, 2011 at 3:09pm

What a GREAT day! Thank you all for a lovely ride. And such beautiful documentation from Ron, Megan, Ash, Lisa and Alan and all.  Nice!

Hope to see you all soon, Sarah

Comment by Lisa on May 3, 2011 at 5:36pm
Oh wow, Ron's pictures are amazing!
Comment by MeganK on May 3, 2011 at 2:08pm
Love the photos Ron. I have to stop frowning in photos, geez. I see that big wheel pedals persisted after I left.
Comment by April on May 3, 2011 at 1:20pm
Wow!  Ron's photos are gorgeous!
Comment by Carl on May 3, 2011 at 1:05pm

Professional photographer Ron Wu was on the ride, and took these lovely photos!


Comment by April on May 2, 2011 at 11:44pm

Here are two more pictures to add to our collective album.


Comment by Carl on May 2, 2011 at 9:54pm

Yay Megan! the vids capture the fun!

Lisa, nice sepia effect!

Good stuff....

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