The U.S. Blind Tandem Cycling Connection endeavors to increase the participation of individuals who are visually impaired or blind in the exhilarating sport of tandem cycling.
We serve as a resource to:
  • Connect blind and visually impaired cyclists with sighted cyclists
  • Educate people about tandem cycling
  • Disseminate information about cycling clubs, events, and opportunities
  • Address the needs of the blind tandem cycling community


Riding a tandem makes me feel so alive.  I don’t have to worry about watching where I am going.  I can open up the throttle and fly.  I am so grateful to any pilot who shares the ride with me.

— Ron Burzese, Stoker, Sacramento, CA

Recent News Coverage of

Blind Stoker Club commended by Bicycling Blind

 A reporter from the U-T San Diego newspaper contacted the U.S. Blind Tandem Cycling Connection for their input on the San Diego based, Blind Stokers Club.  The Club is the largest and most successful of its kind in the USA.  They hold regular rides throughout the year, often to fun venues such as Balboa Park, a Padres game, or an Air Show.  They also host the Cycling for Sight ride each July to raise money for the San Diego Center for the Blind.

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January 19, 2017 by ctinberg

Yahoo! In Boise, two visually impaired stokers created profiles on our website in 2011. They have been waiting five years for a tandem captain to sign up, so they can go for a bike ride. Yes, five long years.

Then, along comes James Hickey.  He moved from California to Boise last month, found the stokers on the map, and made the connection.  Snow is on the ground, so they are starting their connection with cross country skiing.

Thanks, James, for sharing the ride in your new home state of Idaho! We here at Bicycling Blind Los Angeles will miss your wit and good humor.