Come ride your bike with vintage style
A Tweed Ride to Benefit Historic Northampton
Postponed until Spring 2024
Join us to celebrate the city’s past and present at our bicycle Tweed Ride sponsored by Historic Northampton and Friends of Northampton Trails.
Dust off your vintage threads and bring your trusty old bike for a family-friendly pedal of approximately 4 miles along Northampton's bike paths. Enjoy this century's bike paths in last century's style.
We will end at the newly restored 1805 Shepherd Barn at Historic Northampton for light refreshments.
Limited to 40. | Sliding Scale: $15 - $25
All registrants participating in the bike ride will be asked to sign a liability waiver.
Photograph of 11 Corticelli Street, Florence, MA, 01062, Howes Brothers Photographers.
Photograph of Tom Bolter and Fred Crittenden with penny-farthing (high wheel) bicycles. Gift of Clifford H. Lyman.
Photograph of 8 Conz Street (formerly Maple Street), Northampton, MA, 01060, Howes Brothers Photographers.
Photograph from an album belonging to Northampton photographer Frederick N. Kneeland.
Illustration from Ladies' Standard Magazine (April 1896 p. 5) from the book, Women's Shoes in America, 1795-1930 by Nancy Rexford, Kent State University Press, Ohio, 2000, p. 139, with Rexford caption "Bicycling costume consisting of a shirtwaist worn with a skirt that is combined with trousers in a single garment. The bicyclist is shown wearing cloth gaiters over ordinary shoes, a choice far more commonly illustrated than special bicycling boots."