Saturday, 23 July 2011

Remembering The Seersucker Social 2011 Tweed Ride ...WASHINGTON DC

WASHINGTON -- Nothing says summer like a bike ride and afternoon cocktails -- and that's what's on tap this Saturday at one of the city's most fashionable affairs: the Seersucker Social.
The popular event, organized by Dandies and Quaintrelles, an "informal society that attracts people of like minds with a taste in style and elegant leisure," takes participants on a five- to 10-mile ride through the city and ends with an afternoon lawn party at the Hillwood Estate.
Last year's seersucker soiree was the club's first spring gathering. It launched its fashionable rides in the fall of 2009 with the now fabled Tweed Ride.
Organizer Eric Channing, a self-described dandy, first got the idea for these events in London two years ago. He thought D.C. would be the perfect place for an American version because of the bike culture. He sees bicycles as something more than sport.
"[They are an] elegant form of transportation," he says.
The 2010 Seersucker Social drew hundreds of dandies, and plenty of press. This year, Channing expects about 700 participants eager to share their love of fashion and cycling.

Alicia Lozano, wtop.

Dandies & Quaintrelles (est. 2009), a Washington, DC based social group, organizes and hosts vintage-inspired, stylish events in partnership with and in support of noble causes. D&Q is founded on the ideals of refined style and purposeful living.

Saturday June 4, 2011, marked a remarkable day in Washington D.C. The 2nd annual Seersucker Social encouraged over 500 well-dressed bicyclists to pedal through Washington Neighborhoods and over 900 folks to enjoy a beautiful spring day at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. When so many choose to join Dandies & Quaintrelles in an impressive display [...]

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