Tweed ride in Tucson?

Ian posted this link http://www.tweedpdx.com/ in one of the site’s comment section hoping someone would start a tweed ride here in Tucson.

I’ve been thinking that it might be cool if Tucson had its own tweed ride, but didn’t know where to start.

What do you think? Should we start one? Should it be associated with the Tuesday Night Community Bike Ride, or should it be its own event?

Where does one even get tweed these days?

Let me know what you think in the comment section.

18 comments
g durree
g durree

Does everything have to be "Tucson" in this town? A real tweed ride would be great. I think we could celebrate an event that wasnt tied to panchos and pinatas without the world ending as we know it.

g durree
g durree

Does everything have to be "Tucson" in this town? A real tweed ride would be great. I think we could celebrate an event that wasnt tied to panchos and pinatas without the world ending as we know it.

Jay Rochlin
Jay Rochlin

More possible themes: Serapes and Shorts Panchos and Pinatas Boots, Bottoms, and Bikes Clunkers and Cowbells However, the tweed ride sounds great. But I don't know whether it's "Tucson."

Jay Rochlin
Jay Rochlin

More possible themes: Serapes and Shorts Panchos and Pinatas Boots, Bottoms, and Bikes Clunkers and Cowbells However, the tweed ride sounds great. But I don't know whether it's "Tucson."

Tucson Velo
Tucson Velo

I like the idea of a Doc Holiday/Tombstone ride. Adding a little southwest flair to make it our own.

Tucson Velo
Tucson Velo

I like the idea of a Doc Holiday/Tombstone ride. Adding a little southwest flair to make it our own.

Pam
Pam

Scott, I like your idea, too. What about a Rodeo Ride? Bikes could be decorated to look like horses, and cows, that would be hilarious! Or you what about copy-catting this cool rattlesnake that Austin Bike Zoo built? A new fundraiser for BICAS, perhaps? http://www.austinbikezoo.org/

Pam
Pam

Scott, I like your idea, too. What about a Rodeo Ride? Bikes could be decorated to look like horses, and cows, that would be hilarious! Or you what about copy-catting this cool rattlesnake that Austin Bike Zoo built? A new fundraiser for BICAS, perhaps? http://www.austinbikezoo.org/

Pam
Pam

I'm still laughing about Ignacio's question. I don't know how these tweed rides got started aroung the states, but it amuses me. Is it because tweed suits were the norm when bikes became popular in the lated 1800's? If you are going to start one in Tucson, you better get started soon, or we will be beyond the tweed season. Haunt the used clothing stores for tweed jackets and suits. Y'all come out in your tweed and I'll be there with my camera! ;-D

Pam
Pam

I'm still laughing about Ignacio's question. I don't know how these tweed rides got started aroung the states, but it amuses me. Is it because tweed suits were the norm when bikes became popular in the lated 1800's? If you are going to start one in Tucson, you better get started soon, or we will be beyond the tweed season. Haunt the used clothing stores for tweed jackets and suits. Y'all come out in your tweed and I'll be there with my camera! ;-D