The First Reno Tweed Ride

Jun 2, 2014 8 comments

A couple weekends ago, a group of 15 intrepid, tweed-clad cyclists gathered in Idylwild Park in Reno, and endeavored to ride their noble mechanical steeds through downtown, to the University of Nevada, Reno, campus, wherein these undaunted explorers would take repast upon the verdant promenade of this collegiate oasis.

And that was the Reno Tweed Ride.

It was ridiculously fun, and well attended, and we had such jollies we'll be doing it again in the Fall.

Despite my ambitious plans, I didn't make anything new for this ride. I wore mismatched tweed knickerbockers and a vest I found at the thrift shop, paired with some wacky argyle socks from Target, and my grandfather's flat cap. Here's my outfit (photo by MJ Fisher):

For the Fall ride, I fully plan to finish the sorta-Norfolk jacket pattern that was once my grandmothers, and put together the Wearing History "Smooth Sailling" trousers (they'll be bloused up into plus fours for the ride). I have quite a lot of work to do on scaling the jacket pattern, but the wool is waiting (just what I want to be working on in Summer, but if I don't, it certainly won't get done in time for Fall!)


  1. This looks like so much fun! Can I ask what kind of bike you are riding here? I'm in the market for a new one...

    1. It's a Giant Simple beach cruiser. Here's a link:

  2. You look awesome! Loving the short hair. Also.... I have those socks :) I wear them under jeans so no one ever sees them, but they make one feel pretty cool.. haha!

  3. Aaah, that looks awesome! Tweed and bicycles are such a good match!

  4. Great photos, what a fun time. I missed the tweed ride here and now I'm regretting it even more!

  5. How different from our 500-strong ride in London but looks just as fun! There is a Facebook group to share photos and reports from tweed rides all over the world, and I have shared your blog to it. Check it out:


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