Welcome to the PANTHERS!
Partners Aboard Neat Tandems Happily Enjoying Riding Simultaneously
We are the PANTHERS —- Florida’s only active tandem bicycle club.
NO FLORIDA TANDEM RALLY IN 2020
After 10 years of successful rallies, planning the FTR for 2020 has required the PANTHERS’ Board to reach a conclusion that we believe is best for our club members and for the tandem community. At this time we do know COVID-19 has severely affected our lifestyle and will continue to do so for the next few months. We are aware that several vaccines are being tested and if they are successful against the COVID-19 . . . best information predicts that a vaccine will be available early in 2021. As most of us are aware, breakfast buffets are no longer allowed at hotels; only individual wrapped pastries are permitted. In addition, we are unable to contract ice cream socials, lunch or dinner buffets that are expected to a well planned rally. Also, we must accept the possibility that COVID-19 will still be with us during the fall and winter of this year. Therefore, we will postpone our 2020 Florida Tandem Rally until October 15-17, 2021, with the hope that we will again be back to some type of normal.
The club hosts two major rallies each year: the Florida Tandem Rally (FTR) in The Villages during the fall, and the Sebring Tandem Rally in spring. Weekend rides are organized by members throughout Florida, in tandem-friendly locations such as Vero Beach or Lake Wales.
Any time you are in The Villages you can join a dedicated group of members who ride every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning.
If you are not already on our mailing list, use the box on this page to send us your email address so you will receive details as soon as they are available.
We hope you enjoy our rides and our website, and will choose to join the PANTHERS. Fill out the Membership Application and mail it in today! Dues are only $20 per team per year.
For lots of pictures and tandem fun, visit our members-only FACEBOOK PAGE
You must ask to join the group and be a current PANTHERS member.