Speeding my bike along the lake was the perfect way to commute to the Tweed Ride on Saturday evening at Tempe Town Lake.
When I arrived I saw a group of well dressed lads with their bikes near the entrance of the park.
The weather had been warm all day, but at the 5:30 p.m. meeting time, the breeze was just right for wearing tweed!
People gathered with their bikes for photos taken by Ryan Guzy, of Tempe Bicycle Action Group. We know the bike activist group in Tempe, as T.B.A.G.
Finally the ride began!
Someone bellowed, “Off to Robbie Fox’s Public House!”(Remember to practice bicycle safety and use a bike light or two after dark.)
A line of cyclists took off down Mill Avenue towards the first destination.
The group chimed bells throughout the ride signaling we were on our way.
At a stop light, near Mill Avenue and Fourth Street a man in a large white truck asked about the bike group. Someone quickly explained about T.B.A.G. The man nodded as he told us to “be careful”!
Robbie Fox’s had a few tables on the patio reserved for the crew. We all locked up bikes behind the patio.
The next stop was Canteen Modern Tequila Bar, which did not require a ride- just a short walk, as it neighbors Robbie Fox’s.
I sat at the bar for a quick shot of pineapple infused tequila, which was recommended by the bartender.
The group enjoyed a cocktail or beer while chatting and getting to know the newcomers.
After a few drinks and socializing, prizes were awarded for the best dressed and other categories.
Then the signal was given to move on to the next location, Casey Moore’s Oyster House.
The sun went down and everyone needed to use bike lights and attach extra reflectors. While crossing the street, one cyclist pointed out an instance when bikers should wait for a car speeding by.
Once the crew had all showed up at Casey Moore’s, Ryan took a group shot. Although it was difficult to see in the dark, he did a great job!
Upcoming bike ride:
- If you missed this ride and that makes you sad, check out the Mustache Ride on March 10.
- Check out the Facebook event information here.
Photos by: Lauren Fach and Ryan Guzy
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