Captain Training

Remember, a team member’s first contact on any issue should be your assigned tandem partner.  Communicate and discuss.  If unable to solve the issue, consult the appropriate club resource from the list below or on the BSC Roster.

BSC Code of Cycling Standards

In addition to helmet, BSC cyclists are expected to bring adherence to all laws and rules of the road, respect for others sharing the roadspace, and a friendly awareness and support of others in your riding group.  League of American Bicyclists “Smart Cycling” course is a club standard.

Each BSC tandem captain must have tools, materials and expertise to repair a flat.

Every BSC bike needs toolbag with multi-tool, CO2 or pump system, spare tube(s) and tire boot.

Each BSC cyclist should carry ID, emergency information, money and fluids & snacks.

BSC MEMBER RESOURCES - Apply or Renew your BSC membership anytime.

BSC Program Description is your passport to JOIN the club, and access to the BSC Roster.

Download and save the BSC 2024 Calendar of Rides and Activities.

BSC Best Practices for Members during the COVID Era (Updated June 2021)

BSC Roster - contains members, coordinators, support people, substitute captains.

Need a substitute tandem captain or carpool ride? Use the Roster, email or post on BSC FB.


BSC 2024 Ride & Activity Calendar is published!

For all BSC Calendar Dates listing "Standard Ride", access the Standard Route on RideWithGPS, to view and download the map and cuesheet before the ride.

Sat 22 June 8:30a - Bagel Shack Ride (53M) or Donut Ride (20M), Carlsbad Village Train Station, 2775 State St.

Sat-Sun 6-7 July - Cycling for Sight with the Blind Stokers Club

Sat 13 July 8:30a - BSC Standard Ride, 9430 Scranton Rd, park near McDonalds.

Sat 27 July 8:30a - BSC Feature Ride, to be announced.

Sat 10 Aug 8:30a - BSC Standard Ride, 9430 Scranton Rd, park near McDonalds.

Sun 25 Aug 7:00a - Bike the Bay, park on Harbor Dr across from Star of India; registration required at www.bikethebay.net   Members sponsored at rollout.

Sat 7 Sep 8:30a - BSC Standard Ride, 9430 Scranton Rd, park near McDonalds.

BSC Corporate Sponsor Guidelines - Your “How To” guide for pursuit of grants and gifts.

Prospective tandem captains may benefit from these pilot tips, and etiquette suggestions for working with blind or visually impaired stokers.  Above all, BSC tandem teams are encouraged to develop riding and partnership techniques that are safe and suit yourselves.

Need more information on a club ride? contact BSC Ride Coordinator John Kirk.

BSC Chief Mechanic Patrick Nelissen can help you solve bike issues.

Need transportation for people or bikes to a club ride or activity? contact Transportation Coordinator Sue Stewart.  Note - basic Stoker transport plan is included in the Roster.

In addition to  many captains with tandems, more than 70 people and organizations have donated, loaned, or granted tandem and other equipment to the BSC:

   Al & Steve Tarkington       J. D. Dudek

Bob Groff & Yvonne Paris      Dave Knop

    Bill & Laurie Davis           The Knickerbikers

Braille Institute    Dave & Nancy White  Marc Homan

    The Challenged Athletes Foundation

Dave Franklin         Eric Lloyd        Michael Snyder

    John & Joyce O’Shaughnessy   Ben Willetts  

Roseanne Young    Jeremy Poincenot    Erika Garcia

    Art Jones     John Miller     Kathleen Waddell

Steve & Phyllis Murphy    David Schwartz

Peter Dawson    Gregg Stavros    Dave Weston

Jennifer Erwin & Tony Morrison    Dennis Sattler

ANdy Granda     Kurt Junge     Carl Weymann    Patrick Lennon    David Garber     Mark Kaufman   Michael Snyder    David Adler

Jennifer Walker Ferguson

Ron Peterka     Richard Lewis

Stephanie Dozmati   Joe Brown

Todd Shusterman

Santana donated to the BSC by Dave Knop