A few weeks back we received a nice note from Audrey Chin to let us know about the TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club based in Toronto, Canada. I still need to add a link to their club from TheTandemLink.com, but in the mean time I thought I’d share some information on the club via my blog.
The TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club provides people who have limited or no vision the opportunity to experience cycling with our sighted volunteers, using tandems.
Our Board of Directors and organization membership is largely blind and vision impaired persons. Members and volunteers arrange through our Ride Convener impromptu to recreational rides. In addition, scheduled group rides, orientations, day and out of town weekend trips are integral events in our club, as are social events such as Bar-B-Q’s and banquets. Some of these scheduled rides include fund-raising for other charities, such as Ride for Rouge and the Becel Ride for Heart.
The TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling club, a Registered Charity, has been in operation since Summer 1987. REGISTERED CHARITY #86786 4753 RR0001.
Safety is always a concern and orientation sessions are provided for new members and volunteers. All of our tandems are well maintained and tool kits are provided at the storage sights for small repairs. For more extensive adjustments or repairs we send bikes out to a qualified mechanic.
More information can be found at their Website by clicking HERE.