Get your bike! Dress in your finest tweeds and join us on Sunday, Sept 30, 1-3pm, for a leisurely 7km ride through the quiet streets and trails of Guelph. Admission is free!
For our ride, we’ll meet at the Arboretum Centre and bike toward the University of Guelph Campus, enjoying the beautiful fall colours. We’ll stop at the University Bike Centre for refreshments, then ride through University Village on the way to the beautiful Royal River Trail. We’ll make a brief refreshment stop at the historic McCrae House, then we’ll finish the ride at the Royal City Brewing Company, where we’ll celebrate the “spirit of a bygone era”, where cycling was more than just for sport.
Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes, such as those for the best dressed male and female as well as the coolest bike. While all bicycles are acceptable, vintage bicycles are encouraged. Sponsors included Speed River Bicycle, Wike, Royal City Brewing Co., Speed River Paddling and Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation. This event is being hosted by the Guelph Hiking Trail Club.
Tweed Rides are a worldwide sensation that started in London in the fall of 2009. The organizers thought that it would be fun to have a slower paced “cosmopolitan ride with a bit of style.” So they dressed in tweeds and rode their bikes through London streets. Now Tweed Rides exist from Tokyo to Finland!
Please meet at the parking lot Arboretum Centre, College Avenue East, at 12:45 for registration and to sign a waiver. Ample bike and vehicle parking is available across from the Arboretum Information Centre.
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