Then we were off to the Midwest Tandem Rally in Rockford, Illinois.
And this was our booth at the vendor expo.
Riding Lummi Island with the Evergreen Tandem Club.
And then they shared a great ride to Barlow Pass with us.
Sometimes bike builds are a group effort. Fun!!
This year we added a quad to our personal stable, for riding with grandsons.
We were title sponsors for the Northwest Tandem Rally in Bellingham. Note our Tandem Diversity logo on the jersey!
We rode a very challenging and beautiful tour with firefighter friends in the Wallowa and Blue Mountains of Eastern Washington and Oregon.
We toured in Holland, with Bike & Barge.
Friends helped us research our San Juan Islands tour.
This beauty helps mark our 45th!
The Tandem Year in Review - 2015
2015 was another good year for Tandem Diversity as a business, and for us as tandem riders and travelers. We went for the first time to South America. Another first was canal barging and tandeming, this in Holland and on a rental tandem, yet another first for our international touring. We rode just over 3100 miles tandem during the year, enjoyed 2 international tours, and domestically attended 2 regional rallies (Northwest and Midwest), rode 4 tours, and participated in many local rides, club rides, and events. For Tandem Diversity the highlight of the year was serving as title sponsor for the Northwest Tandem Rally, and we also had a booth at the Seattle Bike Expo. Our post-rally tour in the San Juan Islands was such a success that we will offer an expanded version in 2016.
Please enjoy some selected photos from our year, and please accept our best wishes to all of you for a healthy, happy 2016. Safe riding. See you on the road!
Mark and Chris
Finally we finished off the summer by riding with friends and family on the Chicago Area Tandem Society's post-rally tour in Ottawa, Illinois.
Tulips in Skagit County.
The weather was marvelous for the Tandem Diversity post-rally tour in the San Juan Islands, complete with Orca sightings off Lime Kiln Park!!
We toured in Colombia, with TOUR CO.
Seattle Bike Expo, our booth right next to the Northwest Tandem Rally.
But our firefighter friends grabbed the first test ride.
Expert assist from the master!