The annual Tweed Ride is an opportunity to don your dapper best as you pedal through the streets of Portland on a relaxing 10 mile ride that intentionally rolls through shopping corridors like Mississippi Ave. and Alberta St. to showoff to the throngs of gawkers. People wave from their front lawns, stopped traffic is rather jovial and it’s an all-smiles day on bikes.
The Tweed Ride happens every April, which means most years that rugged woolen tweed helps keep the drizzle out. This year, however, presented a bit of a challenge with bright sunny skies and temps around 72.
Tweed Rides happen all over the world, and the Portland event seems to be growing in popularity with a very high compliance rate; those riders were looking quite dashing last Sunday!