We started tandem cycling in the spring of 1986. We purchased our first tandem to do the first Denver Post Ride the Rockies that same year. Our first tandem was a Santana Sovereign. We average between 3,000 and 4,000 miles per year. Our custom TiCycles Tandem is our third road tandem. Since mid '98 we have logged nearly 40,000 miles on our TiCycle Tandem. After nearly 10 years and more than 33,000 miles in the spring of 2008 we purchased a new custom da Vinci Global Venture Tandem. The TiCycle now resides in Tucson.
We have done tours in Colorado, California, Oregon, New Mexico, Wyoming, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and Canada. In 2001 we rode coast to coast from Newport Beach, CA to Yorktown, VA crossing 10 states with 16 other tandem teams and one single bike. We have tandem toured Germany self-contained. In the winter of 2003-2004 we toured the north and south islands of New Zealand with 11 tandems and 3 single bikes.
We have done several other cycling tours in Europe (Holland, Italy and Portugal) on single bikes. As the years have passed we have become one with the tandem. The majority of our cycling is on our tandem. This site is dedicated to our adventures in tandem cycling. As time passes we want this site to become a journal of our tandem adventures.
In May of 2005 we toured the Northern Shores of Ireland from Sligo to Derry, Belfast and finishing south of Downpatrick. Checkout our Ireland '05 link.
In July 2005 we met up with 13 tandem teams from our 2001 TransAm group for our 4th Annual Reunion in Bend, OR. Our reunion coincided with the Northwest Tandem Rally.
In August of 2006 we tandem toured with the Bicycle Adventure Club from Prague to Budapest through Vienna and Brataslavia.
Our 2007 adventures included the 6th Annual Tandem TransAm Reunion at the Midwest Tandem Rally in Appleton, WI followed by 4 days of cycling in Door County, WI. In September we toured the country lanes of Southwest England's Wessex and Cotswolds regions with our good friends VIc and Diane and twenty other members of the Bicycle Adventure Club.
Our 2008 adventures included a Mid March Adventure Cycling Tour of Southern, AZ and the 7th Annual Tandem TransAm Reunion in Solvang, CA in July.
In 2009 we attended the Northwest Rally in Victoria, BC as part of our 8th Annual Tandem Trans Reunion followed by a four day tour down the Sunshine Coast. In September we coordinated a bicycle tour for the Bicycle Adventure Club in Northern Spain.
In July of 2010 we did a self-contained tour in the Black Hills of South Dakota with the Colorado Springs Cycling Club. In early September we attained the Midwest Tandem Rally in Shipshewana, Indiana and post rally tour in LaPort, In with our Trans AM Tandem Family. In late September we did a week long National Parks tour in Southwestern, Utah with the Bicycle Adventure Club.
Our 2011 tours included the mid July 10th Annual Tandem TransAM Reunion in Glewood Springs, CO and a month long driving and tandem tour of the Northwest of US covering eight states.
Our travels in 2012 have included a fixed based Tucson trip with the Bicycle Adventure Club (BAC) in March and a self-contained southeastern Arizona loop through Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties which we intend to lead in early spring of 2013 for the BAC and in June we did a two week tour with BAC in the Rhone Alps region of France.
In search idea riding climates we summer in Colorado and winter in Tucson. We try to stay fit in order to continue our tandem travels for years to come. We are members of the Tandem Club of America, the Colorado Tandem Club, the Bicycle Adventure Club, the Adventure Cycling Association, the League of American Bicyclists and founding members of the Colorado Springs Cycling Club. When in Tucson we occassionally ride with the Second Breakfast Group. If you are ever in Tucson and looking for a weekend ride, you should look them up. You can email us at bob at WeTandem dot com.