March 11, 2015

Chain of Events

Bi-weekly e-newsletter of the latest events, news and activities

Overnight trips

We've got a raft of exciting cycling adventures for you this year. Some are listed below, but more are coming. Check the website for the most up-to-date information.


May 16 - 25 

Kentucky Cycling

Our nine-day spring cycling trip to Lexington, Kentucky, is sold out, but there's always a chance of a cancellation. Be the first in line for a space (gender-specific) by emailing leaders Dinsmore and Marie:


May 29 - 31

Niagara Bike and Hike

Registration is now open for this new Bike and Hike trip in the Niagara Region, where you will stay in a comfortable two-bedroom suite at the Niagara College residence, near Niagara on the Lake. For a mere $145 you can enjoy biking, hiking, wineries and more.


June 13 - 14


Registration will open on Friday, April 17 for this popular trip, now in its 22nd year. Cycle from High Park to Niagara Falls and back (168km each way), or get a head start from Stoney Creek (90km each way), staying in a comfortable motel for your well-deserved overnight rest. 


June 18 - 21

Solstice cycling in the county

Registration opens March 24 for this extended weekend trip to Prince Edward County, Thursday to Sunday. We will be based in Wellington at a charming lakeside motel with many amenities. Enjoy cycling the quiet roads of Prince Edward County before the crowds arrive. Fee $240 for members. 


July 3 - 10

Cape Breton Island

Save the date for this exciting new summer trip around Cape Breton Island, taking in the famous, scenic Cabot Trail, the Margaree Valley, and the Bras D’or Lakes. We're planning six days of cycling averaging about 70km a day. This challenging trip will include a SAG wagon to carry your luggage and, if necessary, you. More details coming soon.


September 12 - 14

Simcoe Circle

This fall trip, organized by Cycle Canada exclusively for TBN, circles Lake Simcoe in three days, averaging about 100k a day. This trip needs at least 8 TBN registrants by June 15 to proceed, so please register now for the early-bird price of $395.50 (later price $446.35). The price includes two nights' accommodation, breakfasts, two guides, SAG wagon, and maps.


Contact Jean at if you have any suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.

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Super end-of-season ski sale

TBN is offering a special price for the last ski trip of the 2014-15 season: just $15 for members, or $20 for your non-member friends. Sign up now for Saturday's trip to Highlands Nordic, where the trails are always beautifully groomed. 

Almost there

We're just days away from the first scheduled TBN rides of 2015, even though there's still snow on the side of many roads and salty puddles from the grubby, melting snow and ice. The Wednesday Wheelie riders kick things off on March 25 at 10am, and the Sunday Tourist rides will start just days after that, weather permitting. Check the cycling section of the website for details of all the ride programs. You do not have to sign up for rides, simply show up with your membership card.

As the season nears, we're putting out our regular plea for ride leaders and sweeps to make the program work. If you can help, please access your profile on the TBN website and check the box "Ride leader/sweep" in the section "Do you wish to volunteer." Or, email  It's your club, help make it even better.

More jersey options 

Don't forget that we are now offering a vast range of TBN jersey options this year -- sleeveless, long sleeved, vests, jackets, wind vests, wind jackets.
Check the website for the options, and get your order in soon. Remember there is a lead time of 2-3 months to collect orders and then ship the goods. Order your new jacket or jersey here.


TBN in your pocket
It's time to bookmark the new mobile edition of TBN's website,, which provides convenient access to upcoming TBN events. You never need to worry about missing a ride again.

Spring 2015 Quick Release  
The new edition of Quick Release is out now and ready for you to print out or read online. This is the first edition from our new volunteer editor, Alex Djukic, and considered opinion is that she has done a lovely job. Take a look, and see what you think. Thanks both to Alex, and to outgoing editor Sharon Chadwick who guided Alex through her first issue. The next issue will come out in Summer.  

Get discounts at TBN partners

Check out the GTA retailers and services that offer discounts to TBN members. Save money on bikes and accessories, as well as services such as tours, training sessions or a subscription to Pedal Magazine. We are currently in the process of renewing businesses for 2015. You can help by visiting your favourite shop and encouraging them join the program by contacting

Hold the date for Spring Kick-off

TBN will once again host the always popular Spring kick-off on Saturday, May 9. Details to come.

Get involved

TBN volunteers run all of our activities, including ski trips, skating, Cyclon, Toogood Pond picnic, TNTO and much more. There are many small, short-term tasks that can use a set of hands so please contact to learn more.

Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up.

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