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TBN's New board for 2018 - 2019
Safety tip: leaves can be lethal
Please be extra careful if you're cycling through fallen leaves this year. Wet leaves can be super slippery -- like riding on a patch of ice -- and even dry leaves can mask a pothole, broken glass or an uneven section of payment. Enjoy the fall colours, but be careful as you ride.
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF TBN’S HISTORYGo to the new TBN History section to learn about TBN’s heritage and to answer these questions:
Congrats to Sandra Mccrossan, 2018 Member of the year
Sandra McCrossan is TBN’s Member of the Year for 2018, selected for her role as ride leader and coordinator for both the Tuesday Ravine Rides and the weekend Leisure Wheelers ride. Sandra won plaudits for her welcoming smile and upbeat attitude, as well as her help in training new ride leaders and sweeps..
Mary kennedy: Member of the month for October
Long term TBN ride leader Mary Kennedy is TBN's member of the month for October, reflecting her willingness to lead and sweep many of our city rides, as well as her special help during the month, when she accompanied a rider home -- by bus and subway -- after he had a minor accident on his bike. Please pass on your thanks to Mary if you see her on a ride or a walk.Hikes and city walks
Our off-season program of city walks has already started up, and the out-of-town fall hiking program won't be far behind. Check the website for details of these programs, which are a great way to get some exercise in the dull, grey days of late fall and early winter.
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.
Ski (or snowshoe) with TBN
Here are some of the out-of-town adventures that TBN is offering this winter.
Wanakita Ski Weekend: January 11-13
Spend 2 nights in a big comfortable cabin at YMCA Camp Wanakita, on beautiful Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. We're offering classic cross-country skiing on groomed trails, as well as great snowshoeing, and maybe skating on the lake. Registration for members opens Saturday, October 27, and Saturday, November 10, for non-members. For details and registration, go to the Overnight Trips page.
Wolf Den in the winter: February 8-10 Registration is open now for our excursion to the winter wonderland of the rustic Wolf Den lodge, on the edge of Algonquin Park. The Feb 8-10 trip costs $105 for members, or $115 for non members, and activities include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Check the website for details of the trip.
New trip ideas?
Contact Jeannie at email@example.com if you have suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.
SPINNING AT THE ADELAIDE cLUB
Want to stay fit this fall and winter? Carmen Diges' indoor cycling training sessions at the Adelaide Club start again on Wednesday, November 7. These are not your run-of-the-mill spin classes. Carmen is a certified Master spinning instructor, coach and competitive cyclist; who tailors classes to improve performance and meet personal goals. Plus, the Adelaide, located in First Canadian Place at Adelaide and Bay, now has new, state-of-the-art Stages bikes, with power meter technology. Find more details 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.
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