Here it is, Ladies and Gentlemen. A scenic route this year hits all your favourite high-quality City of Lakes establishments for quality time with all your new friends. With only a few hills and following tried and true avenues, this route will charm seasoned riders and infrequent pedalers alike.
Meet at Powderhorn Park at half past 5 o′clock on Saturday the 26th. Look for other tweed-clad cyclists gathered in the south-eastern corner of the park. Bring a thermos of tea or other libation to share with your new friends! After some mingling, we will depart at 6 o’clock SHARP.
And we’re off! A jaunt to Uptown towards the evergreen Muddy Waters Bar and Eatery at 2933 Lyndale for some fine gastronomic enjoyment on their beautiful patio.
Having satiated our hunger and slaked our great thirst, we shall tour Lake of the Isles, zip through Uptown to Loring Park. In this fine botanical and historical setting, we will pose for the requisite group photo(s). Once we’re tired of smiling, we’ll cast our votes for the Dapperest Gent and Most Fetching Lady contests. Nominate your chums, or a beautiful stranger, and give them three cheers as they vamp and dash about for your entertainment. Victors are awarded a bottle of whiskey and $50 each!
Rolling down Nicollet Mall, we’ll tour the old warehouse district of Minneapolis and enjoy what the mixologists have for us at the Marvel Bar, 50 2nd Avenue North.
We shall cross the river, and stop for a spot of tea (or something stronger) on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi.
Heading back to civilisation, Nye’s Polonaise at 112 East Hennepin Ave is next on the agenda. The sweet strains of polka and piano will surely encourage you to cut a rug.
A short jaunt downstream brings us to the Spooky Speakeasy at the Soap Factory. Where the Bittercube Boys and Northstar Bartender’s Guild sling damnably delicious spirits. Food Trucks, performance art, and live feeds of The Haunted Basement provide further entertainment.
Then onward toward the final stop at the Kitty Kat Club on 315 14th Avenue SE where DJs will spin only the finest dance music. Yes, darling, it’s aptly named: BLACKOUT.
Please note, this route is subject to change at a moment’s notice (especially the last stops) If you will be joining us later, please follow @MPLSTweedRide on twitter for real time location tweets.