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Important Message from the President:
The Annual General Meeting is on November 3, 2018 and at that time all board positions will be up for renewal. Although there are nominations for many of the positions, it is imperative that we have the following positions filled for 2019. If you have considered volunteering now is the time to step forward.
President: Ian Rankin is retiring after three terms but will remain as Past President for one year as per the club constitution.
Secretary: Bob Scott is retiring after two terms.There are many other volunteer positions on the social, education, technical and touring committees.Please consider volunteering to give back to the club that has given so much to so many and contact Ian Rankin at email@example.com.
Oct 16th early bird deadline for TBN’S ANNUAL DINNER and Dance
On Saturday, November 3 celebrate another great year at TBN's popular dinner and dance. Help elect our new board of directors and participate in our AGM. Book by Oct 16th to save on early bird registration. Be sure to log in to get member discount. Note that deadline for registration is October 23, earlier than past years.
Where: Fantasy Farm, 50 Pottery Road When: Saturday November 3, 2018 Time: Bar Opens at 6:00
Safety Tip of the week: STAYING VISIBLE ON THE ROAD
To ride safely, your bike should have:
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF TBN’S HISTORYGo to the new TBN History section to learn about TBN’s heritage and to answer these questions:
Nominations open for October Member of the Month
Nominations are now open for TBN’s October Member of the Month - your last chance to put forward a deserving member this year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to nominate a TBN member who went above and beyond the normal call of duty this month. Please include your name, the name of the member you’re nominating and what they did. The winner gets a $50 gift certificate and the chance to be recognized as Member of the Year.
TBN is an all volunteer organization and relies on involvement and feedback from club members to maintain our club as Toronto's best venue for cycling. If you have comments or suggestions about your experience with TBN or would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities on one of our club committees, please send an email to Ian Rankin, president@TBN.ca.
Check out the new cycling tips section on the TBN website, including how to reduce cyclist accidents. If you have suggestions for additional articles or you read a tip that you disagree with, let us know at email@example.com.
TBN In the NEWS
In September, a TBN ride was featured in an article in the Etobicoke Guardian and Toronto.com.
Click here to view pictures of the ride onToronto.com - and see how many TBN members you recognize.
YOUR FRIENDS CAN RIDE FOR FREE
New this year, when your friends sign up for TBN’s Chain of Events e-newsletter, their first guest ride is free.
Report Bike Parking Issues
The City of Toronto has launched a free web app called BikeSpace to collect data from cyclists to help improve bicycle parking. Using the BikeSpace app, cyclists can highlight areas where new bike parking is needed and report broken and full bike racks, as well as spots occupied by abandoned bikes. Download it to your smartphone from the Apple or Google app stores.
TBN MOBILE Applications
TBN has a free iPhone and Android app displaying upcoming rides with a single click. Open up the Apple AppStore or Android PlayStore and look for "Toronto Bicycling Network." if you like to use a mobile browser to view our events instead please bookmark our mobile friendly site -- you can reach the mobile site by clicking here.
Retail partner Feature
Hoopdriver Bicycles: Distinctive urban and touring bikes
Among TBN’s Retail Partners is Hoopdriver Bicycles, located on Annette Street near Runnnymede and Bloor. The mission of Hoopdriver Bicycles is to put people on the road to joyful and responsible transport. Serving Torontonians since 2009, Hoopdriver Bicycles is committed to providing bicycles, parts and accessories that are functional, smart, durable and attractive. We make a special effort to also source and stock unique products that are difficult to find elsewhere, and in some cases, are exclusive to Hoopdriver.
As well, we provide mechanical services ranging from small adjustments to full overhauls, hand-built wheels and complete assembly of custom bikes. What sets us apart is our friendliness and expertise. We'll diagnose your bike and give free estimates on the spot, based on your description and our observation, without condescension, techno babble or bad attitude. Appointments can be made by phone or in person for potentially same-day turn-around of tune-ups and other repairs.
In short: our service is based on care and attention to detail, integrity, honesty and value. Please feel free to call for prices and details at 647 344-9120. For more information go to www.hoopdriver.ca.
DISCOUNTS FOR TBN MEMBERS
Bike shops, services and tours
Among the benefits for TBN members are discounts from bike shops and cycling related services. Look under the About Us tab on the