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So, finally the clouds parted – the sun was shining and the temperature wasn’t bone chilling.  This past Saturday was our winter Tweed ride  which was a fantastic success.  I’m guessing there were close to forty riders eagerly wanting to get back on their bikes.  Prior to the Tweed ride, I hadn’t ridden my bike in five days b/c of the ice still coating the side streets of where I live.

Beginning at Cup o’ Joe in the Short North we then hit off to Franklinton Cycle Works.  We hung out, I took more photos, and had coffee and fruit that was donated by Green Bean Delivery.  On to German Village we rode.  Every Tweed ride, we have a group photo at Schiller Park.  This group photo was one of my favorites taken b/c of the snow covered grounds.  It set a nice tone to our ride and of course, the picture.

Thanks to everyone who joined in on the ride.  I think everyone had a wonderful time.  One of the things I absolutely love about bikes and social bike rides is how it brings people together and how it creates friendships.  I notice that immediately and it puts a smile on my face.

Another Tweed ride will happen in the Spring so stay tuned.  Enjoy the photos

Be safe and keep riding.

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Our Annual and successful Tweed Ride Columbus ended with a bang.  It was actually a lot hotter than everyone expected.  With Columbus weather, I guess you never know what the hell to expect from March – June!  It was a glorious day.  I, unfortunately had to miss most of Tweed due to unexpected apt. troubles however, I did show up at the end and with so many people loving the Tweed Ride, it kind of pulls off by itself now, which is great!  Here are some wonderful pics that my dear friend Mary Rathke took.  Thank you to ‘Tip Top’ for treating us kindly!

Enjoy and keep riding!

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Sorry about my lack of recent blog posts.  I’m the Safe Routes to School Coordinator here in Columbus and I’ve been extremely busy walking/biking kids to school.  Setting up police presentations as well as end of the year bicycle rodeos in all the schools.  So, until the very end of May, if you haven’t heard from me… this is why 🙂

This Sunday is our Tweed Ride Columbus.  It will be our third tweed ride and people are stoked.  The weather looks to be glorious for us.  We will meet up at the corner of Goodale Park and we’ll begin our jaunt, doing a slow and leisure three mile ride.  We will pull over at Schiller Park for our usual group photo and the hop back on and end at The Jury Room for tweed appropriate cocktails.

Get those mustaches, knickers, and monocles ready!  If there are new folks joining which there are, here are some photos of other city Tweed Rides to show you how folks are dressing:

Keep Riding!

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More and more women are showing off their femininity when riding their bikes rather than the racer perspective.   We need more and more of that.

My friend Will took some really chic photos of his wife and neighbor riding this past weekend.  Thanks, Will.

Nothing like riding the new Main St. Bridge with the city as the backdrop.

I don’t know this woman however, she’s beautiful and so is her gorgeous, accessorized bicycle…that I want badly!  You can’t tell me that if more women dressed this way, the stigma of ‘sweat’ and ‘recreation’ would be drop off at the waist side and ‘feminine’ and ‘acceptance’ WOULD finally happen.  More and more women here are riding and dressing for their destination which is what we need to continue to reinforce.  I hope this woman joins my newly formed ‘Two Wheels n Heels’ riding group that’s just been expanded from Cleveland 🙂  More to come on that.

More pics of this beautiful woman and her bicycle:

Seriously, when you see a bicycle like this – how do you NOT want to ride??  She needs to join the Tweed Ride Columbus coming up May 6th!

The man and woman above, I spotted them, well their bikes from five blocks down and we all ended up riding around the Topiary Gardens off of Town St.  I stopped them and obviously drooled over their bicycles which have been shipped from the Netherlands (obvious).  I told them about the Tweed Ride Columbus coming up May 6th and I really hope they’re able to join.  I’d love to officially meet with them and talk more.

The upright bicycles really show off style over speed which is what the Slow Bicycle Movement is all about.  Enjoying the journey and looking good, too!

Keep riding!

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Photo taken by Ulises Cruz from our most recent Tweed Ride.  This is what women look like on bicycles.    Imagine this photo with 30 more women on bicycles!  We ARE the influential factor of bicycling.  I want photos like these with more and more ladies and smiles.  It WILL happen.


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Yesterday was our bi-annual Tweed Ride Columbus.  Wind gusts were between 15-30mph however, that didn’t stop 30 of us dashing Tweed fans to hop on our bicycles and enjoy a 9 mile route throughout Columbus.  It was a perfect Fall afternoon as we rode through four unique neighborhoods (Short North, Downtown, Old Town East and German Village).  We ended our ride at the very fitting, Brothers Drake Meadery and indulged in some locally made Mead.

Be on the lookout for up and coming information about our Holiday Festivus Ride – it’s gonna be wacky!


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