TUKANDU Cycling Club Inc., a 501(C)(3) organization founded in 1999 and incorporated in Ohio, is a tandem cycling club which holds its regular events on the Little Miami Scenic Trail, AKA the Loveland Bike Trail, during its activity season of April through October. Teams of riders with the front rider dubbed captain and the rider on the back dubbed stoker, cycle on Saturday mornings starting from Nisbet Park in Loveland, Ohio. At its events, teams may ride distances of 5, 10, 20, 40, 60 miles or whatever distances are comfortable for the individual teams.
TUKANDU is unique in that the stokers are usually blind or visually impaired persons on any particular ride. if you were to ask why would a blind person ever want to ride a bicycle, the answer is simple enough. Millions of people enjoy cycling. Blind and visually impaired people are no different from anyone else in that they are physically able and they can also enjoy the challenge of cycling. Therefore, the response would of course be, "why not!"
With this in mind, the organization was founded in June of 1999 to offer the opportunity of cycling to blind and visually impaired people through their partnering with sighted cyclists on tandem bicycles. That is also the reason for the name of TUKANDU. The name is actually a stylized version of the phrase of "two can do," because, on a tandem bicycle,
"TWO CAN DO".
The club, owning a number of its own tandem bicycles, will hold cycling events on every second or third Saturday during the cycling season starting in April and continuing through October. TUKANDU uses the "Loveland Bike Trail" for its events because there is so much flexibility in places to go and distances to travel.
TUKANDU is continually striving to improve itself by recruiting more eager new members, both sighted and visually impaired, and the invitation is always out for new members and/or guests.
You are urged to contact TUKANDU with your questions or comments, with your interest in joining, or to volunteer your contribution of time or funds. The event coordinator, whose contact information appears below, will be happy to talk to you at any time.Event coordinator:
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