You know what would look great with that blazer with the leather elbow patches? Your bike. At least it will at the Philadelphia Tweed Ride V, where participants dress in tweed jackets or pants or driver caps. Or all three.
The Philadelphia Tweed Ride, similar to London’s Tweed Run that encourages riders to wear traditional British cycling attire (you guessed it: tweed), will begin at the Water Works (located behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art) and will circulate throughout the city, stopping at Penn Treaty Park for a bring-your-own-picnic, then ending at Rembrandt’s in the Fairmount neighborhood.
Prizes for Dapper Chap, Snappy Lass, Marvelous Mustache, Magnificent Millinery, Stylish Steed and Picturesque Picnic will all be awarded.
Registration begins at 11 a.m., and all riders are asked to make a $1 donation (though more is certainly welcome) to Philabundance.
Heads up: the ride is unsupported, so you may be riding on roads with traffic.
Philadelphia Tweed Ride V
When: Saturday, November 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Ride begins at the Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive
Cost: $1 Donation to Philabundance
More info: www.tweedride.phlbikes.com