Tweed Ride Toronto this Saturday
Story by Jenna Campbell
You don’t have to be old enough to smoke pipe tobacco to join. The event welcomes cyclists of all ages and abilities. “So raid that value village, find your vintage threads and come out for an amazing cause.”
The event is a fundraiser for Bikes Without Borders, a charity that uses bikes to empower and provide mobility to developing communities.
Registration opens at 1:30 p.m. on Queen Street near the gates of Trinity Bellwoods Park. The “Grand Ride” departs at 2:30 p.m. and will tour Toronto’s historic neighbourhoods. There will be a break mid-ride for “high tea” and the event will finish at Firkin on King pub.
There will be prizes, a silent auction and music by DJ Amanda Raygun.
The 2009 London “Tweed Run” was what sparked vintage cycling culture and “tweed rides” and “tweed runs” in cities across the world. London Tweed Run photographer Matt Shaw will be attending Toronto’s ride.
Individuals can register and donate here.
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