Twin Cities Tweed Ride 2022

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Twin Cities Tweed Ride 2022

Grab your bike and some vintage threads and join us for a leisurely bike ride through Twin Cities historic districts!

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James J. Hill House 240 Summit Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55102

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About this event

Please join us for the 2022 Twin Cities Tweed Ride!

October 8th, 2022, starting at 10:00 AM

Together we'll bike through some of the most scenic and historic areas of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Vintage (1880s-1930s) fashions are encouraged but not required.

Presented by the Minnesota Historical Society and following program partners:

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The ride will kick off at the historic James J. Hill House with bike marshals from Farmstead Bike Shop, our program partner. Participants can gather for lawn games and refreshments anytime starting at 10:00 am, and the ride will commence at 11:00 am. (For those who aren't biking or would like to stick around longer, the lawn party at the Hill House lasts until 1:00pm!).

The full route will be around 12 miles and will proceed at a leisurely pace with stops along the way. Highlights include:

  • Summit Avenue, one of the best-preserved stretches of Victorian mansions in the country.
  • The route will cross the Mississippi River Gorge at Marshall Ave, then take a scenic loop across the Northern Pacific Bridge #9 and back again over the iconic 1883 Stone Arch Bridge.
  • The ride will then stop for a break at the Mill City Museum, where participants can grab a bite to eat, check out the Mill City Farmer's Market, or explore historic mill ruins.
  • The ride will then conclude outside of the Hennepin History Museum and nearby Washburn Fair Oaks Park.

This event is FREE and open to all; admission to the James J. Hill House, Mill City Museum, and Hennepin History Museum not included.

The event is made possible by the generous help from following program partners: Farmstead Bike Shop, Hennepin History Museum, and Mill City Museum. Special thanks to Cafe Latte, for donating a portion of event refreshments.

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