Lead, Follow, or Go Your Own Way

Lead, Follow, or Go Your Own Way
Riding a tandem is one of those experiences that is truly a blast to enjoy. How many activities can a grown adult take part in that regularly gets smiles out of random strangers and shouts from kids exclaiming “That is cool!” Unlike the rest of the cycling world tandem teams suit up and head out...

Riding in the Heat

Riding in the Heat
With summer in full swing and temperatures well into the 90’s across the country it is a great time to discuss riding in the heat. Tandems pose unique hazards as the combination of two different riders of unique body type and composition can wreak havoc on the completion of a ride. Ride Planning If...

Tandems East Where They Treat you like Royalty

Tandems East Where They Treat you like Royalty
The tandem community is a small sub-niche of the general cycling community. The dynamics that go into creating a tandem team limits the growth of the genre and therefore directly impacts the size and shape of the businesses that focus on the needs of tandem bike teams. While in South New Jersey our editors...

The Crazy Dog Sprint

The Crazy Dog Sprint
During a recent trip in the countryside we got a little extra sprint training thanks to an overzealous guard dog. You know the type too. They run really fast along the fence line growling and barking as you peddle by the yard. Even though the dog may be friendly just the chance of the dog being unfriendly...

Tandem Bike on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Tandem Bike on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Apparently even movie stars like tandem bikes. On a recent episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the host took Jessica Biel for a ride around the studio on a tandem bike. The basket in the front was a bit much, probably hid some of the camera equipment, but big smiles were had by both.  

Classic Tandem Auction

Classic Tandem Auction
For any tandem teams looking for an excuse to fly to Great Britain for a summer holiday we may have a good one for you. 44 classic tandems are being auctioned off in Hull, North Humberside to raise money for an institute that has utilized the machines to take blind folks out for rides. With models dating...

Sorry Floyd Tandem Riders are Clean

Sorry Floyd Tandem Riders are Clean
Are you as shocked by Floyd’s allegations as we are? Just kidding we are not shocked at all. What is surprising is that no tandem teams were allegedly involved in the doping scandal. Shouldn’t be too long now before Floyd drops the bomb there too :). In the end is any of this gossip, news...

Issues in Cycling – Sharing the Road

Issues in Cycling – Sharing the Road
The Blue Ridge Parkway is recognized as one of the most scenic routes within the continental US. A major destination for tandem cyclists the route is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its creation this year. This milestone and associated news (article) highlights the incredible change in use patterns...

Flying with a Tandem Bike

Flying with a Tandem Bike
With spring in full bloom many tandem teams are packing or planning for a long distance trip. In many cases the decision on whether to bring the tandem hinges on the safe transport of the rig. Joe Pettersen of RAAM fame learned the hard way when his custom carbon tandem was destroyed by United Airlines...

Why Would You Steal a Tandem?

Why Would You Steal a Tandem?
This last week an interesting and uplifting story came out of the San Diego area. A family trailer was broken into and robbed of several items including a tandem bike. (Story) The victims reported the robbery to the police but also became vigilant about looking for their stolen stuff on their own. After...

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