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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Blind Stokers Club

The Blind Stokers Club (BSC) was formed in 2007, based on teamwork and volunteerism, to introduce and share the simple pleasures of recreational bicycling with those who cannot see well enough to pilot a bike.  The Club operates by forming teams and conducting rides.  Teams are composed of 3 parts: stoker, captain, and tandem bike.

The birthplace and base camp for the BSC is San Diego, California USA, however you can live anywhere and be associated with the Club.  If you would like to be part of a BSC tandem team, or are otherwise interested in what the Blind Stokers Club is doing, please complete a short profile on their official website so you can connect. This utility can be used by anyone worldwide to search for a partner in sight-impaired tandem cycling. All personal data will be hidden from users, and protected by the BSC Director.  Remote partner finding will be initiated and controlled by prospective stokers, who will individually be provided with contact data for prospective captain(s).  Other than prospective tandem captains, personal information will not be released, unless specifically authorized.

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