Tweed and Bikes were a Perfect Combo!

Guelph’s first ever Tweed Ride, held Oct.1, was a great success! Despite the threat of rain, 30 very dapper and mostly tweed clad individuals came out to cycle, enjoy the fall colours, and enjoy a drink and conversation at the brewery.

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The event was organized by the Guelph Hiking Club, Guelph Coalition for Active Transportation, and Ned Coates, a Guelph citizen who is passionate about trees, tweed, and cycling.

We started off at the Arboretum, and despite the threat of rain, the participants kept on joining in. We even had a couple of families from Kitchener, one with their Dutch cargo bike.

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Along the way, we had a tour at the University of Guelph’s Bike Centre, where anyone can go and repair their bike along with the volunteers on hand.  We had some yummy apple cider and treats and then kept moving.

We felt, for a while, while going down Gordon Street and some side streets, that we were “King of the Road,” for a change.

img_20161001_144946img_20161001_142309img_20161001_145207We ended the tour at Royal City Brew Co. where there was plenty of time for a brewery tour and conversation.  Here we handed out prizes, to the best dressed male and female, as well as best Vintage Bike.

Thanks to Royal City Brew Co., Speed River Bicycle, Speed River Paddling, and Wike for your generous prizes.

Can’t wait for next year!

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