UPDATE – RAIN DATE: If you were interested in attending our try out tandem biking event this coming Sunday, July 10th. Regrettably, due to the poor weather forecast, we have rescheduled the event for Saturday, July 16th from 2 to 4pm. We really hope you can make it!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook by searching Blind Sports Nova Scotia.
We 3 helmets available for stokers, but we encourage pilots to bring their own.
Join us on Sunday, July 10th in Halifax from 10 to noon and try out tandem biking for fun & recreation. Please check us out on Facebook or email email@example.com for more information and to RSVP.
Tandem biking (on a bicycle built for two) makes getting active in the great outdoors with friends old and new more accessible for individuals who are blind or partially sighted. Blind Sports Nova Scotia’s Tandem Bike Club is excited to be hosting a try-it and training day for both new volunteer pilots and stokers.
A pilot is a sighted individual who rides up front, steers the bike, shifts gears, and communicates effectively with the stoker. The stoker in this case is a person with vision loss who rides on the back of the bike, pedals, and communicates effectively with the pilot. Pilots should be confident riding a bike, have experience riding in different environments, and be a good verbal communicator.
Blind Sports Nova Scotia’s tandem bike club provides short and long term tandem bike loans to individuals with vision loss. We also welcome and appreciate volunteer pilots.
More information for volunteers: BSNS TANDEM BIKE VOLUNTEER 2016
More information for blind and partially sighted riders; BSNS TANDEM BIKE CLUB 2016 POSTER