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Chain of Events is TBN's e-newsletter, featuring up to date info about upcoming rides and events. Click here for the most recent Chain of Events.
UPCOMING WEEKEND TRIPS from Paul and Brenda
Paul and Brenda’s weekend trips are a TBN tradition, known among TBN veterans for their fun, organization and exceptional value. If you haven’t been on one of their weekend adventures, you have been missing out.
Presqu'ile Prescription - August 24 - 26, 2018 - $40
Wolf Den - The Fall - September 14 - 16, 2018 - $135
Fitz - Fall Hiking - October 12 - 14, 2018 - $105 - WAITLIST ONLY
FREE SUNSET RIDE CONCERTS
You’re invited to attend a series of free Toronto Bicycle Music Festival concerts in Toronto’s parks. Meet other cyclists at 5:30 for a group ride to the concert venue and then relax to Toronto musicians. Note that while TBN members are invited to participate, this is not a TBN event.
Sunday, September 9
For more information about the Toronto Bicycle Music Festival, visit Sunset Series Ride Concerts
TooGood Pond Picnic: Sunday August 12th
Rides available at all levels.
Everyone meets for a BBQ lunch at the Toogood Pond in Markham.
Please register for good planning before Friday Aug 10th.
For more information and to register please click here.
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.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9: URBAN ROLLER METRIC CENTURY RIDE – BEACH TO OAKVILLE AND BACK
For the longest Urban Roller ride of the year, cycle 100 kms along the lake from the Beach to Oakville and back. Mostly level trails and quiet streets, with many exit points available. Lunch at Tim Hortons in Clarkson and then a rest point and turnaround at Gairloch Gardens in Oakville. This ride is classified as Advanced Urban Roller due to the distance and pace. The typical completion time for riders doing the full route is around 4:30 - 5:00 pm. Click for more details.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR JULy MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Nominations for July’s member of the month are open. To nominate someone, send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the name of the member you’re nominating and what they did. The member who’s selected each month will win a $50 gift certificate and qualify to be recognized as Member of the Year.
Tony Lau: MEMBER OF THE MONTH FOR June
Each month, TBN recognizes members who go above and beyond to make cycling at our club a great experience. We are delighted to announce that TBN’s Member of the Month for June is Tony Lau, for his outstanding work on TBN’s signature events – TNTO and Cyclon.
On TNTO, Tony has been an essential contributor to this event’s success, driving the van with riders’ bags and ensuring that logistics go smoothly, from slicing watermelon to pumping tires. Tony has also been an active member of the Cyclon committee, where he’s spent many hours mapping rides to ensure that riders have amazing and fun routes at Cyclon. Finally, Tony’s enthusiasm and ready smile make him a great ambassador for TBN.
Tony will receive a $50 gift certificate to Pedalinx, one of TBN's retail partners. Congratulations Tony - and many thanks for all your efforts !!!!
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.
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.
FEATURED CHARITY RIDE: Ride for Andy’s house
Each week TBN’s website features a different charity ride around the GTA for a worthwhile cause. This week’s ride is Ride for Andy’s House, in memory of OPP Constable Andy Potts. This OPP escorted ride takes place in Muskoka on July 14, with proceeds to Hospice Muskoka. Go to Charity Rides for a list of charity rides around Toronto.
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.
Picking up your tbn JERSEY
Thanks to everyone who ordered TBN’s new jersey, made by the award winning Canadian firm Louis Garneau. 90 different members ordered over 125 jerseys ... so we can look forward to a great display of TBN's new look on upcoming rides.
Jerseys will be arriving at the end of July. There will be two options for those who didn’t pay to have them shipped to your home: For members attending Cyclon, you can pick them up there. Alternatively, we will be emailing everyone who placed an order three locations in Toronto where you can pick up your jersey, asking you to let us know the one that works for you. Everyone who ordered a jersey will receive an email when they arrive. For those who missed the deadline, the next chance to order TBN’s jersey will be at the beginning of August.
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