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October Rides and Events!

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Saturday October 15- Heiskell Library’s Accessible Community, Culture, and Technology Fair

***We need a few more ambassadors.***   

The Heiskell Library has again invited us to table at their annual accessible Community, Culture, and Technology fair. The past two fairs have brought in over 200 attendees each year to learn about the city’s accessible offerings for community members who are blind, visually impaired, or physically disabled. We are in need of a few ambassadors to represent InTandem at this event. Please e-mail us at info@intandembike.org if you are available. We also encourage everyone to drop by and participate in the Hands-On: Exploration and Creation themed activities.

Saturday October 22- Daffodil Ride

Our first gardening ride.  This ride is being managed by InTandem stokers Jay Kronfeld and Shelley Wine.  We will leave from Central Park and ride down to Corlears Hook Park in the Lower East Side where the Friends of Corlears Hook Park have given us three areas within the park to plant dafodils.  A few hours of gardening work will prepare the appetite for a lunch with new Friends and fuel our return ride to Central Park.

RSVP from the calendar below.

Sunday October 23- Tour de Bronx

It’s back! The Tour de Bronx is on Sunday October 23rd. Choose one of two rides. The 25-mile route takes riders through the south, east and mid portion of the borough including the Mott Haven district, Clason Point along the East River, and the largest park in New York City: Pelham Bay Park boasting nearly 3,000 acres of natural forest, OR The 40-mile route, which includes a visit to the historic Fort Schuyler on the Throgs Neck peninsula, the nautical community of City Island and the northern portions of the borough like Woodlawn and Riverdale. Both rides conclude at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where riders receive a complimentary souvenir T-shirt and enjoy a live musical performance as they relax from the day’s festivities.

RSVP from the calendar below.

Coney Island Cyclone and Hot Dog Ride

 


Image Description: InTandem cyclists pose in front of the Verrazano Bridge.

Central Park, West Side bike path, Manhattan Bridge, Downtown Brooklyn, Shore Parkway bike path – this sounds like a really good ride.  Where were they going?  Why, for a spin on the world’s most famous roller coaster, The Coney Island Cyclone, and some hot dogs at Nathan’s Famous.

Captain Chris Patoir and solo rider Denise Patoir conceived and led this ride.  They believe a good ride should always end in some good food.  And who are we to question that theory.


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Image Description: Captain Francie Hoogeveen and her mom, visiting from the Netherlands, in front of the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster.


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Image Description: InTandem tandem bikes parked in front of Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island.

40 miles roundtrip, the return trip took them along the oldest bike path in the United States, Ocean Parkway,  over the Brooklyn Bridge and back to Central Park.


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Image Description: InTandem cyclists riding over the Brooklyn Bridge.

Have an idea for a cool and fun tandem romp and chomp?  Send it along.

The Dogist is Coming!

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Image description: Rudy the 4 year old french bulldog poses for his closeup.

Elias Weis Friedman is The Dogist. Elias will be visiting InTandem at our Central Park ride on Saturday July 30, 2016. Stokers are encouraged to bring their (well coiffed and groomed) guide dogs to be photographed.

The Dogist is a photo-documentary series about the beauty of dogs. The Dogist was created in October 2013 and is based out of New York City. In the last year, the series has traveled to over 30 cities around the world, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, New Orleans, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, China, Taiwan, Croatia, London, Cape Cod, Cincinnati, Louisville, St. Louis, Denver, Breckenridge, Kanab (UT), Big Sky, Seattle, Anchorage, Miami, Ithaca, Newport, Providence, Portland (ME), Bar Harbor, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Venice, Milan, and more.

All in our InTandem family, extended or otherwise, are invited to attend. If you have a dog, service, civilian, or mutt: BRING YOUR DOG. Who knows? Maybe a few of our dynamic duos (stoker & guide dog) will be published in his next book!

 RSVP for July 30 if you intend to ride.

For more information about the project, visit thedogist.com