Twin Cities Tandem Club: The Loons
The Twin Cities Tandem Club is a group of tandem enthusiasts from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding area. We get together once or twice a month from May until November to ride tandem bicycles. We like to ride tandems for many reasons. We are a social or touring club, as opposed to a racing club. While many of our members do ride fast, the main purpose of our rides is to enjoy each other's company, and a "bite to eat" at the food stops.
I am sure if you were to ask the club members why they like to ride a tandem, you would receive many different answers. The following list is not all inclusive, but it does reflect what I have heard various people say over the years:
- Riding a tandem is a shared experience, and we enjoy the sense of team work that it brings.
- Riding a tandem allows two partners of unequal strength to ride together.
- Tandems have some aerodynamic advantages. While you have the effort of two people, the frontal profile is only that of a single person. So usually, a team's speed on a tandem is slightly faster than their average speed on individual bikes.
All of these reasons are in addition to the usual benefits of bicycling -- exercise, fresh air, and just plain fun.
Even if you are just considering a tandem bicycle or interested in tandems, you are welcome at our rides.
TCTC Annual Meeting!
Friday, April 20th at 6pm
Join us at Wells Fargo Plaza, 7900 Xerxes Avenue S, Bloomington, MN 55431
Located off I-494 via France or Penn Avenues, 2nd floor training center
Park on the west side of the tall tower on the second story of the parking ramp. Enter through the door on the west side and the conference room is directly inside.
Come & help plan for the upcoming season!! Host a ride in 2018! It doesn’t need to be fancy or complicated… We just like to get together to ride (and occasionally eat!)
Call 651-402-1298 or 612 201-5545 for directions or assistance on the night of the meeting.
Beverage and Cookies will be provided.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Deb and Matt. TCTC Membership and Newsletter
Dinner Gathering at Q.Cucumbers
Saturday, April 14 2018, 5pm