Thursday, June 2, 2011

What should you Ride?

The simplest answer is whatever bike you have, or can borrow, but please not one that you have stolen. The Alpena Tweed Ride (or any Tweed Ride we know of) is not a vintage or classic bicycle rally. It is a group of people getting together to have a fun, and relaxing ride. We ask that you attempt to dress up, but the style of bike is not important.
Buster Keaton riding a "Dandy-horse" in Our Hospitality

If you have a real or replica of a vintage bicycle, that would be great! A charming lady or dapper gentlemen on a classic steed would look awesome and really lend itself to the event, but it is not required.  The most important thing is for you to find something that you feel comfortable on, and will not mind riding a few miles.  If this means finding a new bike at a local shop, or at a garage sale (tis the season!) that is great. If this means bringing your well-worn road warrior or dusting off the one in the barn or garage, that is great too. We would just like to see you there!


In fact, unless you really know what you are doing and feel very comfortable on one, we would suggest leaving the Pennyfarthing or Dandy-horse at home. Let’s have a safe and fun ride!

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