Biking in style at a tweed and vintage ride – About 70 people gathered in Decatur, Georgia, on Sunday, November 11, for a celebration of period fashion and cycling. Style-centric rides such as this one have been organized around the world, but Sunday was the Atlanta suburb's inaugural Autumn Classic Ride.
Biking in style – The four-mile ride started in downtown Decatur and made two stops at a local coffeehouse and bar, where cyclists stopped to enjoy food and conversations with fellow riders.
Biking in style – Cyclists stop for a coffee in the neighboring community of Oakhurst. Bicycle advocates hope events like this one will encourage Americans to get on the saddle more often.
Biking in style – Bike commuter Bridget Hayes sports a stylish felt hat at Decatur's first-ever Autumn Classic Ride, where tweed, wool and houndstooth patterns abound.
Biking in style – People gather in downtown Decatur before setting off to ride, including Jae Schmidt, pictured with hat, the owner of Houndstooth Road bicycle boutique, who helped organize the event.
Biking in style – Many of the bikes are decked out in vintage-inspired adornments, including saddles by Brooks England, which has been making bicycle accessories since 1866.
Biking in style – Luckily, the balmy autumn weather ensured that it never got too warm for Nelson Binggeli's vintage Harris Tweed blazer.
Biking in style – Period-inspired highwater pants and patterned socks and leggings are also popular, though a few people on the ride opted for regular clothes.
Biking in style – It was hard to tell simply from the appearance of the bikes and the clothing, if it was 2012 or 1912.