Many people think a bicycle is like a merry-go-round horse: great fun but not much chop for travel.
Arrange to meet one of them somewhere far away. Rock in wearing jeans and a knit, and hang your helmet on the back of the chair.
They'll go: "Wait. You *rode* here? woah!"
BONUS TIP: At the end of the event you will have to defend yourself from many offers of putting your bike in a car and being driven somewhere.
Your duties are two-fold. First, decline all offers, feigning indifference to the weather's inclemency. Second, do not crash on the way home.