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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February 02, 2019 by ctinberg

A tandem captain is needed for a VI man in his 80’s, who lives in Long Beach, California.  He is a former paratrooper and a strong, active rider on his single recumbent bicycle on the Long Beach area bike paths.  Due to fading vision, he needs to transition to tandems.  He is 5’10” and weighs under 200 lbs.  Ideally, the captain would have a recumbent tandem.  If you can share the ride, please contact us and we can put you in touch with him.