Category Archives: Club & Org Notices

Rally Report: 2014 Sebring Tandem Rally

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster.  The Sebring Tandem Rally, already unique for starting at Florida’s Sebring International Raceway, got an extra taste of yesteryear racing this weekend. … Continue reading

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WooHoo…. TCA Blog Finally Has A Subscription Feature!!

One of the things I’ve been advocating for on the new Tandem  Club of America’s Blog – noting the Blog is, for all intents and purposes, the TCA “newsletter – is a “Subscribe” button that enables readers to automatically receive an … Continue reading

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Preventative Maintenance Article Now Up At TCA’s Website / Blog

After about a week of hacking away on the laptop, what has become a five-part article on the annual tandem tune-up is finally published over at the TCA’s new Website / Blog. You can go directly to the blog using … Continue reading

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The Tandem Club of Georgia has a New Look on the Web!

Roger Strauss & Eve Kofsky brought the Tandem Club of Georgia (aka, PEACHES) out of the dark ages of YahooGroups and into the bloggosphere this week with the launch of a new WordPress blog: http://peachestandem.wordpress.com. This will become tandem club central for Georgia’s … Continue reading

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The Outspoken Cyclist, a Post Script

Although not anticipated nor intended when I published my blog entry soliciting guests from the tandem community for Diane Lee’s radio show, the Outspoken Cyclist at WJCU in Cleveland, Ohio, I somehow ended up being a guest this past Saturday … Continue reading

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This Could Be Interesting… TCA Technical Editor

Well, having been an advocate of a more proactive approach to connecting with tandem enthusiasts using “current” methods for many years, I helped put together the survey that gave current leadership the impetus to make that very move. As for … Continue reading

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New Tandem Club of America Website Goes Live!

The Tandem Club of America’s Website has been reborn as a new, one-stop-shop for all of your TCA news and information.  This comes right on the heels of the last print copy of DoubleTalk going out via the US Post … Continue reading

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2014 Tandem Rallies… First Look

I spent a few moments updating the “Events” page at www.thetandemlink.com this morning and most of the annual rallies now have dates and places.  Again, these events and links to the event or club websites can always be found at our companion website, www.thetandemlink.com. However, … Continue reading

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4th Annual Florida Tandem Rally Report, by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Reflecting on the best way to enjoy tandem rallies, some couples like to do them back to back. One week after the … Continue reading

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The “New England Wicked Tandem Society, aka NEWTS”

Joe Marino wrote to let us know that a few weeks back a “new” tandem club was launched representing the greater New England area.  A copy of their “launch notice” is appended below.  Since launching their club they’ve signed-up some 55 … Continue reading

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North American Tandem Cycling Association; An Invitation To Those In The Business

Disclaimer: I’m merely a conduit for this information; I have no interest or association with the organizers. For readers who are in the tandem trade as manufacturers, builders or retailers and who will be attending or represented at Interbike on … Continue reading

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The Tandem Club of America Wants To Hear From You!

If you’ve already heard about about the Tandem Club of America (TCA) Survey and are ready to let your voice be heard… TCA MEMBERS CLICK HERE NOW!  NON-MEMBERS CLICK HERE  If you need a little more background and some encouragement … Continue reading

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Event Report: Florida Panther’s Lake Wales Ride

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report. During the past three years, the PANTHERS sponsor a ride in the countryside of Lake Wales, FL.  This is a no cost ride and the tandem teams are … Continue reading

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Florida Panthers Announce 2013 Florida Tandem Rally, 25 – 27 Oct

FLORIDA TANDEM RALLY 2013 25-27 October 2013 You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Florida Tandem Rally in ‘Florida’s Friendliest Home Town’…The Villages, Florida.  This is a great location for tandem riding and it is said that “It’s always … Continue reading

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Needed To Follow My Own Advice… Tandem Rallies & Lodging

So, in past articles I’ve written about tandem rallies one of the things I recommend is planning ahead.   I didn’t do that all that well for this year’s Southern Tandem Rally. More specifically, find a good source for a … Continue reading

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Tandem Club of America: A New Chapter Opens As Another Closes…

I’d actually gotten something of a brief heads-up this was coming, but it was definitely something I had not expected to see for a few more years, and that was an announcement from Jack & Susan Goertz that they would … Continue reading

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Tandems of the Ozarks Rally, Republic, MO, July 26-28

John White from the Springbike Tandems of the Ozarks (Springbike TOO), dropped us a note to let us know that, in addition to forming a new South Missouri-based tandem club, they are also opening up their annual “Tandem Social” to … Continue reading

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Vero Beach PANTHERS Ride Report, by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster, the PANTHER’s publicity chair. Several times a year, the Florida PANTHERS get together for a weekend of riding in a different place. There … Continue reading

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A Great Week of Tandem Riding As We Gear-Up For Next Weekend!

Wow, we had a great week where we were able to get out on the tandem bike four times!  In previous years that wouldn’t have seemed like a big deal, but with the weather we’ve had this year it’s been … Continue reading

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Looking for Paralympic Tandem Team Captains: Road & Track…

Note that I’m posting this on behalf of Chazz Walker out of Raleigh, North Carolina.  Please direct any questions to Chazz via email to: chazzwan@earthlink.net Hoping that this message will reach an interested captain with tandem racing legs. I am mentoring … Continue reading

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Tandem Club of America… Annual Membership Update

I received my 2013 TCA Membership Roster and, as I have done for the past nine years, I thought I’d share a quick look at the Tandem Club of America’s (TCA) demographics. You can find the full report HERE at … Continue reading

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Should We Be Flabbergasted, Flattered or Fhilosophical?

Yes, yes…  we know philosophical begins with a ‘pf’ instead of an “fh” but it was just too hard to resist. Anyway, our good friend Michael S. over in Croatia dropped me a note the other day in which he … Continue reading

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Eastern Tandem Rally, Inc., Launches All-New Website!

This just in from our good friend Malcolm Boyd: the 2013 ETR rally schedule & a new look for their Website! The Eastern Tandem Rally organization is pleased to release its rally schedule for 2013.  The Spring Thaw rally, co-sponsored … Continue reading

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Knoxville Tennessee’s Club VIBES In The News….

Our friend and co-founder of Knoxville, Tennessee’s Club VIBES, Sue Buckley, wrote to let us know they were back in the news again.  It was a very nice video report from local news station 10 WBIR that focused on a very … Continue reading

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2013 Tandem Rallies… Coming at ya

Ready or not, the 2013 tandem rallies are getting scheduled so mark-up your calendars, get in those vacation requests and keep an eye on those registration dates.  I spent a few moments updating the “Events” page at http://www.thetandemlink.com this morning … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Florida Tandem Rally Report, by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster, the PANTHER’s publicity chair. I’m enjoying a recovery day after helping the Florida PANTHERS host the third annual Florida Tandem Rally. Despite the … Continue reading

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The Sun Sets on the Tennessee Tandem Rally…

For those who may not have been on the Tennessee Tandem Rally alumni Email list or whose Email addresses may have changed, after a decade of hosting the Tennessee Tandem Rally our friends Tim & Sharon Patterson will no longer … Continue reading

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Updates at TheTandemLink.com

Well, I finally had a bout of insomnia that saw me up at 3:00am with no hope of returning to sleep so I was able to make a few overdue updates to the mothership: TheTandemLink.com As with all changes to … Continue reading

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Attn Floridians, PANTHERS is hosting the 3rd Annual Lake Wales Tour de L’Orange

As an unofficial associate member of various different tandem clubs around the US and elsewhere, including the Florida PANTHERS Tandem Club, I receive notices on upcoming events.  While we wish we could attend them all, life just doesn’t provide us … Continue reading

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Oi, Tandem Clubs Down Under… A New Aussie Resource On The Web

Received a note the other day from Barry Bailey down in Australia letting us know that they’ve stood up a new resource for tandem and visually impaired cyclists.  As noted on their Website, Tandem Bike Australia: The Tandem Bike Australia … Continue reading

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