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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May 03, 2017 by ctinberg
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