2018 U.S. Gran Fondo National Series, supported by Haute Route

The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride

March 17 2018
La Conner, Washington, USA
Join us in La Conner, among the daffodil fields of Skagit Valley, for a dashing bicycle ride with a bit of style. It’s a perfect place to be planted and a beautiful place to bloom. Tally-ho!
 
What is a Tweed Ride?
 
A tweed ride is a return to a bygone era in England when families would dress in their best clothing, assemble a picnic lunch, get on the train with their bicycles and go out to the countryside. Riding their bicycles home.
 
What would be better than a group ride among fields of daffodils in which the cyclists dress in classic tweed or any smart looking outfit. Any effort made to recreate the spirit of yesteryear is also always appreciated. Any and all bicycles are acceptable on the Tweed Ride. Its a smashing way to throw a party for all our cycling friends to celebrate the arrival of Spring.
 
Riders should expect a scenic route enjoyed at a slow pace, stops along the way with exceptionally evocative atmospheres, and plenty of time to socialize with other well-dressed, convivial cyclists.
 
It’s time to buff your leather, brush your corduroy, and hitch your chequered stockings… but remember TWEED is KING!
 
 
Routes: 13 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: A - Basically flat, no steep hills
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary
SATURDAY, March 26th
9:00AM-10:00AM
The Festivities continue in front of the La Conner Channel Lodge, located at 205 North 1st Street, at the most respectable hour of 9 (ante meridiem). 
 
At 10:00AM — SHARP!
We shall ride like the wind! Well… a slow, polite, and Jolly wind, anyway.
 
 
10:00AM - 2:00PM
We have been granted with a very horizontal riding surface. Many millennia ago, the ice age melted and produced miles of delightful riding. Alright the ice age had nothing at all to do with it, but there are plenty of smashing flat roads and beautiful scenery to savor. This will give you an ample amount of time to enjoy the ride.
 
11:00PM - 2:00PM The Picnic
After the photographs of daffodil’s are taken, you might fancy a picnic brunch mid way through the journey. Spread a blanket and enjoy a spot of tea and cookies. Perhaps a scone or lemonade? Maybe you’ll partake in a ripping good game of croquet or badminton?
 
2:00PM - 6:00PM The After Party
Our great adventure shall conclude around 2PM at the La Conner Channel Lodge. Not-so-coincidentally the very same location where we began and in close proximity to our Dear Friends at Hellam’s Vineyard where the hobnobbery and other diversions await! Isn’t it amazing how these things work out?
Costs

Admission is $10 or £6.83

Facilities
Free Parking
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: La Conner Channel Lodge, 205 NORTH 1ST STREET LA CONNER, WASHINGTON 98257
 
 
 
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Mar 17 2018 - EVENT: The Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride