Have You Decided Which Rallies You’ll Attend in 2020?

Yes, it’s a New Year which brings with it all kinds of fresh commitments and resolutions.  If those include “attend our first tandem rally” or setting any other kind of tandem cycling event milestone, now would be a good time to figure out which of the events to put on your planning calendar.

As in the past, we continue to maintain a  TANDEM RALLIES & EVENT LISTING page.  On it you’ll find the rallies that we’re familiar with listed in chronological order with the dates and location of the rally, a brief summary of the costs when known and a direct link to the rally website or Facebook page embedded in the rally name.  Just click on that underlined rally name and you’ll be taken directly to the web-based resources that the organizers have made available.

A few of the rallies have already invited folks to begin booking hotel rooms or even opened registration.  A few others will be opening registration within the next few weeks.   Some of these events do “fill up” when they are constrained by the number of guests their hotels and/or banquet facilities can accommodate, so be mindful… if you wait until the last minute they may or may not be able to accommodate you, even if there are cancellations.

As for us, you can be assured that we will endeavor to attend as many of the rallies that we have in the past, e.g., the Alabama Tandem Weekend, Georgia Tandem Rally and Southern Tandem Rally. We’re working to resolve a conflict with the Tandems East Tandem Weekend and hope to make it all work out.  If not, perhaps the Mid Atlantic Tandem Enthusiasts (MATES) rally may make it back on our schedule.

If suffices to say, we enjoy the rally experience…


The list of 76 tandem rallies we’ve attended since 1998 + the 22 motorcycle rallies we’ve attended since 2011:

  • 1998
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Fairhope, AL
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Selma, AL
  • 1999
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Auburn, AL
    • Santana Mother’s Day Rally, Asheville, NC
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Madison, GA  (First Year)
  • 2000
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Auburn, AL
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Madison, GA
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Callaway Gardens, GA
  • 2001
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Auburn, AL
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Athens, GA
    • Eastern Tandem Rally, Frederick, MD
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Clemson, SC
    • North Carolina Off-Road Tandem Weekend, Asheville, NC
  • 2002
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Auburn, AL
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Athens, GA
    • Mid-Atlanta Tandem Enthusiasts, Winchester, VA
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Diamondhead, MS
  • 2003
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Trussville, AL
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Statesboro, GA
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN  (First Year)
    • Midwest Tandem Rally, Dayton, OH
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2004
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Trussville, AL
    • Southwest Tandem Rally, New Braunfels, TX
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Statesboro, GA
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Charlotte, NC
    • North Carolina Off-Road Tandem Weekend, Tsali, NC
  • 2005
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Madison, GA
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Kingsport, TN
  • 2006
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Americus, GA
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Sanford, NC
  • 2007 
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, LaGrange, GA
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Chattanooga, TN
  • 2008 
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Albany, GA
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Bowling Green, KY
  • 2009 
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Athens, GA
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN
    • Eastern Tandem Rally, Stausburg, PA
    • Southern Tandem Rally, The Villages, FL
  • 2010
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Eufaula, AL
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Covington, GA
    • Appalachian Off-Road Tandem Adventure, Asheville, NC
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Franklin, TN
    • Mid-Atlanta Tandem Enthusiasts, Warrenton, VA
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Florence, AL 
  • 2011
    • North Florida Invitational Weekend, St. Augustine, FL 
    • Santana Chattanooga Rally, Chattanooga, TN
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Macon, Georgia
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Franklin, TN
    • Tandems East Tandem Weekend, Pennsville, NJ
    • Thunder Beach/Spring Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
  • 2012
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Sylacauga, AL  (On Triplet)
    • Thunder Beach/Fall Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Dublin, GA  (On Triplet)
    • Tennessee Tandem Rally, Knoxville, TN  (10th and Final Year)
    • Southern Tandem Rally, St. Augustine, FL (On Triplet)
    • Thunder Beach/Fall Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
  • 2013
    • Thunder Beach/Spring Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Covington, GA  (On Triplet)
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Cullman, AL
    • Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Thunder Beach/Fall Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
  • 2014
    • Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Thunder Beach/Spring Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Athens, GA  (On Triplet)
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Cullman, AL
    • Thunder Beach/Fall Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
  • 2015
    • Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Thunder Beach/Spring Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Covington, GA  (On Triplet)
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Richmond, VA (Hurricane Interruptus)
    • Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally / Accident)
  • 2016
    • Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Thunder Beach/Spring Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Huntsville, AL
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Statesboro, GA  (On Triplet)
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Cookeville, TN
    • Thunder Beach/Fall Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
  • 2017
    • Thunder Beach/Spring Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Valdosta, GA
    • Tandems East Tandem Weekend, Manheim, PA
  • 2018
    • Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Thunder Beach/Spring Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Athens, GA  (On Triplet)
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Venice, FL
    • Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)  (our 20th motorcycle rally)
  • 2019
    • Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • Alabama Tandem Weekend, Pell City, AL
    • Georgia Tandem Rally, Covington, GA  (On Triplet) (our 21st GTR)
    • Tandems East Tandem Weekend, Bethlehem, PA (our 75th tandem rally)
    • Southern Tandem Rally, Greenwood, SC  (On Triplet)
    • Thunder Beach/Fall Rally, Panama City Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
  • 2020 
    • Bike Week, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)
    • April – Alabama Tandem Weekend, Dothan, AL (Cancelled due to COVID)
    • May – Tandems East Tandem Weekend, Wildwood, NJ(Cancelled due to COVID)
    • May – Georgia Tandem Rally, Tifton, GA  (Cancelled due to COVID)
    • Oct – Southern Tandem Rally, Tupolo, MS (Cancelled due to COVID)
    • Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL (Motorcycle Rally)  (Motorcycle 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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2 Responses to Have You Decided Which Rallies You’ll Attend in 2020?

  1. Chris VandenBossche says:

    Not sure what is the best way to get info to you. We’ve been told that our Amishland and Lakes Bicycle Tour is tandem friendly. Dates are July 25-26, 2020. I can send more info of course. http://amishlandandlakes.com/index.html

    • TG says:

      Seeing the family rate on your registration and knowing something about the folks who ride tandems in Indiana, aka, the HOOTS… I’ve gone ahead and added your event. The photo of tandems on your home page was also a nice touch.

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