In October 1879, two leaders of the Capital Bicycle Club set off on a 10 day journey to Boston (Leaving on Seventh Street via "Silver Springs" if you're curious). They were going to bring their bags with them, strapped to the big wheels of their penny-farthings, but the tailor messed it up, so instead they sent their bags ahead via train. Most importantly, they intended to wear the club uniform which is what you should absolutely wear to today's Tweed Ride.
They will wear the club uniform, consisting of a pair of gray knee-breeches, a blue flannel shirt, grey stockings, high shoes and blue polo cap.
One of the cyclists was Max Hansmann, a chief in the Lighthouse service, whose father had been one of Lincoln's physicians.