Tweed Ride PVD – Join us on April 28th!

Dust off your your vintage, your tweed or your most dapper or daring wear  – tune up your bike and get ready for the first Tweed Ride PVD!


The RISD Museum has partnered with Greater Kennedy Plaza to bring our fair city a Tweed Ride of its own. As part of the opening of  Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion a new exhibit at the museum celebrating the dandy spirit in all its many forms- the tweed ride will bring the spirit of the show into the streets as part of this bike parade/high tea/celebration event!

Tweed Rides are an international phenomena that began in London in the early 1990′s and now take place in cities across the world (pictures!). Tweed Ride PVD will be our time to celebrate all that is craft/fashion/bike with a grand parade through the streets, a high tea at the Steel Yard and a old-timey, full fashion celebration at the RISD Museum.  Full schedule below:

9:30AM  Tweed Ride PVD registration begins in Burnside Park by the statue of the stately General Burnside. Coffee available from the wonderful Joedega truck

10:30AM- Take to the streets! Bike parade through Providence.

11AM- High tea at the Steel Yard

1-5PM – Celebrate at the RISD Museum with cocktails, music, bike displays, celebrity judges + contests, food trucks, fun, and free entry to the Men of Fashion show.

Open to all ages and abilities! Tickets to ride are $10 each (and include tea & treat); $5 for students with valid ID. To register:

Exhibition information:

Sponsors and Partners: The Providence Tourism Council, Legend Bicycle, Circle A Cycles, Spiffy Gents, Recycle-A-Bike, Cleverhood, East Coast Greenway, New England Bike-Walk Summit, New England Builder’s Ball and more to come!