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 be directing the event.
Their announcement follows:
Hey tandem friends,
Wanted to let you know that Sharon and I will no longer be directing the Tennessee Tandem Rally.
We are both at a point in our lives where we would like to direct that energy to other endeavors.
Directing the rally all these years has been a life enriching experience for us. The friends and memories we’ve made are priceless.
We’re grateful to everyone who helped over the years to make the rally such a success.
Tim and Sharon Patterson
As to the somewhat open-ended nature of the announcement, we are not presently aware of any plans by other members of Tennessee’s tandem community to take on the stewardship of the “Tennessee Tandem Rally”. If we hear otherwise, we will most certainly pass that information along.
We will certainly miss the annual gathering of tandem enthusiasts at the gateway to the Smoky Mountains, as it was certainly a “can’t miss” tandem rally for us. However, we have a deep appreciation for why Tim & Sharon have made the hard decision to step away from the rally and are simply thankful for the many years of fond memories they provided vis-a-via our annual visits to Alcoa, TN.