Dec 26 12

ETR Year by Year

Mike Bianco

Eastern Tandem Rallies have been held all over the Northeast, as far West as Dellroy, Ohio, as far North as Burlington, Vermont, as far South as Williamsburg, Virgina, and as far East as Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

Our smallest rally was the first, with seven stalwart teams gathered in Cape May, New Jersey in 1973, and our high water mark (historical echo intended) was at Gettysburg in 1999 with 262 teams!


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For more information, pictures, patches, etc on any of the rallies, just click on the year button in the table below (this is a work in progress, so not all years are clickable yet).

If you were an attendee at one of these rallies, you may be able to help us out!  We’ve scanning the group photos from the rallies when one was taken and are in the process of putting names to the faces in the pictures.  Years marked with an * have a group photograph. Click on the year and again to zoom the photo, and take a look.

Do you have pictures or any other memorabilia from past ETRs that you would like to display on this page? If so, please contact the webmaster.

Year Teams Start End City St Venue Hosts Comments
1973 7     Cape May NJ ? Chuck Allison the Prologue; apparently not called the ETR at the time
1974 19 10/4/1974 10/6/1974 Williamsburg VA ? Peter and Mary Alice Bahler  
1975 34  8/30/1975  9/1/1975 Newark DE ? John & Laurama Pixton & White Clay Bicycle Club  
1976 136  9/10/1975 9/12/1975 Lancaster PA ? Suter and Patty Hudson & LBC September
1977  56  9/16/1977  9/19/1977 Lake Waramaug CT The Inn at Lake Waramaug Janet Caruthers & Duane Thompson  
1978  77  8/25/1978  8/28/1978 Hunt Valley MD Hunt Valley Inn and Golf Club Al and Ruth Schaffer  
1979* 142 10/5/1979 10/7/1979 Falmouth MA Admiralty Motor Inn Ann and Emery Glass Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard
1980       Princeton NJ Westminster Choir College Harvey and Susan Sachs  
1981* 98     New Bedford MA University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth Ted and Karen Ellis  
1982*       Frederick MD Hood College Bob and Kathy Dollar  
1983*   8/19/83 8/21/83 Cape Ann MA Gordon College, Wenham MA Ted Ellis NH Monadnock Tandem Inn-to-Inn tour between NEAR & ETR
1984* 51 8/10/84 8/12/84 Kutztown PA Kutztown University John and Jane Stinsman  
1985* 50 8/2/85 8/4/85 Poughkeepsie NY Marist College Ben and Judy Strong Biplane dogfight over Old Rhinebeck aerodrome
1986 50 8/15/86 8/17/86 Penn Yan NY Keuka College Chuck and Bonnie Dye Little Italy hill!
1987* 61 8/14/87 8/16/87 Galloway NJ Richard Stockton College Al and Sue Berzinis “a Devil of a Rally”
1988 63 8/5/88 8/7/88 Durham NH UNH New England Center Bob and Linda Harvey  
1989 72 7/21/89 7/23/89 Elizabethtown PA Elizabethtown College Rodney and Verna Moseman Lancaster Covered Bridges
1990 74 8/3/90 8/5/90 Amherst MA University of Massachusetts, Amherst Al Shane and Marian Gorham  
1991 81     Allentown PA Cedar Crest College John and Jane Stinsman “Tandems at the Velodrome”
1992 100 8/7/92 8/9/92 Poultney VT Green Mountain College Carolyn and Earle Rich a bucolic ETR
1993 114 6/25/93 6/27/93 Williamsburg VA College of William & Mary Willa and Bob Friedman a colonial ETR
1994* 113 8/12/94 8/14/94 Cape Ann MA Gordon College, Wenham MA Ted and Karen Ellis Co-hosted with the 5th International Tandem Rally
1995 120 8/11/95 8/13/95 Geneva NY Hobart & William Smith Colleges Chuck and Bonnie Dye  
1996 200 8/9/96 8/11/96 Lancaster PA Eden Resort Rodney and Verna Moseman  
1997 149  8/1/1997 8/3/1997 Basking Ridge NJ AT&T Conference Center George and Linda Wells  
1998 192  8/7/1998 8/9/1998 Fitchburg MA ? Diane and Brad Willard  
1999 262     Gettysburg PA Eisenhower Hotel & Conference center Rodney and Verna Moseman  
2000 123     Lenox MA ? Al and Sue Berzinis “the Berkshires”
2001 177 6/15/01 6/17/01 Frederick MD Hood College Bob and Willa Friedman  
2002 95  8/16/2004 8/18/2004 Rye Brook NY Doral Arrowood Bruce Wells and Ann Hintermeister “Westchester Tree Tunnels”
2003 62  7/4/2003  7/6/2003 Concord NH Holiday Inn Bob and Linda Harvey  
2004 110 8/6/2004 8/8/2004 Keuka Park NY Keuka College Frank Zwemer & Laura Brewer  
2005 110 8/5/2005 8/7/2005 Lewisburg PA Best Western Country Cupboard Inn Rodney & Verna Moseman  
2006 92 7/2/2006 7/4/2006 Westford MA Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center Chanda and Dan McKee  
2007 78 8/10/2007 8/12/2007 Dellroy OH Atwood Lake Resort Lee & Alan Dolan Where East Meets West
2008* 104 8/1/2008 8/3/2008 Durham NH UNH New England Center Susan & David Hollinger  
2009* 123 7/10/2009 7/12/2009 Strasburg PA Historic Strasburg Inn Rodney & Verna Moseman the Strasburg Steam Railroad
2010 104 7/2/2010 7/4/2010 Saratoga Springs NY Holiday Inn Saratoga Springs Sue & Al Berzinis Fourth of July in Saratoga!
2011 104 8/5/2011 8/7/2011 Storrs CT University of CT Glenn & Sue Orcutt Welcome to Connecticut!
2012* 118 8/3/2012 8/5/2012 Amherst MA U Mass Hotel & Conference Center Beth & Brennan Wall A tie-dye Reunion – our 40th!
2013*  110 8/1/2013 8/4/2013 Warren NJ Somerset Hills Hotel Caren & Mike Bianco  
2014* 150 8/17/2014 8/20/2014 Burlington VT University of Vermont Susan Eisenstadt and Sal DeFrancesco  
2015* 149 6/12/2015 6/14/2015 Gettysburg PA Wyndham Hotel Terrie Tucker and Stephen Still  
2016 175 7/29/2016 7/31/2016 Geneva NY Hobart & William Smith Colleges Caren and Mike Bianco  

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