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This vintage event of the summer will take place on Saturday, July 23rd starting at 10:00 a.m. In the afternoon, there will be parasols, picnics and pedaling along scenic country lanes.
Our 10 mile bike ride will depart from the La Conner Channel Lodge at 11 a.m. and will return to the same about 2 p.m. Riders can picnic and stroll around town as they make their way to the ice cream social at the La Conner Civic Garden Club.
The Summer Seersucker comes on the heels of the successful Dandy Daffodil Tweed Ride. The purpose of these rides is to bring together those interested in vintage style and bike riding and to shift people’s perceptions when it comes to biking. It’s not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. It’s really an idea or a notion that a lot of people relate to or find inspiration in.
If you can attend it’s best to leave the Lycra and spandex at home. Instead, opt for something a bit more stylish — like a vintage seersucker suit, leather lace-up shoes and a flat cap. While you’re at it, swap out your usual MP3 playlist for a 1920s jazz-inspired lineup.
If you can’t make the ride but still want to celebrate, the after party is not to be missed. It’s a great way to experience what it must have been like in the 20s and 30s. There are a lot of elements of that era that are worth bringing back.
Any proceeds collected from this revelry shall be donated to the La Conner Library Foundation. (www.laconnerlibraryfoundation.org)
Event details and schedule
3:00pm-6:00pm (Friday, MARCH 22nd)
Our activities shall commence on Friday afternoon. Meet at Hellam’s Vineyard, 109 N. 1st Street, for early Check-In and to raise a pint or wine glass and celebrate the Saturday adventure.
SATURDAY (Saturday, MARCH 23rd)
Registration continues in front of the La Conner Channel Lodge, located at 205 North 1st Street.
11:00am (SHARP) We shall head out on the ride!
1100am - 2:00pm
We have been granted with plenty of smashing flat roads and beautiful scenery to savor. This will give you an ample amount of time to enjoy the ride and some nice photo ops.
Our great adventure shall conclude around 2pm at the La Conner Channel Lodge. Not-so-coincidentally the very same location where we began and in close proximity to our Dear Friends at Hellam’s Vineyard where the hobnobbery and other diversions await from 2pm to 6pm!
2:00pm (Ice Cream Social and Picnic - BYOB, Bring Your Own Basket)
After the ride you might fancy a picnic at the end of the journey. Spread a blanket at the historic Gaches Mansion. Perhaps some ice cream or lemonade? Maybe you’ll partake in a ripping good game of croquet or badminton?