Southern Tandem Rally – Hosts Still Needed for 2019

The following is a note from Jack Goertz, Co-Founder of the Southern Tandem Rally

Calling All Tandem Teams!

This year, STR celebrated its 40th year of tandem rallies hosted across the Southeastern United States.   Forty years is quite an accomplishment for our small tandem community.  It’s longevity is a direct result of the many volunteers who have worked to bring this rally to their neighborhoods.  I want to thank you if you have organized or assisted in organizing one (or more) STR rallies over the past forty years!

Why am I writing this?  As of November 1, 2018,  the 2019 Southern Tandem Rally has no hosts! Without a host team, there will not be a 41st Annual Rally!

If you’ve ever thought that perhaps some day you might consider hosting, today is the day!  Talk to your Captain/Stoker!  Talk to your friends!  Reach out to Steve and Debi Katzman, our hosts from this year.   Ask Steve and Debi how much fun they had hosting and what’s involved.  (You can reach them at

Susan and I are also available to help!   Contact us so we can answer your questions about what it takes to host a rally.  We have coordinated these events since the late 1970’s and we are happy to help you with “your” Southern Tandem Rally. We can help with budgeting, planning, answering your questions, etc.  Southern Tandem Rally has seed money, so you should have no out-of-pocket costs while you’re waiting for registrations to roll in!

Finally, don’t think you are limited to volunteering to host 2019! We’re also looking for hosts for 2020 and beyond!

Don’t wait expecting someone else to volunteer.  If you have questions or think you might be interested, please contact me today at

2019 will be here before you know it!

Thank you!

Jack Goertz
Co-Founder of the Southern Tandem Rally


About TG

I've been around a bit and done a few things, have a couple kids and a few grandkids. I tend to be curmudgeonly, matter-of-fact and not predisposed to self-serving chit-chat. Thankfully, my wife's as nice as can be otherwise we'd have no friends. My interests are somewhat eclectic, but whose aren't?
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