How much fun was that! Gorgeous and sunny Florida winter weather, outstanding tweed fashions, abundance of red lipstick and waxed moustaches, and some truly unique vintage bicycles all came together at world famous St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club for yet another Tweed Ride through our beloved downtown St. Pete.
Approaching almost 400 participants, this year’s event was definitely one for the books and by many accounts the best one yet! We started by munching on a plethora of delicious scones lovingly prepared by chef Dan Schmidt of Eat This! fame, washed them down with hot tea, and headed out for a ride through downtown ringing our bicycle bells and waving at many smiling pedestrians. As always, a group photo was taken at the waterfront park, and we headed back to Shuffleboard Club for some delicious bourbon cupcakes and a tweed cake by Kimberly Wetherell of the Friday Shuffle Snack Bar, refreshments generously provided by brewers extraordinaire at Cycle Brewery, and jazz music by legendary Buster Cooper and his band.
Below are a few photos from the event, and you can see the entire album on our Flickr here.
If you never participated in this event, you really should – it truly is one of the great ones that make this city such a cool place to live! You’ll end up counting the days until the next one – we know we are!