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 for 2019!
Spring is officially here, which means it is almost TANDEM SEASON!!!
And that means it is time for the TCTC Annual meeting:
Friday, April 12th at 6:30pm
We’re back at REI this year!
Bloomington REI store (meeting room)
750 West American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55420
Come & help plan for the upcoming season!!
Host a ride in 2019! It doesn’t need to be fancy or complicated…
We just like to get together to ride (and occasionally eat!)
Want to get your ride on the calendar before the meeting?