Tweed Ride to be the bees' knees once again in St. Pete

click to enlarge Tweed Ride to be the bees' knees once again in St. Pete - TODD BATES
Tweed Ride to be the bees' knees once again in St. Pete

Tweed Ride 2015, everyone's favorite combo of bicycle riding, socializing and anachronising, will take over the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club again Sat., Feb. 28.

The leisurely bike ride through downtown St Petersburg invites all to show up wearing  tweed or other vintage clothing from way back when. Expect to see local young folks who barely remember audiocassettes — let alone Victrolas — gussied up like ladies and chaps before the first stock market crash. Accessories and fashions typically worn include derby hats, vests, pipes, glued-on curly mustaches (though most are real these days), petticoats, lace-up boots, stirrups, dresses from your great grandma's closet and various other pieces from the thrift store.  The ride has been called "the most fashionable event on two wheels." 

Doors open and registration begin at 2 p.m. Gather at the Shuffleboard Club for tea and scones and a game of croquet. Ride starts at 4 p.m. An after party 5-9 p.m. features music by the Cook Trio  and vittles catered by Eat This 

If you're not sure what a Tweed Ride is, check out this video by Eric Hunter, former CL Creative Director Todd Bates, Charlie Diaz and former CL writer Arielle Stevenson.

Tweed Ride 2013 from Charlie Doom on Vimeo.

Warning: There will lots of videos and photographs being shot before, during and after the ride, including a group shot, so participants may be videotaped and photographed. No Sean Penn attitudes, please!

Tweed Ride Premier Sponsor is Cycle Brewing. Other sponsors include Web Design by Wendy Scarpa OsuskyTodd Bates CreativeGreen Bench Brewing Co., Eat This!St. Pete Bike Co-opTwo Fold Bicycle Shop,  St. Pete Bike and Fitness and Craftsman House.

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