Dear swing dance and music lovers!
You are welcome to participate in an afternoon style party on two wheels. Hop on your grandfather’s bicycle, find yourself a stylish outfit and come join us for a ride, a dance and a picnic! This year Estonian Bicycle Museum is also taking part in the fun with their awesome vintage bikes. City Bike Tallinn is also our partner and they can rent out city bikes.
Swing&Ride is all about style! The idea comes from a London-based event called The Tweed Run that was first held in 2009 and has gained world-wide popularity ever since. Relevant garments are mandatory – you are expected to wear traditional English sports attire. Think tweed! You can find inspiration here.
Swing&Ride – the style party on wheels – takes place on Sunday, August 25, 2019, beginning at 1 pm. We’ll get together at Uisuväljaku kohvik (Harju tn 40A).
We’ll kick off the party in the park with dancing to swing music from 1 to 2 pm. Everyone gets a sticker confirming their participation. The sticker can be attached to clothes or the bicycle.
The ride starts around 2 pm. All participants will follow the ride guide. Our team members – you can recognize them by hand straps – will help assure safety. Please be sure to follow their instructions!
Uisuväljaku kohvik – Harju – Kullassepa – Raekoja plats – Kinga – Pikk – Tolli – Lai – Suur-Kloostri – Tornide Väljak (*layover) – Toompark – Toompuiestee – Hirve park – Kaarli – Vabaduse väljak – Harju – Uisuväljaku kohvik.
Afterwards, we’ll welcome everyone to the picnic at 3 pm in Uisuväljaku kohvik. NB! At around 4 pm everyone is welcome to join a class and learn the basics of Lindy Hop – the most popular swing dance!
You can easily spot the right place by the swing music. There will be a picnic menu in the cafe. If you want, you can take along some snacks, drinks, a picnic blanket and other equipment for leisure activities. We kindly ask you to keep your surroundings tidy and avoid littering. Please note that drinking alcohol in public is forbidden!
Please take the time to check that your two-wheeled friend is fit for riding. Also, make sure to fix it up with a bell and reflectors in case you haven’t already done so! Everyone under 16 years has to wear a helmet.
We’ll push off by all means, come rain or shine. So stock up on stylish umbrellas and rain capes! Also, don’t forget to find a proper outfit according to the traditional English style or the swing era!