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COVID-19 VIRUS ALERT – RALLY CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS (7/5 Update)

Sadly, and not totally unexpected in light of the novel coronavirus 2019-nCOV (COVID-19) pandemic, many of the 2020 tandem cycling events and rallies have been cancelled or postponed / rescheduled with new dates. The following are the changes we are … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Preliminary 2020 Tandem Event Listings

As usual, with this year’s Southern Tandem Rally in the books I took a few minutes this morning to develop a Preliminary  Tandem Events Listing for both the Road and Off-Road Enthusiasts in the coming year. Therefore, and in an … Continue reading

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The 2019 Southern Tandem Rally in Greenwood, South Carolina

We headed off to Greenwood, South Carolina, at noon on Thursday where we spent three nights and three days visiting with friends we only see a couple times each year and cycling with dozens of other tandem teams around rural … Continue reading

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S.O.O.R.T.A. Event Outlook

Our friends and the instigators behind the Self-Organized Off-Road Tandem Adventure (S.O.O.R.T.A.) events,  Chris and Monica Judd, passed along some reminders for upcoming gatherings.  You can also get plugged-in via the S.O.O.R.T.A. Facebook Group  and via Instagram if that’s your … Continue reading

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The 1st Triplet Trip with the Tacoma Was a Rain-Out

The week began with nice weather, which we sorely need and hoped would hold out through next weekend so we could get in a ride on the triplet with our friend Lisa at “The Rally in the Valley” in Walhalla, … Continue reading

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Our Schedule Thus Far…

As we look ahead to our options and try to balance our motorcycle rally schedule with our tandem rally schedule, this is what it’s looking like thus far: TANDEM / CYCLING EVENTS Alabama Tandem Weekend, 12-14 April, Pell, AL: A … Continue reading

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S.O.O.R.T.A. Calendar Update: Six Months & Five Events

Chris Judd passed along an updated Self-Organized Off-Road Tandem Adventure (S.O.O.R.T.A.) event update that covers five events over the next six months; yes, this is definitely becoming a thing!  There are events in Florida, Arkansas, Colorado and Vermont coming right … Continue reading

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Hoping For Better Weather in 2019!

Well, it has certainly been a challenge to find days when the weather was conducive to cycling here in the Atlanta area. Like a lot of places here in the states, we’ve found ourselves with cooler than normal temperatures and … Continue reading

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The Loco’s Loop: Our Tandem Club of Georgia September Ride

Note: We’re still waiting on the official ride report to be posted at the ‘PEACHES’ WordPress site, as it should have some missing names and both pre-ride and lunch time group photos that I’ll poach and add to this report. … Continue reading

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Chris Judd’s S.O.O.R.T.A. Update for September

SOORTA (Self Organized Off Road Tandem Adventure) MTB Tandem Event Update. Big Bear SOORTA organizers Janet-Shaun Devlin getting big air! Next up! ETOR 2018! Just announced! ETOR 2019 date and location has been announced! MTB Tandem rally and meetup list: Fall 2018 … Continue reading

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Calfee at Tandem Cycleworks in Denver & The Midwest Tandem Rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan for Tandem Demo Rides

We just received a note from Jason at Calfee Design wherein he wanted to let us know they’ll be on hand at the 2018 Midwest Tandem Rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan on 31 August through 3 September with several tandems … Continue reading

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July SOORTA Update!

From Chris Judd comes this update on S.O.O.R.T.A. (Self Organized Off Road Tandem Adventure) events… Vermont SOORTA Labor Day Weekend! Check out Mt. Ascutney Labor Day Weekend hosted by Sandy and Al Smith for some chunky trail goodness in Vermont … Continue reading

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Rain Insurance for Rides & Rallies

It’s an organizer’s least favorite thing to hear, but there are a lot of times when we’ll go ahead and pay for the Rain Insurance on pay-to-play cycling or tandem event where you’re not locked into a situation where you’ll … Continue reading

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Tandems East Expo, 7-8 April in Pittsgrove, NJ

Sadly, we can’t make it up to visit our friends at Tandems East this year.  But, for those of you within a few hours of Southern New Jersey, it might be worth a portion of your weekend to check out … Continue reading

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2018 Rally Information… Looking a bit Thin.

As I began to update the Tandem Event & Rally listing for 2018 I was surprised that many of the sites for scheduled events were not yet updated, never mind the number of recurring rallies that are not yet showing … Continue reading

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Beautiful Backroads Century

A Little Background Aside from “The Rally in the Valley” one-day ride back in May where we teamed up with our friend from the Clemson, South Carolina, area on our triplet it’s been a very long time since Debbie and … Continue reading

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Florida PANTHERS Ocala Ride Report by Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Ride Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. The Florida PANTHERS did something a bit different this week. We took a 35-mile ride through the fabled horse country of Ocala. Bruce … Continue reading

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Alabama Tandem Weekend (ATW) Report

Simply one of the more enjoyable small rallies we’ve been to. Now, I’m hardly immune to irrational exuberance and, to be fair, a tinge of IE could have flowed into our impressions and remembrances of our weekend in Huntsville, Alabama, … Continue reading

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Florida Tandem Rally Report By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. In an odd contrast of horse power and pedal power, tandem bikers gathered last weekend at the site of the upcoming 12 Hours … Continue reading

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Another Beautiful Day & Some Other “Stuff”…

Ok, so we went two-for-two this weekend with tandem rides on Saturday and Sunday!  Can’t remember the last time we went back-to-back, never mind logging over 50 miles on a weekend “on the road” instead of spinning way inside on … Continue reading

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Florida Tandem Rally Report By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Something new was in the air at the sixth annual Florida Tandem Rally last  weekend. As approximately 50 tandems gathered under the portico of … Continue reading

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Single Bikes, Off-Road Tandem Bikes & Motor Bikes… A Good Weekend!

Where to start and which blog to use, that is the question!!! I guess I’ll start writing and then sort it all out after the fact. We had another full weekend where we probably played more than we worked and … Continue reading

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Last Call for Florida Tandem Rally By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Event Update from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Time is running short to get the special rate for lodging at the 6th Annual Florida Tandem Rally in The Villages, a bike-friendly … Continue reading

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Pedaling in Lake Wales By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Despite rain clouds covering most of Central Florida all weekend, the PANTHERS found two dry patches for biking on Saturday and Sunday, … Continue reading

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PANTHERS PROWL IN VERO BEACH By Kathy Foster

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster. Florida PANTHERS have returned to their various habitats around Florida full of enthusiasm after a June weekend of biking in Vero Beach. … Continue reading

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GTR 2015, Macon, Georgia

Note: As photos from GTR begin to appear we will update accordingly.  Our apologies for the thin collection of organic photos from our own camera… THURSDAY: We were on the fence several times with regard to this year’s Georgia Tandem … Continue reading

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Tandems at the 2015 NAHBS 2015

OK, so here’s my take on the tandems that were on display at the 2015 NAHBS…. and a note of thanks to the folks at places like Bike Rumor, VeloNews, NAHBS, and private individuals who have posted photos to the … Continue reading

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Salsa’s Powderkeg 29er Tandem…

This past Saturday our long-time friend and bona fide bicycle geek David H. sent me a message via Facebook with a photo of the new off-road tandem offering that Salsa Cycles debuted at Frostbike 2o15 in Minneapolis, MN: the Powderkeg. … Continue reading

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Off-Road Tandem Events for 2015… Looking for Insights Here!

I’ve taken a shot at updating the “Off-Road Tandem Events” page  at  www.thetandemlink.com, but feel like it’s a bit thin.  Quite a few of the off-road festivals and events that included tandem categories have gone the way of the Dodo bird. … Continue reading

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