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Cycling Thu Sep 30 2010

Summer Closes with Tweed

Already there are signs that an icy doom is fast approaching. There are pumpkins out at the farmers' markets, there's a chill in the morning air, and the daylight is becoming a scarce commodity. Yes, summer's last gasp is wheezing out, but this is the best time of the year for a bike ride. The cool breeze carries away the sweat, the air is easy to breathe, and one can wear their tweed. Wait, tweed?

Yes, tweed, the rough wool fabric that looks so dashing with a pipe and handlebar mustache is the cloth upon which one of the more interesting group bike rides pivots (or slides upon).

This Sunday, October 3rd, the BBC is hosting its last summer Tweed Ride in Forest Park, leaving from O'Sullivan's Public House (7244 W. Madison, Oak Park) at noon. The ride will meander along the Illinois Prairie Path to the Sheldon Peck homestead for a picnic. Participation is free, but helmets and sharp woolen outfits are recommended.

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