Tandem Club of America

Tandem Club of America
Knoxville, TN 37920

Tandem Club of America
Knoxville, TN 37920

The Tandem Club of America was founded in 1976 by two teams of tandem enthusiasts on opposite coasts – California and Delaware – who wanted to provide a means to exchange information with other tandem owners throughout the country, find other tandemists, and share their enthusiasm with the uninitiated. Back in the 70’s there were not many tandems out there, and even less information about them! And since tandems were much less mechanically reliable then they are now, and true tandem mechanics few and literally far-between, a means of communicating amongst this diffuse group – in the pre-Internet era – was needed. A newsletter seemed like the best way, and costs needed to be covered in order to support the venture. Hence the TCA and its hard-copy newsletter, DoubleTalk, roughly modeled on the UK’s Tandem Club and its newsletter, were born.