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USABA September Cycling Development Camp

The United States Association of Blind Athletes will hold a Cycling Camp on September 9-15, 2017, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This is for stokers and captains.  Ideal applicants are able to ride two times per day for more than 100 miles of biking during the week.  You should also be able to provide your own captain and equiment (bike, helmet, gloves, shorts, etc…).  If you need a captain or equipment please notify USABA when applying.  Funding is available for military veterans and active duty service members. Click here to learn more and register.

Tandem biking in Boise Idaho - Bikes Needed

THE IDAHO COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED ACCEPTS DONATIONS OF TANDEM BIKES FOR THE BLIND. TO DONATE, CONTACT LISA BAKER AT (208) 867-2150.

Tandem biking outing in Yosemite National Park May 15-18, 2017

Tandem cycling outing in Yosemite National Park - Still 1 or 2 spots left for May 15-18 “Rock & Roll Yosemite ‘17 - A Cycling Park Experience”. This four (4) day three (3) nights tour will utilize handcycles or tandems to tour the valley floor, including educational programs and is specifically designed for those with physical challenges. There will be Adaptive Rock Climbing sessions on a granite rock wall led by Mark Wellman. Participants must be 21 or older. Cost: $450.00 Contact: Jenny Yarrow or Rick Mason at (916) 808-6017 and tell them you heard about it from bicyclingblind.org


Tandem Cycling on the Move in Oregon

The Mt. Hood Bicycle Pedestrian Coalition is collaborating with the Oral Hull Foundation for the Blind to develop a tandem cycling program for the blind.  They hope to have the program up and cycling in Sandy, Oregon, by the summer of 2018.  They need tandem captains.  Contact George Wilson at the MHBPC if you are interested in being either a captain or a stoker.  

Want to go blind tandem cycling on the world's highest motorable road?

Join the
Adventures Beyond Barriers trip to cycle the 550 km from Manali to Khardung La on the world’s highest motorable road.  One blind tandem team has completed this route.  Click here to watch a short video of their trip.  If interested, contact Tanya at Adventures Beyond Barriers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Tandem Team Takes Bronze at Worlds Paracycling Track World Championships

Blind stoker Chester Triplett and his sighted captain, Stephen Pedone, only met at the end of 2016 and already have a World’s bronze medal to their name. “We managed to ride the bike as one,” said Pedone in his recap. Pedone shares his story of how he and Chester became a team. He says, “Magical.  That is the only word we could use to describe our first ride together. There is an unexplainable feeling of speed and coordination that happens when two people mesh well and ride together on a tandem.”

Do you need a captain or a stoker? Check our our Map of User Locations and the Stoker’s Hub or Captain’s Hub to create a profile and find someone near you.


Cycling Development Camp by US Association of Blind Athletes

May 21-27, 2017 in Colorado Springs is the Cycling Development Camp at the Olympic Training Center. Ideal applicants are in a physical condition to endure two rides per day and 100+ miles of riding during the week. Learn more and register by clicking here.

BOISE, IDAHO now has a tandem captain signed up on bicyclingblind.org!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to Tandem Video - Part 1 (made by: Blind Stokers Club)

The Blind Stokers Club out of San Diego, California, has made two videos introducing tandem cycling to captains and stokers.  Here is Part 1.  Please share with anyone interested in the sport.  

 

Los Angeles Rides

Los Angeles Bicycling Blind enjoyed riding around Malibou Lake and up and over the mountains to King Gillette Ranch.  Next ride is August 8, 2015.