Greetings, fellow tandemists!

We, Maya Stein & Amy Tingle, wanted to let you know about an exciting project this summer!  We are two artists and poets heading out on epic 1,400-mile journey by tandem bicycle in July to promote collaboration, creativity, and community. We’ll be cycling from Boulder, Colorado to Beloit, Wisconsin, and we are hoping you will be interested in our project and will help us spread the word to the tandem cycling community.

Type Rider II is the second installation of a traveling writing project Maya launched in 2012. “Type Rider: Cycling the Great American Poem” was a 40-day, 1,200-mile trip from Amherst, Massachusetts to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during which I towed a typewriter behind me and invited people encountered at each stop to contribute to a collaborative collection of writing. My journey was documented by several publications, including The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Rails-to-Trails Magazine, and The Writer. For a full list of articles, visit

Type Rider II builds on the experience of the first trip in several ways. First, we will be partnering with Little Free Library ( to help build at least 20 new community-based book exchanges along our route. Secondly, we are looking to engage local and national poets to hold poetry readings at our stops and donate books to these small community libraries. And finally, we will be creating personalized poetry on our typewriters for the people we meet.

For more information about us and our project, please check out our Kickstarter project page  or contact us at

We hope you will share our project within the tandem community. Thank you for your consideration!

Maya Stein & Amy Tingle

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