Need to fix up your victorian costume? Michael Lilliquist and I want to get a group to visit the Ragfinery for costume upgrades. Ryan Tabb writes: Currently, the workshop is arranged to provide time slots for customers to sign up in half hour increments, but we could restructure the workshop and reduce the cost. For […]Read more "Who’s in for Vicky Upgrades at Ragfinery?"
I bought Jesse this wool mackinaw from MacKayes on Main St today. Where do you like to get your old wool clothes? Please share soon because a lot of us need a wardrobe update for the upcoming Tweed Ride!Read more "Update your wool for the season"
Some of you have probably met this couple .Read more "Not all of us are so classy | Daily Mail"
Finally made a flyer! Half-page flier PDF I would like to thank Megan Carroll who drew the bicycle and cyclist for the flyer. She responded to my query for help in The Bellingham Artists Guild group on FB. Pick up fliers on my front porch.Read more "Tweed Ride Flyer available"
I will print out fliers Wed morning. Please pick them up from my front porch. Contact me so I can let family know who might stop by.Read more "Starting point: city hall"
Victor Roeder, son of Bellingham’s founder, Captain Henry Roeder, built this fine home. We’ll meet here to begin our ride. The first thing I notice is, where’s all the trees? I’m very happy there are so many more trees in the neighborhood. But when it was built…how close was his nearest neighbour? The second thing […]Read more "Victor Roeder’s Home"
The Victorian Cyclist blog writes: The primary function of cycling clubs in this period was weekend ‘club runs’, in which members would spend an afternoon going for a group ride, typically between twenty and sixty miles out into the British countryside. Central to these ‘runs’ were stops for food and liquid refreshment at pubs and […]Read more "Victorian Cycling Clubs"
Greg has been on previous Bellingham Tweed Rides. Here’s an awesome ride he made himself. He writes: I wanted to build a steampunk themed bike for awhile. But not gawdy, with a bunch of trinkets and such. I felt there were certain details that would make it steampunk. Brass, copper, swoopy lines, old-timey. The bike […]Read more "Greg’s Awesome Steampunk Bike"
While a tweed ride encourages you to find your grand-parents era clothes, just dressing for a Sunday outing is fine. Face painted mustaches and and a bow tie will work. A cotton blouse with any amount of lace will be fine. You may bring a tea cup, or a wicker basket. Bring some sugar cubes […]Read more "Hardcore for Tweed is Not Necessary"