There are two types of members at TandemEyes. One is the captain and one is the stoker. The captain is an experienced, passionate rider who guides the bike on the selected route. The stoker is an individual who is blind or partially sighted. Together you work as a team to power the bike. The communication and trust between the captain and stoker are the most important part of successful tandem cycling.
Each spring we conduct a mandatory orientation/training session for all captains and stokers so that everyone can get comfortable with the bikes and understand their respective roles. At this point, each stoker will do a self assessment on their ability to be part of the bike team. Please note, all captains must have a valid driver's licence. Our orientation takes place on the last Saturday of April each year.
You may have cycled for many years prior to your vision loss or you may be looking for a brand new idea to get some exercise and meet new people. Either way, we would love to have you be part of this experience. It is a simple phone call or email for more information.
The membership fee for joining TandemEyes is $52.00 for 2018. This includes a membership with our partner, Peterborough Cycling Club, and covers the insurance for the cycling season.
New Captains and stokers are always welcome. Please use the contact form for inquiries.