Enjoy a jaunt through Savannah before playing croquet and lunching on "sweets and savories" on the Forsyth Park lawn - all for free.

Seersucker - the thin, usually puckered and striped fabric - is the called-for attire; the Sept. 27 Savannah Seersucker Ride is the event's fitting name.

"It makes me very happy," said Maggie Kantor of having a fun event for people. Kantor chairs the events committee for the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, which is hosting the event.

She led another fabric-themed ride in February, and would turn around on her bike to see participants.

"There were about 50 people laughing and having fun and doing something they normally wouldn't do on a Saturday," she said.

The Savannah Bicycle Campaign, a nonprofit advocating for bicycling in Chatham County, localized the popular tweed and seersucker rides.

It's fun, said John Bennett, executive director for the group.

The casual, roughly 6-mile tour from Grayson Stadium to Forsyth Park is also a great way to get started cycling around Savannah, according to Bennett.

And it's not the kind of ride where people will get left behind.

The leisurely trip should take about 45 minutes, and is suitable for all levels and abilities, according to Kantor.

Even children have cycled in previous events, but she again mentions the 6-mile distance.

Tweed rides, held internationally - see the Tweed Ride Facebook page - are inspired by British gentry gone hunting.

Seersucker rides are the American take on it, Kantor said.

And while woolen, tweed fabric is good for cold weather and suitable for the group's previous February ride, seersucker is the "'stripey' summer equivalent," Kantor said.

She advises "dandy, cycling attire," which she explains as non-spandex material that riders feel interesting and cool in. And that's "cool" as in "hip."

Personally, Kantor doesn't own anything seersucker, so she'll probably just wear a nice dress.

And cyclists should pair whatever they wear with a nice, protective helmet.

"We certainly strongly recommend it," Bennett said.

Otherwise the ride is easygoing. Bennett says the slow pace allows people to talk and enjoy being together.

"It's different than competitive rides that we're used to," he said.

Mingling continues afterward on foot at the park via lunch, croquet and photo shoots.

The Sentient Bean caters the picnic, which participants will likely enjoy at tables.

And croquet?

Well, it just seems so British, according to Kantor.

Also, people in the tweed ride really enjoyed it.

"And we thought, 'Why mess with a good thing?'" Kantor said.

All the while, a photographer will snap photos before taking a staged shot of everyone. Participants can view photos on Facebook or perhaps Flickr.

Cycling, first of all, is a lot of fun, Bennett said.

Taking alternative transportation is a way to make healthy activities a part of daily life, according to Bennett.

And a costumed-themed ride can draw people who don't always bike, according to Kantor.

"It's just a great way to experience our town and have fun while doing it," Bennett said.

"And unless it's pouring down rain, we will do the bike ride anyway," Kantor said.