Category Archives: Tandem Rallies

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 2019 Tandems East Tandem Weekend

Summary: July has once again become a busy travel month for us, as it was last year.  Having just returned from our annual motorcycle trip down to Key West, Florida, last Sunday we began the week by taking care of … Continue reading

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Our 21st Georgia Tandem Rally

Note: Many thanks go out to our friends at the Georgia Tandem Rally & House of Tandems for making many of photos in this blog available to us so we could fully document our rally experience.  Thursday:  Loading Up & … Continue reading

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A Great Day At The Alabama Tandem Weekend in Pell City, Alabama

Summary: Our first major cycling event for the year was planned to be the 3-day Alabama Tandem Weekend (ATW) in Pell City, Alabama, on 12-14 April.  However, due to a variety of issues our 3-days of riding was reduced to … Continue reading

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44th annual Midwest Tandem Rally Rally in Columbus, Indiana.  

Our friends at Hoosiers Out On Tandems (HOOTS) are hosting the year’s Midwest Tandem Rally in Columbus, Indiana, over the Labor Day Weekend, 30 August through 2 September, and passed along this invitation for us to share with our readers.  … 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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GTR 2019 in Covington…

Yes we are Look for us on the triplet with Miss Lisa D. riding tail gunner.  Here’s hoping for better weather than the last time we headed to Covington for GTR.  But hey, it’s always a great time seeing all … Continue reading

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Southern Tandem Rally, 19-22 September

We recently received this advanced notice from Eve Kofsky & Roger Strauss who will be hosting the 2019 Southern Tandem Rally on 19-22 September in Greenwood, South Carolina.  From their announcement: For those of you who don’t know us, we … Continue reading

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Southwest Missouri Tandem Rally, 31 May – 2 June

John & Jean White from  the Tandems Of the Ozarks wrote to let us know they’ve launched their website for the 2019 Southwest Missouri Tandem Rally on 31 May through 2 June at Springfield, Missouri.  From their note: We have … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Southern Tandem Rally 2018: Venice, Florida

LEADING UP TO THE RALLY Unlike previous Southern Tandem Rallies (STR), this year Debbie and I would be on the tandem instead of the triplet with our friend Lisa.  Given STR was being held in Venice, Florida, making it the … 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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Roger & Eve: Tandem Rally All-Stars

While there are many tandem teams that have attended more tandem rallies than Debbie and me, having just attended our 70th rally since our first back in 1998, I still believe I’m somewhat qualified to offer an observation on a … 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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2018 Canadian Tandem Rally Website Is Up & Running

Guest contribution from David & Brenda Vandevelde…. Canadian Tandem Rally, May 25-28th 2018 For 2018 the Canadian Tandem Rally heads north to cottage country and the city of Peterborough, 125 km northeast of Toronto with a population of 81,000, on … Continue reading

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Last Call for Lodging at the 2018 Sebring Tandem Rally

A guest posting from the Florida Panthers…. 8th Annual Sebring Tandem Rally 2018 March 9-11, 2018 The Chateau Elan in Sebring, FL, your host for the 8th Annual Sebring Tandem Rally, has extended its cut-off date for room reservations to March … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for 2018’s Riding Season

I’m not going to over-commit, but I will so so far as to say we’ve got tandem cycling fairly high on our to-do list for 2018.  Admittedly, it is a balancing act since we also have a variety of other … Continue reading

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Florida Tandem Rally 2017, 20-23 Oct – Registration Now Open

Central Florida is a great location for tandem riding and is the location for the 8th Annual Florida Tandem Rally held in “Florida’s Friendliest Home Town” — The Villages, Florida. The Waterfront Inn will be your host for the weekend … Continue reading

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Best Tandem Rally We’ve Attended?

While we were at the Tandems East Tandem Weekend in Manheim this past weekend our friend Tom asked me what you’d think was a simple question, “What’s the best tandem rally you’ve been to?” As I thought about it I … Continue reading

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Tandems East – Tandem Weekend, “Tour de Chocolate”

As we were creating our 2017 event calendar we noticed Tandems East was holding its annual Tandem Weekend in Manheim, PA, a mere 45 minutes from where my folks live up near Reading, PA.  We live for those times when … Continue reading

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Two for Two this Weekend & Headed to Manheim, PA

We, like a lot of folks in the Southeast and Eastern Seaboard, have been inundated with rain of late.  However, this weekend granted us two lovely mornings where we had dry roads and warm temps, albeit with a bit more … Continue reading

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Our 19th Georgia Tandem Rally & A Busy Sunday…

Wednesday was, for all intents and purposes, prep-day ahead of our Thursday noon-time departure for the 2017 Georgia Tandem Rally in Valdosta, Georgia.  This was the usual stuff: getting tandem down and making sure it was ready to go, getting my … Continue reading

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Rally Report: 2017 Sebring Tandem Rally

Once again we are pleased to share a Florida PANTHERS Post-Event Report from our guest contributor Kathy Foster.  The Sebring Tandem Rally, now in its seventh year, is stretching into four days. A number of couples arrived at Sebring’s Chateau … Continue reading

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Tandems East Weekend – Waiting List Now In Use

Posted to Tandems East’s Facebook page yesterday:

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Rally Info Updates

This past week a few more rally dates were firmed up.  For the road tandem rallies, the 2017 Southern Tandem Rally (STR) has firmed up their dates and the website / registration will be opening up in a few weeks: … Continue reading

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Alabama Tandem Weekend, Registration Now Open

Overview Alabama Tandem Weekend (ATW) returns this year to Huntsville, AL, the weekend of April 20-23, 2017, for three days of riding around the town known as the “Rocket City” and home to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. ATW 2017 … Continue reading

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