No, you don’t need a reason to get out and ride a bike. At the same time, when a good reason does arise, then there’s the potential for a lot of fun to be had. Take, for example, the annual Seersucker Ride. This is a ride where participants don at least one article of seersucker (or similar fineries) while out riding en masse. In 2015, it is expected that well over 100 cyclists will be taking to the streets while dressed to the nines in seersucker, madras, linens and/or other summery fabrics.
Starting at noon on Sunday, June 21, the Buffalo Lazy Randonneur Club will be hosting the Sixth Annual Seersucker Ride. Cyclists sporting seersucker threads will gather at Canalside, before embarking upon an urban trek that will lead them to their ultimate destination – the annual champagne picnic in Delaware Park near the stone arch bridge. That is where cyclists will spread out their picnic blankets, share some victuals, play a few rounds of petanque, and raise their glasses to toast to fashionable cycling.
I asked co-organizer Ablejack Courtney about the drill if it rains, and he told me, “Then we have fun as we get wet! But thankfully we are wearing seersucker, a fabric that is not harmed by getting wet.”
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