Eastern Tandem Rally, as its name implies, was originally organized to provide continuity to its namesake annual tandem bicycle rally. Since that time, we have expanded our mission to seek opportunities to provide and promote recreational, social and educational opportunities for tandem cyclists in the New England and mid-Atlantic states. The ETR is composed entirely of volunteers.
ETR does not aspire to be the largest gathering of tandems in the US, but seeks to provide a rich opportunity for primarily regional tandemists to ride and communicate with each other. ETR seeks to balance rally costs with a safe, social and high quality cycling experiences. For example, our event history includes rallies with college dorm hosting as well as hotels. We also seek communication and cross-pollination with other tandem organizations in order to keep new ideas flowing and enrich the organization. If you are an experienced touring cyclist, the ETR would also like to tap your skills to organize smaller pre- and post-rally tours, shoulder events that round out a rally weekend, and help justify a long trip by our further-flung attendees. Or come to us with an entirely new idea!
The current ETR Bylaws, in Adobe PDF format, are available here.