Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Going for a Spin at the 4th Annual Fall Tweed Ride Minneapolis
I first learned about tweed rides a year ago when I stumbled upon a blog with pictures of the Minneapolis, Minnesota Fall Tweed Ride. It really was the coolest concept, and I soon found myself watching videos of tweed rides around the world. I thought this would be the perfect avenue (clever) for my pieces. I could try out new ideas, making one offs for riders, and even sponsor a ride perhaps!
This past Saturday I was able to provide the riders of that original ride I learned about, 45 Izzy Lane tweed accessories, as well as pieces for the best dressed.
It was great to meet through email Tim Navarro of Tim+Thom, twin designers and tailors who specialize in tweed designs and work out of the You and Me shop at 2114B Lyndale Ave S Mpls, MN 55405.
I put together a package for them, and off they went. An assortment of tweed accessories, made from ethical Izzy Lane British tweed.
I attached them to little cards that pictured my British bike on one side,
and a little tweedy cycle message on the other:
I loved that the boys used some of the hair clips and the Honour bobby pins on their lapels (named after Original Maids of Honour cakes in Richmond, England- also where the tweed is from.)
Thank you so much to Dave Kapell and Sveta Kovalchuk who graciously allowed me to use their photos of the ride on my blog. Check out their route from Facebook:
Today is the Day!!! Check in is 5:45 & riding out promptly at 6:15.
5:45 - 6:15
#1: MPLS ROSE GARDEN : 4124 Roseway Rd MPLS, MN 55409
#2: THE MALT SHOP : 50th St at Bryant Ave So MPLS, MN 55419
** Most Dapper Gent (nominate & vote)**
7:20 - 7:50
#3: NORTHBOUND Smokehouse Brewpub : 2716 E 38th st. MPLS, MN 55406
**Most Fetching Lass (nominate & vote)**
8:15 - 8:45
#4: PAT"S TAP : 3510 Nicollet Ave MPLS, MN 55408
**Special: Tall Grass 8bit - $2, Helmets = $2 Hams
9:15 - 9:45
#5: DEVIL'S ADVOCATE : 89 S 10th St. MPLS, MN 55402
**Special: $3 House wine & Rail drinks
10:00 - 10:20
#6: STONE ARCH BRIDGE MPLS, MN
10:30 - 11
#7: ERTE : 323 13th Ave NE MPLS, MN 55413
11:30 - 12:00
#8: ELI'S EAST : 815 E Hennepin Ave MPLS, MN 55413
12:15 - Close
#9: GINGER HOP : 201 E Hennepin Ave MPLS, MN 55414
**Special: $5 Jamison anythings & Dance the night away!
Sponsored by YOU & ME & MUSA MN