In The Event You’d Care for a Mustache Ride

On September 22, 2009, by AMI Staff

It is rare that you'll find reference to the oft-used phrase "mustache ride" on the American Mustache Institute. We find this form of blatant sexual refernce to be beneath us most often, and we'd rather simply point out the pathetic weakness that is Dave Navarro or laugh at men who shave their bodies and own cats. 

However, in a far more practical application of the term, a San Francisco-area biking group — The Mustache Riders — will engage in a true mustache ride on Sunday, September 27.

We can only hope that members of the group will not wear those ridiculous biking shorts that can show more than most of us would rather absorb, but we can only dream of a world free spandex and "Sex And The City."

The Mustache Riders will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Beginning at 2 p.m., the group will ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and to Sausalito, and ride coordinator Theo Cincotta reminds those interested in participating that the ordeal is "BYOBBBM," or bring your own bike, beer, booze and mustache.

"The plan is to hang out with new people doing something we all love, biking and wearing mustaches," says Cincotta, which tranlates to "heavy meatballs in a leathery pouch" in Italian. "You get extra points of you grow your mustache. If you can't be gown one, one will be provided for you."

An event fit for a Mustached American indeed, possibly vaulting Cincotta into contention for the "Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year" honor which will be awarded at 'Stache Bash 2009 featuring John Oates.

The riders will then take the ferry back — as people of Mustached American descent can only do so much — so Cincotta suggests bringing $7.85 for the ferry toll.

Carry on.