What we're about

The Evergreen Tandem Club has been promoting the joy of tandem riding since 2001. We are a collection of tandem enthusiasts who love to ride in a variety of locations sharing the adventure with others.  Our goal is to provide, sponsor and support tandem bicycling events throughout the Pacific Northwest. We post member-led rides, workshops and social events that appeal to those who ride and are interested in tandems at just about any level. Evergreen tandem rides are open to Meet Up members who ride tandem or want to learn about tandem riding. Due to insurance regulations, MeetUp members may ride ONE TIME with ETC before becoming paid members to enjoy the benefits and safety of riding with a group. The cost of membership is $25 per year for both captain and stoker.  
If you are interested in a venue for socializing and sharing tips, questions, routes and photos with other tandem enthusiasts, we invite you to join our Facebook ETC "Group." 
ETC also maintains an **ETC Facebook "Page" **where we include links to our official Meetup website events and rides.

Upcoming events (4)

Santa Hat Ride

9917 Lake Washington Blvd NE

Meet at 9917 Lake Washington Blvd NE at 1 pm. Drop off pot luck food and get ready to roll by 1:30. Ride through Downtown Park and along Lake Washington Blvd to Marina Park in Kirkland. Meet the Christmas Ships for a bon fire, egg nog and some caroling at 2:10. Then back down Lake Washington Blvd and to Hunts Point to see the blow up Christmas menagerie. Back down through Medina and back for a pot luck. Back by 3:30 ish for a pot luck holiday party.

The route is 14 miles

You can make two santa hats that fit over a bike helmet by sewing together 1 and a half santa hats. You can also buy santa hat bike helmet covers. I got https://evercover.com/product/santa-helmet-cover-universal-size/

You certainly can decorate your bike and lights are awesome. Despite being a daytime ride, it is dark in Seattle and you can see in the picture above that lights show up on our cloudy days and if by some miracle we get sun, I will be happy to trade sun for lights. El Presidente Tim, put on your lights!

Many know the drill for parking and drop off. We are at 9917 Lake Washington Blvd. From Lake Washington Blvd you turn down 99th toward the water, and make an immediate left into the driveway. We are the last garage on the first building in Whalers Cove. Drop off bikes, gear, food and then park up on Lake Washington Blvd, Meydenbauer Beach Park, or down in the marina and come up the stairs (gate code is 425)

Let's hope the weather cooperates. If the Sunday forecast is vastly superior to the Saturday forecast we can do a rain date for Sunday. I'd send out a blast to all who are signed up by 6 pm Friday if we are going for the rain date.

2nd Annual Hot Chocolate ride to Theo Chocolate

Warren G. Magnuson Park

We'll start at Warren G. Magnuson Park, ride the short distance to the Burke Gilman Trail and head south on the trail for 7 miles through UW, stopping at Theo Chocolates for their Drinking Chocolate Celebration ($4/cup). Don your merriest holiday riding attire and/or decorate your bike, if the mood strikes you. If not, wear a big smile. Then we'll head the 7 miles back to the park, laughing all the way.

For those who want to further their merry making, Fremont Mischief Distillery is just across the street from Theo, offering tastings of their outstanding whiskeys. You decide.

Rain (or sleet or snow) cancels

7th Annual Eating and Dreaming in Tandem Winter Potluck

Sunset West Condominium Apartments

It's time for our seventh annual opportunity to dream about a fantastic summer tandem trip while eating in tandem with your fellow club members.

The Potluck will follow the script pretty much from the past 6 very successful winter potlucks & presentations. Start arriving at noon, with nibbling and sipping to start when a few nibble-able and sip-able items appear, then full lunch starting about 12:30. 'Round about 1:30 we'll start our vicarious vacationing, with dessert to follow the presentation. Please bring a shareable quantity of your favorite comestible and either surprise us, or let us know ahead of time (in comments below) in hopes we don't have 4 versions of the same thing. Coffee and tea, both of them in caffeinated and decaf versions, will be provided. You are also welcome to bring along a beverage of your choice.

ETC members Paul Dutky and Dianne Iverson have tandemed through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and Austria, but thanks to the pandemic turned their 2021 tandeming closer to home. They will share with us a beautiful trip in eastern Oregon that they rode with their Redmond Oregon friends Suzanne Painter and Keith Wetzel. The beauty of rural, eastern Oregon on a bike in June will be self-evident.

Northwest Tandem Rally


Northwest Tandem Rally, Registration is open and discounted until Oct 31.


Past events (491)

ETC Annual Meeting

1000 S 248th St

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