This is the spot for Calgary’s Annual Victoria Day Tweed Ride, where cyclists of all levels are encouraged to dress in tweed and explore the city in a leisurely fashion. Tweed rides are becoming more and more popular with the first ever Tweed Run taking place in London in 2009 and they now are taking place among a number of cities worldwide.
All money raised at this years Tweed Ride will go to support Bicycles for Humanity.
Bicycles for Humanity sends used bikes to developing countries. Their work supports grassroots projects that improve access to healthcare, education, water, food and employment through the provision of sustainable transportation.
The ride will start at the Sunalta Community Centre (1627 10 Avenue SW), across from the Sunalta C-Train station. Registration will begin at 2:00pm with complimentary tea (supplied by The Naked Leaf) and pastries (supplied by Sidewalk Citizen Bakery and Pascal’s Patisserie). We will then begin the ride at 3:00 sharp!
We will be stopping at the Simmons Building at the ‘approximate’ half-way point for lemonade, cookies and a limited number of bike bells being offered by East Village in the Experience Centre. We will also be taking a group photo here so be sure to look dandy!
The finish will be at the Oak Tree Tavern (124 10 Street NW) with live music, beer garden, prizes and raffle (supporting Bicycles for Humanity).
The ride itself will be approximately 15km in length on fairly flat terrain and will be at a leisurely pace.
To register or for more information please visit www.tweedrideyyc.com