I was overjoyed to see people in costume! They looked fabulous and old fashioned. And I was even happier to lend them retro cruiser bikes to go along. We looked authentic. Eleven people gathered at Community Spokes and started our journey towards old Simpson street in Fort William. Out through the rear of the campus, we took the bike path to Confederation College for a photo op in the trees and by a wigwam that we found. Then we headed to the Balmoral Street, crossed the bridge onto Forest and zigzagged our way to Northern Avenue. Just before we got there we stopped for another photo op at an old rundown building near the river. We followed Northern to Simpson and moseyed over to some brick storefronts. At last, we snapped a few and started to head back.
Regrettably, the pedals, which I failed to properly attached, came off of one of the bikes. I road that one home Fred Flintstone style, but we made it safely. The cars were nice to us. There was lost of waving, smiles, and no angry honks.
Here's lookin' forward to Halloween Ride, and possibly another Tween Ride in April. As it turns out, we may host a Gender-Bender or Drag Ride during September next year to coincide with Disorientation week. Tweed Ride will have to find a new annual date. See you then!
See the photos here.