Tweed rides are an international phenomenon, where cyclists shun the traditional spandex in favor of knickers, vests, jackets, dresses, high heals and goggles.
Because the ride falls at the end of June and takes place in Sacramento it's going to be a seersucker ride, since tweed is too warm.
Seersucker, being that puckery light fabric, is perfect for summer rides. In keeping with the turn-of-the-century vintage look I checked modcloth.com for options, this dress would be appropriate. Ideally I'll find a pair of light blue seersucker shorts and wear a lacy white button-up top.
I also want a pair of crocheted riding gloves from Effie's Heart and a yellow straw hat.
For the picnic I'm planning:
- cucumber sandwiches
- raspberry lemonade
- a goat cheese platter with pears, apples and crackers
- prosciutto wrapped basil and mozzarella
- pretty table cloth and fresh flowers in a vase
For more information about upcoming tweed/seersucker rides check out the Sacramento Tweed blog or the SF Tweed blog, or whatever major city you're closest to, if you don't have a tweed ride, start one.