This past Sunday, Team InTandem participated in our third Gran Fondo NJ. Sixteen tandem teams and three solo escort / standby captains.
Stokers Lynnette Tattum and Maria Rios began the festivities for the 2700 riders and local dignitaries with an extremely soulful and emotional rendition of the national anthem in special commemoration of the solemnity of the date.
It was a lovely day. All large events have their special features and challenges. The best ones have a certain feel to the overall day – a mix of setting, program, and mostly, people, that just feels good and right. This event has that. That’s the best.
Our team rode in four of the five courses and all but one team completed their rides. Apologies to Dorcas and Laurel, whose tandem bike let them down this day. They completed all but eight of their 42 mile course.
Special thanks to Chris and Denise Patoir for transporting the bikes to Morristown and then back to our trailer in Central Park. And to Jonathon, Denise, and Susan and Debbie Elefant for making sure our team was ready to go for the start of the ride – which they were.
The ride may be complete but the fundraising campaign will continue for a few weeks still. It is not too late to join Team InTandem. Please consider a donation at this time to help
us continue to provide our programs to our members.