Monthly Archives: November 2016

Saturday November 12 – Ivan Castro Rides with InTandem


Ivan Castro is a U.S. Army officer who has continued serving on active duty in the Special Forces despite losing his vision. He is one of three blind active duty officers who serves in the U.S. Army and the only blind officer serving in the United States Army Special Forces. Castro currently serves on active duty at the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion as the Assistant Operations Officer /Total Army Involvement Recruiting Coordinator. He is an advocate of rehabilitation, employment and education for wounded warriors and participates in various races and marathons as a contestant.

Fortunately for us, Ivan will be riding with us on Saturday, November 12. Please join us as we welcome him for a few spins around the Park with our riders.

We had previously hoped to do a 60-mile ride leaving from our meeting place at 90th St. Instead, we are going to keep this ride within Central Park.

RSVP to ride with Ivan Castro

Vision Week 2016

Image description: Vision Week Logo


Professionals to Present Four Free Career and Entrepreneurship Workshops for Blind and Low Vision Participants in Support of New York Vision Week Fall 2016

Vision Week ( is pleased to announce that with the support from partner organizations and the community,between October 27 and November 18, 2016, four career and entrepreneurship workshops will be held in New York City for all blind and low vision students, jobseekers, professionals and veterans during New York Vision Week Fall 2016.

The free “Career and Entrepreneurship Workshop Series” of Vision Week Fall 2016 will focus on four key steps of job search and entrepreneurship: first, turn one’s skills and passion into offering ; second, turn one’s offering into a pitch; third, a proactive career game plan in the real world; and fourth, strategy in the social media online world. The workshop series will teach participants practical strategies and hands-on solutions to conceptualize the first, develop the second, design the third and carry out the fourth.

Participants can sign up for just one or all of the workshops. Each workshop is a separate topic. To sign up, visit Vision Week website or call 646.820.6201.

The three remaining free workshops are:
– November 3 Workshop #2: Helen Keller Services for the Blind “Effectively Communicating Your Strengths”
– November 4 Workshop #3: VISIONS Career Workshop “How to Successfully Raise Your Chance of Getting the Internship, Your First Job, the Next Job or a Better Job”
– November 18 Workshop #4: Baruch College Computer Center for Visually Impaired People “Taking Maximum Advantage of Linkedin as a Blind or Low Vision Student, Jobseeker, Entrepreneur or Working Professional”

To sign up, visit Vision Week website or call 646.820.6201.


Rescheduled: Sunday, November 27, 2016 – The Daffodil Ride

Image description: A closeup of planted purple flowers

Thanks to InTandem stokers Jay Kronfeld and Shelley Wine, both serious gardeners, we are doing the “2016 Daffodil Ride.” This is a trailer-to-trailer ride.  We will leave Central Park at 10am on Saturday, Oct. 27,  pedal downtown to Corlears Hook Park on the Lower East Side to meet our friends from the Friends of Corlears Hook Park for their “It’s My Park Day.”  We will be planting daffodil bulbs in three prominent meadows in the park for a couple of hours.  Lunch will be served.  Tandem teams can depart at or stay a bit later and get your hands more dirty. Dress appropriately, whatever that would be for bike riding and bulb planting.

RSVP for 2016 Daffodi Ride