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Portlanders display need for tweed at annual ride

Posted by on April 8th, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Portland Tweed Ride - 2013
Southeast Portland resident Paul Jeffrey
stands next to a vintage penny-farthing at the
Tweed Ride on Sunday.
(Photos: Will Vanlue)

The fourth annual Tweed Ride was held on Sunday, and it appears to have been yet another smashing success. Despite the threat of downpours throughout the day, a very healthy turnout proved that this ride has become a well-loved tradition here in Portland since it was first held in 2010.

This year’s ride began in Mt. Tabor Park, wove through southeast Portland to Wilshire Park for portraits (taken by a vintage camera), then ended up at Velo Cult in Hollywood for post-ride drinks, live music, dancing, and socializing. I wasn’t able to make the ride, but thankfully there was some truly excellent photographers and videographers on hand.

Former BikePortland contributor Will Vanlue snapped some photos:

Portland Tweed Ride - 2013
Portland Tweed Ride - 2013
Portland Tweed Ride - 2013
Portland Tweed Ride - 2013

And local video pro (and bike touring advocate) Russ Roca of Path Less Pedaled put together this gorgeous video:

Thanks to all the volunteers who organized this year’s ride!

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  • Erinne April 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    (It’s actually a replica pennyfarthing, fyi. But sooooo neat nonetheless.)

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  • Erinne April 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    And BIG thanks to the organizers for a putting on a great ride yesterday! And the weather deity for making the skies mostly agreeable.

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  • Anne Hawley April 8, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Lovely, lovely video!

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  • dwainedibbly April 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I just got an idea for an awesome pennyfarthing longjohn cargo bike!!

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