Stokers, by definition, pedal from the rear seat of the tandem, adding power, making the bike go faster and farther. This is the position for visually impaired cyclists. The cyclist in the front seat, the captain, controls the steering, shifting, and braking.
To get started, you’ll need to sign up by creating a profile. This link is provided below. The profile maintains your anonymity by not revealing your real name, email address, or physical address, other than zip code. But, it does place a marker on the User Location map. After you sign up, you will receive an email from us with a temporary password. If you don’t receive this email, please check your account’s Junk/Spam folder, because we’ve had reports it sometimes arrives there. Then, please make us a safe sender. That way, you’ll be sure to receive emails from captains and/or stokers wanting to contact you.
For step by step instructions about how the site works, go to the Getting Started or FAQ links off the main page. If you experience any site difficulties, please contact us. We are working to make the site accessible and it is a learning process for us. Please read our Screenreader Tips link for help on accessing all the site’s features. Your feedback would be very helpful.
My most epic ride was La Ruta de los Conquistadores, a coast-to-coast, mountain bike stage race in Costa Rica. It was the wickedest ride, but one I will cherish forever. Cycling is a fix for my need for speed.
— Lori M., Stoker, Blind, Riding tandems for 12 years Indiana