Frequently Asked Questions

What is InTandem?

InTandem is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides tandem cycling programs and opportunities to people with disabilities.

InTandem provides the tandem bikes, equipment, training and coordinates all riding programs – all at no cost to InTandem members.  Our captains (that’s who rides in the front seat) are all experienced cyclists from the community who volunteer their time and energies to ride with our stokers (the rider in the back).
We are always looking for volunteers! You can find more information about our organization at


What should I bring?

Yourself, Your working bike, A fitting helmet, a bell, and a set of lights. No one is allowed to ride without lights or a helmet. 

Where will we go?

The route is 35 miles. We will go on a grand adventure through the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. There will be a donut (and coffee) stop in each borough.  While we don't publicly publish our route, all registered participants will receive cue sheets in their final instructions on Friday morning. We will also provide a .gpx file for bike computers, and printed copies of cue sheets at the start. 

How long will it take?

The ride will take approximately four hours.

I am an InTandem Stoker, how do I register?

Send an e-mail to for more information. 

Is this ride for tandems only? 

Nope! We have even had a gentleman on a unicycle! All types of bikes are welcome! Anyone own a Penny Farthing? The only rule is that you provide the bike yourself. 

I don't own a bike! Can I rent one?

Bicycles NYC - 1400 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10075
Pick up Friday afternoon.
Return Saturday after 10am
List price is $30.
10% off if they mention Donut Ride or InTandem when reserving or renting.
They call (212) 794-2929.

Frank’s Bike Shop -553 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
Pickup friday afternoon. Return Saturday by Noon.
List price is $30.
10% off if they mention Donut Ride or InTandem when reserving or renting.
They call (212) 794-2929.
(212) 533-6332

Why are we doing this?  

Are you kidding?  What could be better than a bike tour through a (mostly) sleeping New York City wth a few hundred of your cycling friends eating gourmet donuts and drinking coffee through the night?  

More questions? 

Please contact us by e-mail at We'll get back to you ASAP!