Portland Century - August 18th

Your guide to Saturday’s Tweed Ride

Posted by on January 29th, 2010 at 11:08 am

I snagged this from the
Goodwill a few days ago!

In case it has slipped your mind, don’t forget that this Saturday is Portland’s first-ever Tweed Ride. To guide you to utmost enjoyment of this affair, graphic artist, freak bike maker, and volunteer Tweed Ride promoter Gabriel Amadeus recently offered these pointers:

  • There are no dress or bike requirements. Show up in spandex, I don’t care. Yes you will probably be mocked.
  • Riders are encouraged to bring food, beverages, and merriment for sharing.
  • Tea and Crumpets will be provided by Black Sheep Bakery at a midpoint.
  • Adam Arnold will be judging the fashion show!
  • We’ll have cheap New Belgium beer for sale post ride at Backspace with proceeds benefiting Mercy Corps.
  • Les Triplettes de Belleville will be shown following the ride.


Tweed Ride Portland
Saturday, 1/30 at 11:00 am
Skidmore Fountain, Old Town

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    AaronF January 29, 2010 at 11:29 am

    After all this goes down there will be a great show at Backspace later in the Eve.

    Tha brilliant Leb Borgeson’s solo act Quiet Countries will be playing, always a pleasure.

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    Joe Metal Cowboy Kurmaskie January 29, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Fighting a cold but can’t miss the chance to dress my family in tweed and corduroy and look like a proper british gent. See you therre.

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    Rex Marx January 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I got my tweed jacket and pants at Value Village for $6.89!

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    KWW January 29, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I hope the weather cooperates, but hey, who doesn’t carry a waxed cotton rain cape with them?

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    Jim Lee January 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Must I eat a frog?

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    PDXaero January 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Is your bow-tie supposed to match your bartape or your socks?
    What a conundrum.

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    poppy February 1, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Please let’s do this ride again!

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