This was the second year that the Sportiada - Israel's largest sporting event - featured a cycling race for tandem bicycles, and close to 50 tandem bikes from Canvelo and other groups throughout the country took part in the two-day competition. Riders from the three Canvelo biking clubs, "Eynayim L'Shnayim" from the Upper Galilee, and "Galgal Ofan" from Kiryat Motzkin were there to tackle the rugged desert terrain in two competitive rides.. Many graduates from the Center and their teammates from all three Canvelo groups won trophies this year in all the age and gender categories. After two days of competition the tandem bikers set out on a 20-kilometer non-competitive bike ride in the area of Timna. Below: Canvelo riders together in the desert near Timna, riders from the center group and northern group displaying trophies won in the competition.