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.
To all the Loons
All club rides are temporarily on hold due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. TCTC will not be holding any club sanctioned rides until further notice. While we can continue to plan for rides this summer riding season, please be aware they will be cancelled if it is not socially responsible to hold them. In the meantime, stay healthy, stay active, stay safe, get out and enjoy some spring bike riding while continuing to ride solo or ride with others from your immediate household.
TCTC Annual Meeting
Friday, April 24th at 6pm Postponed until late May - Details coming soon!
We will be postponing our annual meeting until late May. A specific date is still being discussed and we will share that as soon as we can! Also, if we are still unable to meet in person on the new date, we will hold this meeting virtually.
More details can be found ain the TCTC News link.
Loons Rally in Walker, MN
June 26 - 28 Cancelled
More details can be found in the TCTC News link
Midwest Tandem Rally 2020
September 4 thru September 7
Couples on Wheels invites you to MTR 2020, the 45th annual Midwest Tandem Rally! The event will be held in Racine, Wisconsin, conveniently located in the southeast corner of the state, on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Racine County Convention and Visitors Bureau and our host hotel, Delta by Marriott-Racine, are excited to partner with us in 2020.
See MTR for details