Continuing a San Diego tradition, we have a leisurely paced bicycle ride where the participants are encouraged to dress in classic tweed or any smart looking outfit. Any effort made to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is also appreciated. Any and all bicycles are acceptable, yet vintage "steel" is praised. Add some wicker baskets to carry your sundry goods and you'll fit right in.
This year's event will be in Downtown San Diego. The easy ride should take us from the East Village, along the waterfront and into downtown San Diego and the Gaslamp Quarter. It should be flat and easy for all skill levels and all ages.
The route is still being worked out but the start will be at the Mission Brewery in the historic Wonder Bread building at 1441 L Street San Diego, CA 92101. This gives us close proximity to the 12th Street/Imperial Avenue Trolley station, the many many bus routes into downtown and Petco's parking lot, (for those that will need to be hauling their bikes to the event.) Later that evening is the Holiday Parade of Lights on San Diego Harbor, for those that might want to stay for that as well!
Janis and the crew at Mission Brewery have confirmed and assured us that their venue is both kid-friendly and pet-friendly. Water and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought with you indoors without a problem. (They also sell bottled water and soft drinks.)
Greg Watson will again provide his unique talents to set the mood
Dang Brothers Pizza will help to warm the gathering with their wood-fired pizza
Dang Brother Pizza is proud to bring authentic, mobile wood-fired pizza to all parts of San Diego with our custom, 1974 American La France yellow pizza firetruck. This unique truck and wood-buring oven combine into the ultimate catering and pizza machine! The oven is imported straight from Italy, and built right into the back of our firetruck. We offer a tasty Neapolitan style thin crust pizza that cooks in less than 2 minutes at 800+ degrees. The result is a thin bubbly crust that is slightly charred on the outside yet chewy on the inside. Our dough is made from scratch daily and allowed to proof for 1-2 days before it ends up in our ovens. Our pizzas are topped with fresh and organic produce from local farms when possible to create a made-to-order pie that is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Our truck specializes in wood fired pizzas but offers full service catering options that include appetizers, salads, desserts, and hand crafted beverages poured right off of the custom tap on the pump panel of the truck.
This year's San Diego Tweed Ride encourages participants to use alternative transportation. We would like to demonstrate the viability of multi-modal transportation and the use of bicycles to that end. Rather than drive to the event, we are asking that, if possible, you use the SD Trolley, MTS Buses, Coaster or Amtrak Trains to get downtown. Our friends in Coronado are encouraged to use the ferry to join us for the Tweed Ride. Mission Brewery is an easy bike ride from the Santa Fe Depot, the many Trolley stops downtown and the ferry landings. If you do drive a vehicle, there is ample parking at the Petco Parking Lot right by the Mission Brewery starting point.