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Officers

Role Name eMail*
President Dan McKee president at easterntandemrally.org
Vice-president Ross Glasgow vicepresident at easterntandemrally.org
Treasurer Cheryl Prudhomme treasurer at easterntandemrally.org
Secretary Maggie Cole secretary at easterntandemrally.org
Comptroller & Auditor Brenda Isherwood auditor at easterntandemrally.org
Historian David Darby  
Merchandise Manager (open) merchandise at easterntandemrally.org
ETR Board Member at Large (2015) Beth Potier  
ETR Board Member at Large (2015) Nan Steketee  
ETR Board Member at Large (2014) Brennan Wall  
ETR Board Member at Large (2016) Candace Cotton  
2018 ETR Representative Reed Nester  
Webmaster (non officer)

 Mike Bianco (now)

David Darby (soon)

 webmaster at easterntandemrally.org

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Biographies

 

President

Dan McKee’s fascination with tandems started at GEAR ‘75 in Amherst, MA when he saw a couple on a tandem pulling their child in a Cannondale Bugger trailer. The whole family was together – pretty cool, he thought!

His wife surprised him with their first tandem in 1989. The people they’ve met since then, the other big bikes they’ve bought (including a triplet), keep leading to new friendships, new experiences, and new vacations.

Tandeming became an integral part of their life, which they enjoy immensely and never had imagined would be so important. They say they are lucky to call the numerous couples they’ve met over the years as good friends and fortunate to enjoy this healthy social activity with so many others.

 

Vice President

Ross Glasgow

Ross Glasgow, an avid bicyclist since 1990, hails from Bowie, Maryland and been involved with the ETR board since 2005. He and his wife, Donna, purchased their first tandem in 1994 and since 2000 have participated in many multiday tandem events and rallies in various parts of the US and Canada. In addition, they have toured with other fellow tandemists in France, Germany, Italy and New Zealand. Ross and Donna have thoroughly enjoyed attending these tandem events and look forward to many more.

 

Donna and Ross Glasgow

 

ETR Treasurer

Cheryl Prudhomme and her husband Mark bought their first tandem in 2001 and have been enjoying riding with the local tandem club – the Doubles of the Garden State (DOGS), as well as at ETR and MATES since then. They currently own a Bushnell coupled bike and a Calfee Tetra. They went on their first international biking trip to Italy in 2016 with the Bushnell. They hosted two MATES rallies (2008 in Flemington and 2015 in Clinton). Cheryl is currently retired from Chubb Insurance Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary

Maggie Cole and her husband, Jim Scally, have been tandeming since the early 2000s. They attended their first ETR in 2011 and were immediately hooked, traveling to Spring Thaw, MATES and ETR in 2012. While Maggie still prefers the stoker seat, she has recently been enjoying learning how to captain, and the two have been known to spontaneously switch seats mid ride. Jim and Maggie live on Cape Cod and have, between them, four children and four grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comptroller & Auditor

Brenda Isherwood

Brenda Isherwood and her husband Larry (TeamBreeze) started tandeming in 1996 on their Burley Duet before they were married. They jumped right into the tandem world, first being volunteers for the 1997 ETR and most recently the 2013 ETR both in NJ. They are founding members of the DOGS (Doubles Of the Garden State) Tandem Club of NJ which was formed after the ’97 ETR and are very active members.
Larry is the artist for the DOGS club jerseys, the 1997 & 2013 ETR jerseys and the Dirty DOGS club jersey with Brenda handling the design portion of two of these jerseys.
They have two children, Amy & Matt, whom are now adults. Their daughter and her husband, Jay, mountain tandem and are also DOGS club members.
Brenda is the Office & Accounting Manager at the same company since 1991. Larry has been a diesel mechanic at the same company since 1978 and is a great bike mechanic.
They still own the Burley and use it to take their shih tzu, Barkley, for trailer rides. They’ve owned two Co-Motions, with their current one being a Macchiato. They also got into off-road tandeming in 2008 and own two mountain tandems, a Ventana Full Suspension and a Fandango Hard tail.

2013 NJ Gran Fondo

ETR Board Member at Large

Beth Potier

Beth Potier has been tandeming since 2002, when she and her boyfriend rented a tandem on vacation, loaded it with 50 pounds of touring gear, and rode it straight up a mountain. Adhering to the wisdom “Wherever your relationship is headed, a tandem will get you there faster,” she married the captain of that ill-advised trip, Brent Bell. They ride a 1985 Bob Jackson tandem they purchased at a garage sale. Several years ago, they kicked their son Holden out of his Burley trailer and made him stoke his own weight, adding a Hokitika triplet to their quiver. In her day job as a writer at the University of New Hampshire, Beth’s office is in the former conference center that hosted the 2008 ETR in Durham.

Brent, Holden, and Beth commence a tour in Prince Edward Island

 

ETR Board Member at Large

Nan Steketee and her husband Scott and have been tandeming since 1977 when they commissioned Bill Boston to build them a custom tandem. Shortly thereafter they bought Malcolm Boyd and Judy Allison’s Jack Taylor and used both it and the Boston for family touring. Nan spent many a trip captaining these tandems with Scott or one of our two sons stoking. She remains one of few women to captain and would love to talk to other women who do so or want to. They purchased their Calfee five years ago and are enjoying it. They have toured parts of the USA and Europe on tandem. Nan is the captain of Team Joelle for the annual MS150 City to Shore event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ETR Board Member at Large

Candace Cotton and her husband Mike Saft bought their first tandem in 2004, but it spent more time in the garage than on the road because it was an uncomfortable fit for the captain. However, after a visit to Mel, the purchase of a Seven Tandem and a wonderful ride with the WABBITS, they learned about all the wonderful tandems events and the wonderful tandem community. Their first event was Mel’s Tandem weekend in 2012 followed by the ETR in New Jersey in 2013. Since then they have attended every subsequent ETR and MATES. They got the travel bug so purchased a Comotion coupled tandem and have since travelled to New Zealand twice, Spain and France. Arizona and New Mexico, plus have an upcoming trip to Belgium. Tandeming has become their main source of recreation and vacation and expense.

 

2018 ETR Representative

Reed Nester and his wife Karen have been tandeming since 2002, and have lived in Williamsburg, VA since 1986. Reed is retired from serving as Williamsburg’s Planning Director for 30 years, and was actively involved in planning for bicycle facilities in the greater Williamsburg area. He is a past-President of the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists and is a board member of BikeWalk Williamsburg. Karen is a retired middle school science teacher. They have two sons, Matt and Mike, who live in Swansea, Wales and Knoxville, TN with their families. Reed and Karen are active members of the RATS (Richmond Area Tandem Society), and attended their first tandem rally in 2003. They hosted ETR in Williamsburg in 2018. They have owned three tandems, with their current stable consisting of a Calfee Tetra and a Co-Motion Mocha.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Webmaster

Mike Bianco

Mike and Caren Bianco decided to buy their first tandem in 2005 without ever having ridden one before. Slow on the uptake, however, it took them six years to discover tandem rallies. They attended their first tandem rally in 2011 in Storrs, CT. Inspired by their new tandem friends, they now own four tandems. Whether on or off-road, Mike and Caren try to get out riding every chance they get. They are active members of the Doubles of the Garden State (DOGS) and are the organizers for the 2013 and 2016 rallies. The now run Adventures In Tandem, a tandem travel touring company.

At ETR 2012

 

 

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