My stoker and I just got back from our first tandem rally-- the Northwest Tandem Rally held this year at Lacey, WA, at the St. Martin's College campus.
We showed up on Friday night to stay in a dorm room. It rained several times on us on the drive up, so I was happy that I took twenty minutes to split our Bike Friday "Q" in two parts and packed it inside our '98 Ford Escort instead of using our roof rack. It was also unclear if we would have inside tandem parking at the dorms, so I might have also left it in the car overnight. As it was, we did have inside parking, and we assembled it Friday night and rolled it in.
Bike Friday tandems were surprisingly popular at the event. Of the 450 teams there, maybe fifty or more were BFs. Here's a group shot of BF owners on Saturday morning. We're the third team from the left (me in yellow, my stoker in blue):