September 13th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · No Comments
There are just a few more days left to register in advance for the NYC Century Bike Tour.
On this tour you can ride up to 100 miles without leaving NYC! Choose the length of your itinerary depending on your level of comfort. Just a few more days to register at $65 non-member or $50 Transportation Alternatives member rate.
You can also register on the day of the ride at a higher rate.
To learn more, see:
June 11th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · No Comments
For those of you who were busy washing your hair and missed the last announcement, just a quick reminder about this weekend’s Big Apple Tweed Spring Soirée.
The event is this Sunday night, so the timing is perfect for those of you blowing back into town from your weekend at Martha’s or Coney.
Think linen, silk, cotton, seersucker or ~?~ and roll on over to the Penny Farthing in the LES for a classy end to the weekend! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many of you lovely folks to expect. $10 suggested donation.
June 6th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · No Comments
Despite the heat, it is technically still Spring, so… In celebration of Tweed achievements past, present and future, your presence is humbly requested at Bow Ties and Crumpets, The Big Apple Tweed Spring social event.
Where: Hosted in an intimate space at the The Penny Farthing, 103 3rd Ave, New York, NYC
When: Sunday, June 12, 2011 — we will be making merry with friends old and new from 6pm to 10pm.
At 7:30pm, Harris Tweed will present a 20-minute screening of “From the Land Comes the Cloth” – a tale of how love is spun into thread by the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barraa, to create fabric certified by Harris Tweed. The screening will be followed by a live Jazz performance by the hot and dreamy Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra.
As always, be appropriately clothed in your very best! Suggested attire is anything fun and vintage that helps beat the heat, i.e. linen, cotton, and seersucker, to name a few. Although your Tweed garments and fine steeds are not going to be showcased at this event, please make sure they are groomed and ready for our much anticipated Fall ride.
In true Big Apple Tweed fashion, our most distinguished guests will be rewarded with the following prizes:
• Grand Prize Raffle
• Most Tweed Spirited Lad or Lass
• Most Breath-Taking Accessory
Space is limited, so please RSVP to email@example.com with “RSVP” in the subject line.
Please, RSVP before June 10, 2011 to help us plan.
$10 dollar suggested contribution.
For more information, see http://bigappletweed.wordpress.com/, or post your question here!
May 25th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · No Comments
Who would want to miss an event with a name like this?
2011 Bicycle Fetish Day
Saturday May 28th, 2011
Havemeyer between Hope and Grand in BEAUTIFUL Williamsburgh, Brooklyn, USA!
Its a block party for your bicycle!!
Once again, the City Reliquary pulls out all stops for the best block party ever. Be blown away by the participants and events scheduled for this Bike Fetish Day, on track to be the biggest one yet in our 7 years.
Featuring vendors: Vaya Bags, Outlier Clothing, Dargelos, Nona Varnado, Talia Lempert and more. With tables from Advocacy types like: Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-a-Bicycle (w/ bike jewelry making workshop), IOBY (w/ a fun activity), NAG, and Bike New York
Awesome activities will include: Pimp your bike photo booth by Swimming Cities, GoldSprints, Bike pinata from Llaves Designs, Alleycat organized by Victor
Prizes for various bike categories (best Family bike, best homemade bike, shiniest bike AND MORE) will feature:
Cyclist outfittery from Outlier Clothing
Bag from Vaya Bags
T-shirts and tickets from Bike Film Festival
Tune-up from 9th St. Cycles
A gift from Bike Habitat tbd
A gift from Velo Brooklyn tbd
A gift from Nona Varnado, AND MORE!!
Rude Mechanical Orchestra
DJs Stacher & Tinseltown
And food. With an after-party to follow at the City Reliquary , 6-10pm.
Dont miss the blowout bicycle party of the month!!!
May 12th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · No Comments
April 28th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · No Comments
I won’t be able to make it, but if you go, could you submit some of your photos?
East Bay Spring Ride 2011
Spring is upon us! It’s time to ride through our fine Bay Area in the finest duds!
Come join your fellow tweedsters Sunday May 1st at 2pm for a lovely ride in the East Bay.
East Bay Spring Ride 2011
May 1st, 2pm – Jack London Square, Oakland
At 2pm we sally forth from Heinhold’s First & Last Chance in Jack London Square, Oakland. http://www.heinoldsfirstandlastchance.com/
Midway stop in Preservation Park for games and contests!
Ending with quality ales at a fine Oakland pub (location to be announced).
April 27th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · 2 Comments
Here is one idea for a casual city cycling outfit.
What do you recommend or what are you wearing this season?
April 9th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · No Comments
For the Moonlight Ride this Saturday night at Prospect Park!
Ride begins at 9pm at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, for a leisurely night tour of Prospect Park at night.
Dress accordingly, as Spring seems to have lost its way!
Skaters welcome, too!
For more details, see: http://times-up.org/index.php?page=moonlight-ride-prospect-park
April 1st, 2011 · Marie - New York City · 2 Comments
While the next NYC Tweed Ride isn’t until the fall, the tweediest people in town are currently making a push to build up their Facebook page to keep riders updated on all things tweed.
If you “friend” Big Apple Tweed in the nest few hours/before April 1, 2011, you will be entered to win a British Fish and Chips dining affair at “A Salt & Battery” in Greenwich Village!
I do say, now!
Last year's NYC Tweed Ride
March 25th, 2011 · Marie - New York City · 2 Comments
Bike tickets in the news AGAIN!
Has anyone ever gotten a speeding ticket on their bike?
This morning I’m hearing reports that the NYC police were giving bikers tickets for going faster than 15 miles per hour in Central Park, but those tickets were recently revoked with apologies to the ticketed bikers.
There is, however, a speed limit in the park, and it is apparently 25 miles per hour.
Happily, I don’t think I’m at risk to be ticketed, with my crappy and inefficient bike…