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Our Holiday Appeal

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Our first ever email fundraising appeal is underway. If you happened to have missed the first appeal blasts amongst those of every other not-for-profit on the planet, please take a few minutes to visit our appeal page.

This is the time of year when we ask all our friends to include InTandem in their gifting plans. Your generosity will go a long way in assuring our members will have plenty of riding opportunities in 2017.

Visit our InTandem appeal page.

Vision Week 2016

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Image description: Vision Week Logo

Friends,

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 (www.visionweek.org) 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 www.visionweek.org 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 www.visionweek.org or call 646.820.6201.

 

A look back at the Tour de Bronx

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Image description: Maria and James with their Cannondale tandem.

We had a wonderful ride on Sunday at the Tour de Bronx.
Six tandem teams made it about 44 miles through Manhattan and the Bronx.

Thank you to captains Matt, Kristin, Greg, Li, and James for stepping up to ensure every stoker who wanted to ride got to ride.

And a big shout out to stokers Hashim, Kody, Ron, Susan, Maria and Adam for the huge accomplishment of completing this ride.

It may have taken all day but we all had a wonderful time.  And due to some incredible teamwork, we all made it through without a scratch.

Go team InTandem!

-Ride Leader, Jonathon Epstein

2016 All-Night Donut Ride – Recap

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Image description: A Peter Pan staffer presents a strawberry frosted donut with sprinkles.

The second annual InTandem All-Night Donut Ride was a sweet and savory success! We are very grateful for everyone who registered to ride with us!

At midnight, 12 InTandem teams and some 75 other riders set out from Central Park ready to conquer the night ahead, and with donuts on the brain the teams crossed the Macombs Dam bridge into the Bronx with Yankee stadium highlighting the way. Our first stop was Crown Diner. It was a mellow atmosphere in an old school diner on 161st st.

After stuffing our faces in round one, we made our way back to Manhattan and traveled down the west side on the Hudson River Greenway bike path. It was a beautifully brisk evening with a welcoming quiet often not experienced in the big city.  We stopped at Chelsea Piers where we were treated to another round of treats brought in from The Donut Pub on 14th St. We all knew there was no sleep til’ Brooklyn so we followed the Hudson River Greenway past the World Trade Center and down around Battery Park to the Brooklyn Bridge.

If you’ve ever ridden the very chaotic Brooklyn Bridge in the daytime, you’ll understand the joy of relaxing as your tires rumble over the wooden slats. Some of us were feeling the effects of avoiding the usual nighttime slumber so we added an impromptu coffee stop in Fort Greene.

Williamsburg treated us kindly as we passed through. We took a sigh of relief as we were welcomed into Peter Pan Donuts in Greenpoint with heat and trays and trays of fresh donuts emerging from the kitchen, seemingly just for our riders, which they were.

After a nice break to catch up with friends from our other group, we all set off for Queens. The longer route coasted along the shore past Astoria Park before reaching our final destination at The Doughnut Plant in Long Island City.

A leisurely (and mostly vehicularly empty) early morning pedal back over the Ed Koch Bridge heralded another beautiful morning sunrise in New York City.

All told – about 3000 miles ridden, 500 donuts consumed – don’t want to think about how many calories.

We hope you enjoyed your evening, and will volunteer with us in the near future.

Much thanks to everyone who made this ride a great success.

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