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Washoe County Tweed Ride

Washoe County Tweed Ride

Washoe County Tweed Ride October 13, 2019

The Truckee Meadows Bicycle Alliance is excited to once again bring this fun, fashionable, and family-friendly bike event to Washoe County. On October 13, 2019, we are hosting the Washoe County  Tweed Ride! What is a tweed ride, you ask?

A tweed ride is part group bike ride, part costume party, part tea ceremony, and all fun!

Don your most dapper digs and hop on that velocipede, penny farthing, or safety bicycle. You won’t want to miss our second annual, family friendly Washoe County Tweed Ride. Fashion, food, drinks, music, and fun are all on the schedule. Get your tweed (or other historical styles or steam punk or whatever is comfortable) ready and make a plan to join us.


Wondering where to go for the event? Use one of the two following maps or click the links below for Google Maps links.
Overview Map for 2019 Tweed Ride
Route and Location Overview Map for 2019 Tweed Ride

2019 Tweed Ride Parking Map
Parking and Check In Location Map for 2019 Tweed Ride

Google Maps Links


  • 1:00-1:30 – Check in at Sierra Water Gardens
  • 1:30-1:45 – Tweed Ride to Idlewild
  • 1:45-2:45 – Steam Punk Tea party and lawn games at Idlewild
  • 2:45-3:00 – Tweed Ride back to Sierra Water Gardens
  • 3:00-5:00 – Tweed Party at Sierra Water Gardens – Food, drinks (cash bar), music (the The Sierra Sweethearts), raffles, and fashion contest.

Fashion Contest Categories:

  • Most Dapper Duke/ Duchess of Tweed (best overall outfit and bicycle combo)
  • Best Dressed – Skirts/ Kilts
  • Best Dressed – Pants/ Bloomers
  • Best Dressed – Family (at least one parent/ guardian and at least one child)
  • Best Beard/ Mustache
  • Best Bicycle
All proceeds benefit local cycling advocacy and events!

Musical Entertainment

We are excited to one again bring you the musical stylings of the Sierra Sweethearts!

The Sierra Sweethearts Northern Nevada’s premier all-woman ensemble, the Sierra Sweethearts. With sparkling vocal harmonies, sizzling instrumentals and rather frequent outburst of laughter and silliness, these gals always entertain!

Group photo the members of the band Sierra Sweethearts

Gentleman in Tweed Ride outfit standing with penny farthing.

Get your tickets!

Tickets start at $15 and are available by clicking here!

All regular paid tickets receive a custom Tweed Ride mug. We also have a few upgraded tickets that come with limited edition Tweed Ride swag!

20% discount on Tweed Ride style at the Nest!

The awesome folks over at the Nest (at 201 Keystone Ave) are offering a 20% discount on clothing, accessories, and bikes (very limited availability) for Tweed Ride participants.

Want to take advantage? Just show up and mention the 2019 Washoe County Tweed Ride.

The Nest Reno logo.

Special Thanks!

We couldn’t bring you this event without the support of the great folks from The Hytch at Sierra Water Gardens. If you haven’t been to this venue before, you’re in for a treat! Talk to the folks at The Hytch about organizing your own one of a kind event at this one of a kind venue in Reno on the Truckee River.

Logo for The Hytch at Sierra Water Gardens

Interested in how our 2019 kick off event was organized? Read on…

Starting Location: The Depot (325 E. 4th)


  • 10-Noon: Meet at the Depot to receive a map and begin your self-paced ride to Victorian Plaza in Sparks.
  • Noon-2: Tweed Party at the Plaza with food, music, and fun!
  • 2-4: More self-paced exploration of 4th & Prater.
  • Attire: Tweed, Victorian, steam punk, or any other historically-themed attire.

Style Contest Categories:

  • Best Dressed: Trousers/Bloomers
  • Best Dressed: Skirts/Kilts
  • Best Beard/Moustache
  • Best Bicycle

Musical Guest: The Sierra Sweethearts

Tweed Ride Flyer on a Bicycle

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