Himalayan Tandem Ride of a Lifetime? Worlds Highest Motorable Road!
I am Tanya from Adventures Beyond Barriers. We are a not for profit organisation based in Pune, India that promotes inclusion by enabling people with disabilities to participate with able bodied people in adventure sports. This year in August we will be taking 10 pairs of Tandem Cyclists along the 550 km ride from Manali to Khardung [...]
Our Adventure in France
Have you ever heard of The Moth? The Moth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. Moth shows have a theme and storytellers get up and tell true stories without notes to a live audience. The Moth produces more than 500 live shows each year – mostly with ordinary people, although some [...]
League of American Bicyclists info
TCA is a club member of the The League of American Bicyclists, founded in 1880 and committed to “creating a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.” Click here to read their biweekly update: http://eepurl.com/b_kPff
Peddling Round the Puget Sound – NWTR 2017 in Seattle
The Evergreen Tandem Club is pleased to announce that the 2017 Northwest Tandem Rally will be hosted at the University of Washington in Seattle next summer, June 30-July 4! Our website is UP and registration is OPEN! You can sign up now to take advantage of the Early Bird rate of just $95 per rider! Don’t [...]
Tandem Bikepacking – the ultimate in hardcore touring
The online Bikepackers Magazine recently posted an article on off-road tandem touring that will speak to the more adventurous teams out there. Check it out at: Tandem Bikepacking Tips
Casual, family tandeming – how do we get started?
Amber contacted TCA asking for advice on experiencing tandeming inexpensively as a family, just “to have fun with” and “tool around town.” We seem to get asked questions like this frequently, so here’s my advice for Amber and others like her: 1 – STAY LOCAL. If you find a local listing on Craigslist, Ebay, etc. that [...]
Considering a trip to New Zealand? Read this!
New Zealand is a great place for a tandem tour (English speaking, beautiful scenery, affordable) as long as you’re willing to cycle on the “wrong” (left) side of the road. Avid tandem cyclists Dave and Marilyn participated in an organized tour of part of New Zealand’s South Island in January, and Dave wrote about it [...]
Joberg2C a Dream Adventure
We are in South Africa participating in Joberg2C (http://joberg2c.co.za/), the premier multi-stage mountain bike race in the world. This is a 9 day odyssey of mountain biking over beautiful terrain. Each day we’ll ride about 65 miles through farmlands, mountains, and savannas, climbing an average of 3500 feet. A lot has changed since last year. [...]
She’s not pedaling back there!
If you ride a tandem you have undoubtedly heard this quintessential remark made by people thinking they sound clever: “she’s not pedaling back there”. Once you’ve heard it several hundred times, it loses its charm. When you think about it, it’s actually insulting. It is the equivalent of passing someone and shouting, “You lazy slob. [...]
Continental tire failures
We have experienced 2 tire failures on our tandem in the past few months. The first failure, August, 2014 was of a Continental 4 Season GP 700×25. This tire had about 1035 miles. March, 2015 we had a Continental Gatorskin 700×25 fail in the same manner. This tire had about 550 miles. Both tires had the tire [...]