This is the fourth and final email updating Riders on changes and additions to the Ride.
We are sure that you have watching the weather forecasts as closely as we have been and have probably felt the same disappointments regarding the inclement nature of the forecast for the Ride. If tomorrow miraculously brings a clear and sunny day, we carry on with the Ride as planned. However, the current forecast predicts light rain tomorrow morning and afternoon.
Never fear! The Rain Plan is here! As Tweed comes from hardy Scottish sheep we reckon with the natural lanolin imbued within the fibres will withstand a light drizzle or three. This being the case, we go forth with the Ride, and shift the destination from the lovely Esquimalt Gorge Park to the historic 1913 Car Shop at the Roundhouse at Songhees.
The Rainy Day Route will remain the same until we reach Banfield Park at which point we will take a detour through Vic West via Craigflower to straddle Catherine Street and glide down to the Roundhouse property. Upon reaching the Roundhouse we will have an indoor picnic and tea (please bring your own cups!)
Please note, there are no washroom facilities in the Car Shop building, but across the street in Vic West Park are several portable water closets available for Tweed Riders, courtesy of Bayview Properties. The Car Shop is adjacent to a crosswalk to safely cross the road.
We assemble on the lawn of St Ann’s Academy at 11:00 am, and would like to complete check-in by 11:30. We will take a group photograph and be on our way at noon.
We will be offering up lovely prizes from The Pedaler, Le Vélo, North Park Bicycle Shop, Fairfield Bicycle Shop, Sideshow, Roberta’s Hats, Habit, W&J Wilson, and Chorizo & Co.
New additions to contests, courtesy of Fairfield Bicycle Shop are Best Tweed Rain Ensemble and Stiff Upper Lip competition. Be prepared!
Libby Gibson & Simon Sobolewski
Tweed Ride Organizers