I love the state I live in. I was born and raised in metro-Detroit, went to school and have family roots in the UP, and live and raise my children in a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan. Of all the places I have explored and traveled, I am always proud to be from the Midwest and happy to come home to Michigan. I love all four seasons that we have. I love how we are surrounded by water and that lakes, rivers, and streams are always minutes away, no matter where we are. And who doesn't love pulling out your mitten and showing where you live or where you've been?
My orange tandem bike first came into my life when my sister took me on a 100 mile yard sale road trip across the Midwest. One of the last stops was a farmer's barn and in it I found my 1968 Montgomery Ward tandem bike. I had to have it and somehow managed to add it to an overflowing pick-up truck. We cleaned up that orange tandem bike and it became the main mode of transportation for me and my young daughter throughout our small beach town.
Tandem For Two got its start in 2013 and the logo was born when my son suggested the name, complete with our orange tandem bike. This bike, that went from a Midwest farm to a small beach town, sums up all that we love about where we live. Its basket has carried veggies from our farmers' market, towels for the beach, picnic dinners to the park, and even our dachshund gets an occasional ride!