Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wheelmen and Wheelwomen,
On behalf of Dandies and Qauintrelles and all of our faithful volunteers, I would like to thank you for your interest and commitment to participate in D.C.'s first Tweed Ride. We have over 200 folks registered for tomorrow's event! I'm overjoyed with the response to the announcement of this tweed ride! I look forward to seeing everyone in their finest Sunday leisure attire and alongside their prized bicycles! We have a great team of volunteers ready to help with those who have registered and those who will be registering tomorrow morning! Everyone will need to report to the registration table to sign a release form and to provide important information regarding emergency contacts. Expert photographer, Steven Cummings, has his studio prepared for a portrait of each and every rider! We want to encourage everyone to have their photo taken before the ride. We're set up to make this happen as smoothly as possible! Portraits will be made available for purchase to everyone. All proceeds will go to Arts for the Aging!
Please note that we will not send all riders out at one time! Riders will be sent along their way in groups to number no more than 25 to prevent blockage to others sharing the streets with us. I'm sure the excitement amongst cyclists before the ride could cause some to be confused and anxious but do not worry about missing a specific start time. This ride is about the beautiful simplicity and enjoyment of cycling from one place to another in style and grace. This day is about the beauty of pleasure, good taste and interest in noble causes! Our hope is that everyone arrives at the designated destination in great health and good fashion.
Most graciously yours,
Sir E. Channing