TT: JACK FROST TANDEM TT, Feb 23 - Vancouver, WA
This early season TT is 12.4 miles, out and back, on nearly flat countryside. The start is at Vancouver Lake Park (just north of Vancouver, WA) and they have offered a tandem class each year. 2014 Flyer.
TT: CUCINA FRESCA ICEBREAKER TT, Mar 1 - WA
Tandems get their own start times on this 10 mile TT course on Green Valley Rd near Flaming Geyser State Park. Located between Black Diamond and Auburn, WA, the start/finish is at the corner of Green Valley Rd and 218th. 2014 Flyer.
MTB: SEA OTTER CLASSIC TANDEM XC, Apr 13 - Monterey, CA
Sea Otter has the biggest XC Tandem Mountain Bike Race on the west coast. Held every year during the 4 days of Sea Otter (April 10-13, 2014), the XC Tandem race is Sunday morning this year. The course is one lap (about 22 miles) that starts on Laguna Seca Raceway! This is a fast and fun course with some long, steep climbs and plenty of California singletrack. Expect about a dozen MTB tandems at the start line. 2013 Results.
TT: TWILIGHT TIME TRIAL SERIES, May 6, 13, 20, 27 - Eugene, OR
Put on by our own, tandem lovin' Sal Collura, the Twilight Time Trial starts and ends near the Coburg Fire Department and features a tandem category every Tuesday night in May. This is the same TT course used by the Co-Motion Tandem Stage Race in 2009-10. 2012 Flyer.
ROAD: OREGON GRAN FONDO, Jun 1 - Cottage Grove, OR
If you're looking for a long road race, this has that option. Start/Finish at Bohemia Park in historic downtown Cottage Grove, just 20 minutes south of Eugene, Oregon. If you like to race, register for the 117-mile Gran route which covers some beautiful roads. Expect a few tandems on the Gran route. The first event of the Oregon Triple Crown Series, which has tandem classes at all 3 events. Website.
TOUR: NORTHWEST TANDEM RALLY, Jul 3-6 - Pendleton, OR
OK, this is obviously not a tandem race. But the NWTR is my favorite non-tandem-race, and the most fun you'll have with several hundred other geekbikes. Join us for a weekend full of tandem rides of varying lengths - and riders of varying abilities. Fun for the whole family! This year the NWTR is in Pendleton and promises some excellent riding. Registration is now open! Website.
CRIT: REDMOND DOWNTOWN CRITERIUM, Jul 12 - Redmond, OR
In what may be the only tandem criterium in Oregon this year, this course in downtown Redmond promises to be good one. In 2013 racers covered a 6-turn, storefront filled, L-shaped curcuit in the heart of downtown. Put on by the hard working folks at Trinity Bikes, some quality bike racing is happening in Redmond. Website.
ROAD: TOUR OF AUFDERHEIDE, Jul 13 - Westfir, OR
A fondo with a tandem class. The Aufderheide winds up through lush forests alongside the Upper Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, and past spectacular cliffs. This cycling event includes three routes of varying difficulties. If you like to race, expect a few tandems to register for the 100-mile Alpine route. The second event of the Oregon Triple Crown Series, which has tandem classes at all 3 events. Website.
GRAVEL: OR COAST GRAVEL EPIC, Aug 23 - Waldport, OR
An endurance event that showcases the raw beauty of ancient Siuslaw National Forests and some of its seriously stout hills. The Abomination route is 73 miles long with 10,000 ft of climbing. A mix of gravel and pavement, this is a fun and tough adventure on a tandem. If you like to race, expect a few tandems to register for the 73-mile route. The third event of the Oregon Triple Crown Series, which has tandem classes at all 3 events. Website.
ROAD: USACYCLING MASTERS NATIONAL ROAD CHAMPS, Sept 3-7 - Ogden, UT
Wanna race against the best tandem teams in the US? For teams with a combined racing age of 70 or more, the USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals is in Ogden, Utah. Masters Road Nationals brings 5 days of racing that includes a tandem road race and tandem TT! Previous Results.