2015 Route / Directions

Hi Riders!

Below is the route we will be taking on Saturday. Should there be any changes, we’ll announce them prior to launch. We’ve added a little shout out to our sponsors as well: Briar Vintage, Trophy Bikes, and Philadelphia Salvage – THANK YOU!!

  • Briar VintageTurn left onto Waterworks Dr
  • Turn right onto Aquarium Dr
  • Turn right
  • Turn left
  • Turn right
  • Sharp left toward Kelly Dr
  • Turn right onto Kelly Dr
  • Slight right onto Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
  • Turn right onto N 21st St
  • Turn left onto Winter St
  • Philadelphia SalvageSlight right onto Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
  • Turn right onto N 20th St
  • Turn right onto Arch St
  • Turn left onto N 23rd St
  • Turn left onto Pine St
  • Turn left onto S 18th St
  • Turn left onto Walnut St
  • Turn left onto W Rittenhouse Square
  • Turn left onto Pine St
  • Turn left onto S 7th St
  • Turn left onto W Washington Square
  • Turn right
  • Turn left
  • Trophy BicyclesTurn right
  • Turn right onto S 7th St
  • Turn left to stay on S 7th St
  • Turn left onto S 3rd St
  • Turn right onto Brown St
  • Turn right onto N 2nd St
  • Turn right onto Spring Garden St
  • Turn right onto N 7th St
  • Turn right onto Green St
  • Turn right onto 6th St
  • Turn right onto Spring Garden St
  • Turn right onto N 20th St
  • Turn left onto Fairmount Ave
  • Turn right onto N 22nd St
  • Turn left onto Aspen St


2015 Philadelphia Tweed Ride Information

2014 Philadelphia Tweed RideGreetings! We’re looking forward to a great ride on Saturday, the 14th. Unlike last year, the weather should be quite lovely.

As usual, our meeting place will be the Philadelphia Water Works, located near the Art Museum. If you are driving in a need a place to park, consider the lot near Rembrant’s Pub and the Eastern State Penitentiary.

We’ll start to gather around 11 a.m., with a projected launch at noon, after a welcome message and a group photo.

We’ll continue on to Rittenhouse Square for a stop to dance with the Lindy Hoppers.

Then it’s onward through the city to Washington Square Park for our picnic. Make sure you vote for your favorite snappy lass and dapper gentleman during our picnic stop.

We’ll then continue on through to Olde City and say hello to our sponsors Briar Vintage and Trophy Bikes. This year we’re also pleased to welcome Philadelphia Salvage back as a sponsor.

We’ll conclude the day’s ride at Rembrant’s Pub for the after party, starting around 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

2014 Tweed Ride Route


I’m happy to announce our route and schedule for this year’s ride. As we did last year, we’ll start gathering at the Fairmount Waterworks between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 1st. Don’t forget to sign-in with our planners to get your spoke card, raffle ticket, and ballot. Bring a dollar or two for our charitable cause. At 12 Noon, we will launch!

Our planned route for this year is as follows:

  • Ben Franklyn Pkwy to 20th St. Photo Op in front of The Franklin Institute.
  • Around Logan Circle then Right on 19th St.
  • Right on Arch St.
  • Left on 23rd St.
  • Left on Pine St.
  • Left on 18th St.
  • Left on Walnut Street. Stop at corner across from Trinity Church.
  • Dismount and walk to center of square. Dance with the Lindy Hoppers!
  • Remount. Continue south on 19th St.
  • Left on Pine St. Continue across town. Left on 7th St.
  • Picnic stop at Washington Square.
  • Remount. Go North on 7th St.
  • Right on Chestnut St.
  • Left on 3rd St. Dismount at Market and walk towards Arch for photo op with our sponsors, Briar Vintage & East River Bank. Ring your bells!
  • Left on Arch St.
  • Right on 5th St. Race through the tunnel!
  • Right on Brown St.
  • Right on 2nd St. Ring bells for our sponsors on 2rd St. – R.E.Load Bags!
  • Right on Spring Garden St.
  • Continue to 7th St. to Toast the Ghost of Poe at the Edger Allen Poe House. (Very fitting!)
  • Continue on Spring Garden St.
  • Right on 20th St.
  • Left on Fairmount Ave.
  • Right on 22nd St.
  • Left on Aspen St. and lock ’em up!
  • After party at Rembrandt’s!

See you on Saturday!

2014 Philadelphia Tweed Ride Is a Go!

We’re happy to announce that we have a date for the 2014 Philadelphia Tweed Ride – November 1st!

We’re really good about keeping our Facebook page updated with the latest – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tweed-Ride-Philadelphia/131930280190471. Please “like” us to find out what we’re up to.

Meanwhile, we’re firming up the details and particulars.

As of now, we’re happy to announce that Rembrant’s will host our after-party. For information about Rembrandt’s, including directions, please visit their website.

Parking is always an issue in Philadelphia so we’re also happy to share that there is a public lot across the street from Rembrant’s. The daily rate is $13.

We’re also finalizing the route, which should be very similar to last year’s. One new feature of the ride is a more lengthy stop in Rittenhouse Square to give riders an opportunity to shake a tail feather with the Philadelphia Lindy Hop group.


Philly Tweed Spring Outting, May 2013

Photos from the 2013 Spring Outing

On May 19th, the Philly Tweed Ride group held a spring ride event, “The Spring Outing.” Featuring picnics and a vintage baseball game with the Athletic Baseball Club of Philadelphia, this was the inaugural spring event; the start of what we hope will be a new tradition.

Below are a few photos, provided by a participating cyclist.

Philly Tweed Spring Outing, May 2013

Philly Tweed Spring Outing, May 2013

Philly Tweed Spring Outing, May 2013

Philly Tweed Spring Outing, May 2013

Philly Tweed Spring Outing, May 2013

Philly Tweed Spring Outing, May 2013