A Metropolitan Bike Ride with a Bit of Style

Bicyclists clad in tweed line up on their bikes at Rugby's Tweed Run in New York City
Stylish Girl Drinking Tea with Skateboarding Guy

Tea drinking gentleman and stylish girl at rugby in new york city

Stylish Gentlemen at the Rugby Tweed Run hosted by Ralph Lauren

A Group of Gentlemen Playing Instruments at the Tweed Run Hosted by Rugby Ralph Lauren

A Penny Farthing Bike at New York City's Tweed Run hosted by Rugby Ralph Lauren

Two Stylish Riders at Rugby's Tweed Run in Manhattan

A Man and his Dog at the Rugby Tweed Run in NYC

A Girl Rides her bike through New York City

Riding Through Manhattan in the Rugby Tweed Ride

Cyclists at the Rugby Tweed Ride in Manhattan

A Stylish Female Cyclist at the Rugby Tweed Run in NYC

A Coat and Number at the Rugby Tweed Run in NYC

Cycles at the Rugby Tweed Ride in Manhattan

A Bike at the Rugby Tweed Run in NYC

Cyclists at the Rugby Tweed Ride in NYC

Cyclists at the Rugby Tweed Ride in NYC

Teacups at the Rugby Tweed Ride

This past Saturday, I donned my finest attire and rode through Greenwich Village to the 3rd Annual Tweed Run. Described as a “metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style,” the Tweed Run encourages participants to dress up in their best English cycling gear (think knickers, posh hats, and of course, tweed!) and enjoy tea, scones, group rides, and dancing.

Ralph Lauren Rugby sponsored this year’s event, which was held at their store on University Place. Everyone had a great time, gawking at the man who rode his penny farthing, dancing with the handsome white poodle and sipping tea as onlookers passed by, often looking confused.

(Since we were just a few blocks away from the Occupy Wall Street protestors at Washington Square Park, one bewildered tourist asked, “Is this a protest?”)

– Laura



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