Heels on Wheels Ride Saturday, May 31

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For more information, LIKE Heels on Wheels on Facebook and JOIN the event.

 

Bicycling Has a New Look…and it’s Fashionable!

1459267_10153526183540512_307627863_nThe second annual Vintage and Tweed Ride was Saturday in Decatur and traveled through Decatur Station, Oakhurst, Kirkwood, and Adair Park and was sponsored by Houndstooth Road, Square Foot, KenBikeLaw, and Marlay House. About 100 fashionistas donned their best tweed or vintage gear and bicycled to town to gather as a group for this social bike ride. The pace was leisurely, well signed for you to follow easily, allowed for stops at numerous local businesses, and traveled on quieter neighborhood streets for most of the route and was enjoyed by families of all ages. New trends like this illustrate the comeback that cycling is making as an option for the entire family for recreation and leisure, regular transportation, and as a social group activity. After all, everyone remembers how to ride a bike, right? Pre- and post-ride festivities included gathering to register at Square Foot on the Decatur Square where we enjoyed a day-of discount, and being part of a group photo, and refreshments at the Marlay House.

Enjoy our facebook photos from the event, which was attended by two staff from Active Living and other city departments.  Click here for more photos and information about the annual event.

Two FREE Bicycle Events in Decatur This Weekend

There are two cyclist opportunities this weekend in Decatur.

On Saturday Decatur Active Living has partnered with Cycles And Change to offer a workshop for cyclists from noon until 1 pm. The workshop is designed to give the cyclist quick and easy strategies to prevent injuries and to improve performance, recovery and mobility. It is presented by Michael Guthrie, former therapist for a Hong Kong Physical Therapy Clinic. The session is free, but please register at http://cyclesandchange.org/programs/class-registration.

The second annual Vintage and Tweed Ride is on Saturday – check in is at 1:30pm at SQ/FT on the Decatur Square and the ride begins at 2 pm. Sponsored by Houndstooth Road, the ride will be a 5-6 mile scenic route through Decatur neighborhoods and everyone will be dressed leisurely, tweedy, and stylish. Click here for more information.

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Tweed & Vintage Ride is Saturday!!

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Join Houndstooth Road for the Tweed & Vintage Ride this Saturday.  Check in is at 1:30pm at SQ/FT and the ride begins at 2 pm. All levels of riders are welcome. Wear your best Vintage or Tweed and join in the fun!

For more information, click here.

Heels on Wheels Anniversary Ride: Saturday May 25th

 From Jae Schmidt at Houndstooth Road:

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR HEELS on WHEELS ANNIVERSARY RIDE: SATURDAY MAY 25TH 8:45AM

Please join us for a leisurely, fun, and festive Heels on Wheels (Sadie Hawkins style) anniversary ride beginning at Houndstooth Road with morning refreshments and rolling over to Oakhurst, Kirkwood, and back to Decatur in time to enjoy the Decatur Arts Festival. We will have a couple of stops along the route including a bite for those interested. Ladies are invited to bring along a friend, date, children, or pet! Our friends at the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Decatur Active Living, and Brooks England will be supporting the ride.

We have much to celebrate after our first year in Decatur and being the first Georgia bicycle retailer featured in Momentum Magazine! 

To celebrate we will be offering special sales and treats on the day of the event exclusively to participants.

Sounds like loads of fun and a great way to start off your Decatur Arts Festival Weekend!

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Join us for the Houndstooth Autumn Tweed & Vintage Ride

Houndstooth  Road and Decatur Active Living invite you to join us for an Autum Tweed and Vintage Ride on Sunday, November 11. Hop on your two wheels and join us for a lovely autumn afternoon with kindred spirits. Gather at the new Sq/Ft Boutique at 149 Sycamore Street in Decatur by 1:30pm and we will depart at 2pm on our journey to Oakhurst and Kavarna for a warm beverage and then we will return to downtown Decatur to end our ride at The Marley House  located at 426 W Ponce de Leon Ave.

You are encouraged to dress in the spirit of the occasion with your finest autumn tweed or vintage looks. Let’s have fun and show Decatur some stylish pedaling!

Gentlemen, you can find some ideas for your dress here.

Ladies, you can get some great ideas here .

Photos from a Tweed ride that might give you ideas are here.