Based on the latest metrological data we believe there exists a very safe window of opportunity to proceed with the ride this morning. Our event should conclude around 2:00 p.m. The threat of severe weather is forecast for much later in the afternoon and evening. Velocipede & Tweed Indeed – The Kansas City Tweed Ride will be held as originally planned and scheduled.
In the spirit of “The Golden Age of Bicycles” the Groody Bros. Bicycle Restoration Project cordially invites you to attend in the third annual Kansas City Tweed Ride – Velocipede & Tweed Indeed! Please join us on Saturday, April 14th, 2012 at Cliff Drive, Kessler Park in Kansas City, MO for an afternoon of sophisticated social revelry upon the most marvelous machines ever devised by man.
We will congregate at the Colonnade at the intersection of St. John Avenue and Gladstone Blvd. at ten in the morning, with the ride to commence at approximately eleven o’clock. Dress in your finest turn of the century era wools, tweeds, silks and argyles*. Riders, and their machines, will have the opportunity to be judged and awarded prizes based on appearance, authenticity, originality, and creativity.
Our route will pass through one of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods of turn-of-the-century Kansas City with regrouping locations allowing for fine refreshment. The length of our journey will be approximately five miles and at a speed of the most casual nature. This is about style not speed, elegance not exertion. This is to be considered a family affair to be enjoyed by the young and old alike. We encourage you to bring your own picnic fare enjoy at a designated stop along the route. We are considering a prize for the most creatively clever picnic portage contraption!
There will be numerous photographic opportunities for those of you who dabble in the art. The scenery and architecture along the course are of the highest quality. After the event we welcome you to submit your work for display on this site.
Complete details for the event are still being worked out. We welcome your suggestions and participation in the planning process.
Contact us if you wish to volunteer, donate prizes or become a sponsor. Please feel free to direct your comments, suggestions and inquiries to TweedRideKC@gmail.com . Any and all R.S.V.P. to this address would be greatly appreciated so that we might properly prepare for you.
Please refer to our “Frequently Asked Questions” page for more details of the event.
*Fashionable vintage street clothing is strongly encouraged, no spandex please!