Albany Tweed Ride is an annual event in Albany Oregon. The ride takes place on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend. The event is part of the Historic Preservation Month activities in Albany, Oregon. The ride is organized and hosted by The Natty Dresser a full service menswear shop in the heart of Historic Downtown Albany, Oregon.
For 2020 the date is May 9th
2018 Albany Tweed Ride photo by: Oliver J. Anderson
Don your finest tweed attire and join us for a bicycle tour of Albany, oregon's historic districts. We will be stopping on occasion to talk about the historic buildings and sights along the way.
The ride ends at the Deluxe Brewery where they will be hosting their annual Vintage Bicycle Show and Swap Meet.
Food and drink will be available for purchase at the brewery. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch, as the brewery allows outside food.
Bring a cup, if it looks like it is going to be a warm day we will have a water break along the way.
Here is a story the local paper ran about our 2018 Albany Tweed Ride
tweed noun \ ˈtwēd \
Definition of tweed:
1. a rough woolen fabric made usually in twill weaves and used especially for suits, sportcoats, vests and caps.
2. tweeds plural, tweed clothing specifically : a tweed suit
First Known Use of tweed: 1841, in the meaning defined (1).
History and Etymology for tweed probably short for Scots tweedling, twidling or twilled cloth.