I'm trying to put together a presentation for local race organizers to include tandem classes in road races, and I'm hoping some herein can give some guidance.
For those who have seen or participated in road races with tandem classes, is it typical to run the tandem class(es) before or after the single bike classes (or somewhere in the middle of other classes)? I see in LotoJa the tandem racers start rather early, but in the recreational classes they start mid- to later in the groups.
Has anyone experienced, or are there rules against, starting the tandems admist the singles in a mass start? I have a call into USAC, but no response in over a week... From experienced single and tandem recreational racers, what are your opinions on mass starts with singles versus separate class starts?
Finally, there was a thread herein earlier with hill climbs in the Colorado area with tadem classes... Would the local Colo teams be interested in more road race events (it would be a fleeting notion if I were the only one). I'm considering the possibility of starting a website with a little more tandem "race" information than is currently available through USAC or BRAC, perhaps growing outside this region.