Sunday was made more fabulous by the hundreds of stylish cyclists who participated in the 2012 Tweed Ride. The streets were home to a parade of retro fashions and vintage accessories. Even some of the bikes were handsome antiques. The starting point was Franklin Square, which looked like a costume party, recreating a splendid autumn afternoon in 1912. Downtown D.C. is quiet on weekends, meaning less traffic for the gentle riders to compete with. A few photos from this leisurely event:
The annual event was organized by Dandies & Quaintrelles. The course took the riders east to National Arboretum, then back west to Logan Circle. More photos via the tweed2012 tag. See also 2011 Tweed Ride, and tags for 2011, 2010, and 2009.