Listen to 2-part interview with BSC founder and director Dave White and stoker David Kuttnauer, aired on UT Radio 2/28/2014

 
 

The Blind Stokers Club (BSC) has roots from 2005, based on teamwork and mentoring, to introduce and share the simple pleasures of recreational bicycling with those who cannot see well enough to pilot a bike.  Birthplace and base camp for the BSC is San Diego, California USA, however you can live anywhere and be associated with the Club. The Club operates by forming teams and conducting rides.  Teams are composed of 3 parts: stoker, captain, and tandem bike.

 

About the protection of personal data and partner finding:  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.

Erika and family with Challenged Athletes Foundation granted tandem
Blind Stokers Club celebrates after Cycling for Sight
U.S. Paralympic cycling team pair of Karissa Whitsell and Mari Holden, returning Erika's tandem after training camp in Alpine.
Legendary cyclist John Howard rides with the Blind Stokers Club, July 3, 2010.

Above right, BSC members stoker Kara Vatthauer and pilot Trina Jacobson race their way to silver medals  - at the 2013 National Paracycling Championships in LA. 

(Above from left) John Howard, Andrew Burr, Dave White, Jim Miller, Bill Walton, Jeremy Poincenot, among 20 BSC members at the Challenged Athletes Foundation 18th annual Celebration of Abilities San Diego Triathlon Challenge; 44 mile bike relay and high-density inspiration at La Jolla Cove.

Below left, the Knights in the Darkness brought their goodwill and trust all the way from Taipei, Taiwan, to enjoy the 8th annual Cycling for Sight with the BSC.

Enjoy and share Almost a Mountain, a short film about redemption that highlights the beauty of a tragedy, rectified by helping someone meet their needs through the sport of tandem cycling; starring BSC members Jeff Krebs and David Kuttnauer.

To learn more about the WHO, WHAT and HOW of the BSC, play the short video above.

Teamwork that’s a sight to see, a feature article on the BSC, by Pam Kragen.

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