A New Tweed Ride Louisville for 2017
Tweed Ride Update
The 2017 Tweed Louisville ride will be held Saturday, November 11, @ 11 am starting at Vic’s Classic Bikes and traveling to Old Louisville for a group photo and then a picnic on the river at Waterfront Park.
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The 2017 Route
The 2017 Tweed Louisville route will depart from Vic’s Classic Bikes in the Highlands at 11 am and travel west on E. Breckinridge St., S. 3rd St., and Magnolia Ave. to Central Park in Old Louisville for a group photo in the park (3.0 mi.).
We will then travel north on 4th St. and east on Kentucky St. to Jackson St. traveling past Slugger Field to Witherspoon St. and River Rd. before entering Waterfront Park at the Tan & Turquoise parking lots for a picnic at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater on the river. (2.9 mi.)
The return trip to the Highlands will head west on E. River Rd. toward E Witherspoon St., continue onto N. Preston St., then left onto E. Market St., with a right turn onto Baxter Ave. and up the only incline of the ride (2.0 mi.).
The total distance traveled will be about eight miles.
Tweed Ride Louisville 2016
Saturday, October 15th, 2015
With a shortened name from the 2015 ride, the new Tweed Louisville ride was held on a very warm October day that started at Vic’s Classic Bikes. The ride featured a lecture on 390-million-year-old fossils and one-hour long nature hike at the Falls of the Ohio in Indiana where the group photo was taken, followed by a visit to the home of antique bicycle collectors in the Highlands for lemonade and cookies. 20 riders attended.
Louisville Tartan & Tweed Ride 2015
Saturday, March 14th, 2015
The first tweed ride in Louisville was a stylish, social, & short bicycle 14-mile tour that traveled past some of the city’s favorite landmarks. Under cool and cloudy skies, about 40 fashionably dressed cyclists started out in Central Park in Old Louisville and traveled to W. Main St., then crossed the river on the Big 4 Bridge for a pub stop for the awards ceremony, the ride eventually ended up being in the St. Patrick’s Parade in The Highlands and was capped of with a well-attended bar stop on Barrett Ave. afterwards.
Donations were taken for Falls City Community BikeWorks.
The 2015 Tartan & Tweed Ride photos are here.