Midwest Tandem Rally 2014
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Labor Day Weekend
News: Johnny Appleseed Campground will
open on April 1 and will be accepting reservations.
Midwest Tandem Rally: an Indiana Tradition
The 2014 Midwest Tandem Rally, the largest tandem gathering in the U.S., will be hosted by HOOTs (Hoosiers Out On Tandems) in Fort Wayne, Indiana over Labor Day weekend, Aug 29 thru Sept 1. MTR historically has 400 – 500 tandem teams attend; it’s always a fun and impressive sight to see that number of tandem teams for the Saturday and Sunday mass starts. Come and join us for some great riding and fellowship with other tandem cyclists.
In order to make MTR a family friendly event, we are offering free registration for all riders 12 and under, as well as reduced rate of $5.00 for the Sunday banquet. So, bring the kids; they ride free and eat cheap!
The rally will be hosted in the Fort Wayne Downtown Hilton hotel. With many dining and entertainment venues in the downtown area, you'll be able to park your car on Friday and not get back in until you leave on Monday.
The Friday ice cream ride and Monday breakfast ride will follow Fort Wayne's extensive Greenway trail system (over 60 miles of trails!) with routes of 20 - 25 miles. On Saturday and Sunday, the mass starts will be escorted out of town by the FWPD to follow routes on scenic northern Indiana country roads. Saturday and Sunday routes will have options of 30 - 70 miles with multiple SAG stops and lunch provided for all participants.
Reed Steele will provide the entertainment at the Sunday evening banquet in the Grand Wayne Center. If you were at the MTR2010 banquet, you'll remember Reed. Be sure to join us to see his hilarious tandem cycling team skit as well as his other terrific skits.
We have a number of merchandise options available for the rally: Jerseys, Double Dry Tee Shirts, Socks & License Plates. Check our “Merchandise” page to see the merchandise and sizing information for your choices. The order deadline for jersey's is June 15; all other merchandise must be ordered before July 15, so get your orders in early!
If you’re new to MTR or tandem riding and want to know what it’s all about, please get in touch with us us for more information.
See ya in September at MTR2014 as we Rally 'Round the Fort!
View the MTR 2014 Slideshow