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Less Cars, More Bicycles. Less Lycra, More Tweed.

Yesterday, DC hosted the First Annual DC Tweed Ride.  It was a great event that brought out more than 300 very dapper people to take a leisurely bicycle ride through the beautiful fall streets of Washington, DC.  The goal of the ride (for me at least) was to get people to think about bicycling not just as a sport or sweaty exercise activity but as a hip, stylish way to get around the city.  I believe that events like these are helping to rebrand sustainable transportation as fashionable, stylish and most of all, fun.  They play an important role in changing the attitude of the general public towards bicycling.

Here are some more photos of the ride from others who were there…

http://www.curatorofdcstyle.com/?p=1052
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimfulmer/galleries/72157622814972796
http://www.flickr.com/search/?s=int&ss=2&w=all&q=tweed+ride+dc
http://readysetdc.com/2009/11/16/dc-tweed-ride-dq-social-in-silent-film-photos/#more-7068

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