5th Annual Tweed Ride Showcases – Historic Vinton Landmarks

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, RIDE Solutions and the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation (RVPF) selected historic Vinton as the destination for their annual Tweed Ride bicycle tour. 

The 2019 annual Tweed Ride was a genteel bike tour meandering from Downtown Vinton, along the Wolf Creek Greenway, through the countryside and back, exploring some of Vinton’s historical sites and scenic views. Along the way stops were made at several locations of significance where volunteers from the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation regaled participants with stories of the past. Refreshments were served at the Vinton History Museum and again at the halfway point at the beautiful Barfield House and Gross Farm on Mountain View Rd. The ride ended at Twin Creeks Brewing Company for social time and fellowship. 

The day did not go unremembered as participants could have their photos taken, free, courtesy Bella Muse Photography at the start of the ride and again at Barfield House.

Approximately 20 hardy bicyclists gathered at the Vinton History Museum – some were veterans of previous Tweed bicycle tour events and for others, this was their first venture.

This year’s event was hosted by:
• RIDE Solutions
• Town of Vinton, Virginia Government
• Our Someday Farms
• Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation
• Vinton History Museum

Check out this excellent article, titled 2019 5th Annual Tweed Ride, written by Debbie Adams for The Vinton Messenger newspaper.