This past weekend (July 3-5th), the crew from Axiom Gear was on Vancouver Island in the beautiful city of Victoria, supporting the 2009 Northwest Tandem Rally. This event drew approximately 700 people (or 350 Tandems!) to the provincial capital for a fun weekend of supported rides all around the region.
The goal of the NWTR for 2009 was to raise money in support of finding a cure for cancer. At the end of the weekend, organizers reported that with the help of all the riders, and supporting sponsors like Axiom, the 2009 NWTR will be sending the British Columbia Cancer Foundation a cheque for approximately $30,000. Not bad work for a great weekend of Tandeming in and around beautiful Victoria.
The event drew a diverse group of enthusiastic tandem riders. There were tandems of every description from two, three, four and even five person tandems. If you were to pick a word to describe the weekend it would have to be “Custom:” custom bikes, custom roof racks, custom accessories, custom everything. There were even full custom carbon tandems with top of line components, dressed in custom paint schemes. But the weekend wasn’t just about the bikes it was about getting riders together and enjoying great rides.
The event was a success; the weather cooperated and the spirited group had a great time on the fully supported rides, which came in three levels to accommodate everyone from novice to experienced riders. Combine great people, great rides all for a great cause and it’s hard not to have good time. It was a great event to be a part of and be able to support.