Spring Seersucker Ride Details!

10am
Begin: Crocker Park, 2nd & O Street, lawn sports (pack a Frisbee), photos, and more while our crowd gathers.

11am 
Ride departs!

Stop one: Leland Sanford Mansion, 800 N St, Sacramento, CA 95814. Pack a lunch for our outdoor picnic in this historic and charming Sacramento location.

Final stop: Bike Dog Brewing Co, 2534 Industrial Blvd #110. Bring cash for local brew and your ID, this is our final stop.

Website: 
http://sacramentotweed.org/

Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/534956886520489/

Twitter:
@SacTweed

Sacramento Spring 2015 Seersucker Ride!

Lads & ladies: Please mark your calendars & dust off your penny farthings!

The Sacramento Spring 2015 Seersucker Ride will politely pass through Sacramento on Sunday, April 26th in all its Spring splendor. Like last Fall, your planning committee is selecting three stops that present Sacramento’s loveliest elements. Beginning with lawn sports at the park while we gather at 10am, the ride will leave at 11am for a picnic lunch stop at a historical and charming Sacramento location, and then conclude in the afternoon at a local watering hole. Your route scouts will ensure the most pleasant and scenic route, so that riders of all ages and skill levels, including wee ones, may participate.

***This is a FREE event***

Sacramento Tweed Ride Fall 2014 Details!

Meet: McKinley Park, Rose Garden (Alhambra & H Street side) at 10am, ride departs at 11:00.

Stop 1: Ella McClatchy Library – lemonade (provided)

Stop 2: Camp Pollock – picnic lunch (do pack a lunch)

Stop 3: Old Sacramento – Back Door Lounge – We will be live tweeting our whereabouts on Twitter at: @SacTweedMore: We will be meeting at the McKinley Park Rose Garden, which is a stunning place for a stunning boutonniere. DIY Video here: http://www.howcast.com/videos/185747-How-To-Make-a-Boutonniere

Fun news! After leaving the McKinley Park Rose Garden, Sacramento Tweed Ride Fall 2014′s first stop will be at the Ella K. McClatchy Friends Public Library. Please join uson the back patio for a refreshing lemonade.

Remember to pack your picnic lunch to enjoy at Camp Pollock, Sacramento Tweed Ride Fall 2014′s second stop after leaving the McKinley Park Rose Garden, and the Ella K. McClatchy Friends Public Library.

There will be plenty to see at our final stop, Old Sacramento, which will conclude our Fall Ride. For those who want to celebrate, the Back Door Lounge will be expecting us. For those with children, there will be fun options all around!

The Fall Tweed Ride is Almost Here!

Please join us for the fall 2014 Tweed Ride!

When: Saturday Nov 15th
Time: Meet at 10:30 depart at 11
Location: McKinley Park (Alhambra & H Street)
in the rose garden street side.

 

A poem of Harris Tweed written by Janet Hunter

I met a man in Harris Tweed

As I walked down the Strand;

I turned and followed him like a dog

The breath of hill and sea and bog

That clung about that coat of brown,

And suddenly, in London Town,

I heard again the Gaelic speech,

The scrunch of keel on shingly beach;

The traffic’s never-ending roar

Come plangent from a shining shore;

I saw the little lochs where lie

The lilies, white as ivory;

And tumbling down the rocky hills

Came scores of little foaming rills,

I saw the crofter bait his line,

The children herding yellow kine,

The barefoot woman with her creel,

The washing-pot, the spinning wheel,

The mounds thrown up by patient toil,

To coax the corn from barren soil.

With buoyant step I went along

Whistling a Hebridean song

That Iain Og of Taransay

Sang one enchanted day.

I was a man renewed indeed

Because I smelt that Harris Tweed

As I went down the Strand.

Spring Tweed Ride is Right Around the Corner!

The Festivities shall commence at East Portal Park, located at 1120 Rodeo Way, near L Street, at the Most Respectable hour of 10 (ante meridiem) This Saturday May the 10th.
Inquiring minds may ask, why, Sirs, do you insist upon 10 A.M.? To this we shall reply, that after a Most Thorough and Scientifically Sound analysis of the Diurnal habits of the Native Tweed Rider (Herringbonius Velocopedus), our Team of Experts have determined that they require increased social interaction, along with the quaffing of a plethora of potables and a variety of victuals. As Naturalists, we desire to create as close to a Natural Habitat for these delicate creatures as possible. With this in mind, we propose that the Tweed Ride should begin with a Brunch Picnic! The picnic will last from 10 A.M -12 P.M. and give those slightly more Nocturnally-inclined individuals of the species time to catch up with us. So please BYOB (Brunch)!
From 12 P.M – 1 P.M., we shall ride like the wind!
Well… a Slow, Polite, and Jolly Wind, anyway.
Our Great Adventure shall conclude around 1 P.M in Fremont Park. Not-So-Coincidentally the very same location and time that Check-in begins for Ride and Seek, the Bicycle Treasure Hunt, as well as the Bicycle Swap, and the Bicycle Film Festival! It’s also in close proximity to our Dear Friends at Hot Italian!
Isn’t it amazing how these things work out??
In addition to these Natural Wonders, a special Prize of Achievement shall be awarded to the Brave and Intrepid Soul who attempts to participate in ALL THE BICYCLE EVENTS of the day! The proceeds of which shall be donated to the Home for Wayward Orphans afflicted with that dread disorder known as FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).
Yours Truly and Sincerely,
Miss Xenobia BumblyButton

Post-scriptorium: As always, the Tweed Ride is absolutely Gratis (free)! The Ride and Seek Event prices are listed at their website: http://www.mastermindhunts.com/2014-ride-seek-sacramento-ticketing . Trust us, it’s worth it!

Drum roll, please…
There’s a crisp edge to the air as the faintest hints of Fall are upon us…time to break out the Tweed and join us Saturday, September 28th for the Fall Tweed Ride!
Because the Sacramento Fall Tweed ride will serendipitously coincide with Farm to Fork Week, we are planning on adding a little local fare into our bike baskets!
We will meet at 11 am in Southside Park (at the corner of 8th and T).
…Did we mention that some of the best cappuccinos in Sacramento are mere seconds away at Insight Coffee Roasters? Indeed. You might want to plan on stopping there to fuel up with a cuppa before the ride!
After some meet-and-greet pleasantries, we will be winding our way towards the Midtown Farmers’ Market to pick up any picnic perishables to add to our scrumptious spread of goodies. Once we’re fully stocked, the serious business will commence with a picnic at Crocker Park, across from the Crocker Art Museum.
After the family friendly picnic has put a little strain on those Tweed jacket buttons, we will head to the Starlight for an after-lunch digestif or two.
For the brave-of-liver still game for more, we will end our day at the Bonn Lair Pub for a consummately English hour of pints and darts!
We hope to see you there!

Thank you!

Thanks to all who participated in the Spring Tweed Ride!
We had a fantastic time and got some great inspiration for the next ride! Oh, and did I mention that in between being the Tweeder-in-charge and herding cats, Brian Clifton took about 1000 pictures?? Stay tuned for a selection of the best of them…
If you haven’t already signed up for our email list, please do so that we can send you details about the next Tweed ride. You can also find out details and see fabulous pictures on our Facbook page: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/534956886520489/
 
Thank you to Bill Maynard at the Fremont Community Garden, Doughbots Donuts and Old Soul coffee for their generous donations, the Back Door Lounge, Matt at Camp Pollock, and Hot Italian! :-)