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Introduction to Tandem Video (Part 1)

Part 1 of 2; Tandem basics classroom session, for captains (pilots) and stokers. Recorded from Challenged Athletes Foundation Tandem Cycling Clinic presented by the Blind Stokers Club, October 17, 2015.

Introduction to Tandem Clinic, presented by the BSC at the

Challenged Athletes Foundation - San Diego Triathlon Challenge, October 17, 2015.

Blindness Can't Slow 83-year-old Cyclist,

a feature article on the BSC, by Pam Kragen, March 2017.

Listen to 2-part interview with BSC founder and director Dave White and stoker David Kuttnauer, aired on UT Radio 2/28/2014

The BSC aims to share recreational cycling with those who can’t see well enough to pilot a bike.

The Blind Stokers Club applies principles of setting and attaining a goal, fundraising, mentoring, teamwork, along with the joy and freedom of bicycling and the adventure of travel with a group.  Since 2005, BSC members have pedaled over 200,000 member miles.  Over 160 members of 80 tandem teams have completed the Cycling for Sight (CFS) tour, and 12 members rode the 7-day 620 mile CAF Million Dollar Challenge (MDC) Tour, including the 1st female team.

Tandeming is a team sport, and requires 2 teammates (stoker and captain) to be matched in size and personality.  Each stoker in the program is matched with a captain and tandem, with the intent that all 3 participate together as a team, during training rides and events throughout the year.  Each captain serves as a cycling mentor and coach for his/her stoker teammate.  Captains and stokers have responsibilities for maintaining communication with their partners and club-mates, and for ensuring that the 3 essential components are prepared for rides.  Teams unable to participate in San Diego area BSC rides and activities can create their own training and activity program in their area.

20 BSC members participated in the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Triathlon Challenge.