August 5, 2015

Chain of Events

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

Overnight trips

Check the website for the most up-to-date information on all TBN overnight trips. Our trips are extremely popular and many sell out quickly. Here is a recent quote from a very happy TBN member on a recent trip:  "Paul and Brenda's weekend trips are the best. I think I've gone to at least one of their camping/cycling weekend trips every year in the past 10 years. Not a single one of these trips stand out above the rest because they all rated 10 out of 10."


September 4 - 7

Discovering Pelee

Register for this Labour Day cycling and camping trip in Ontario's southernmost point, known for its birds, wine and agriculture. Book your spot soon for only $40 for three nights of camping; these popular camping trips always sell out.


Sep. 11-13 Wolf Den 

A great weekend to cycle, hike or canoe near Alqonquin Park. This is a popular TBN winter destination, now available late summer. Sign up here.


October 9-12

Thanksgiving Weekend in Prince Edward County

Registration is now open for this long weekend trip cycling  trip in delightful Prince Edward County. Book soon because there are only a few spots remaining.


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.

Summer Picnic: Beef or Veggie?

Sign up by Thursday for TBN's summer picnic at TooGood Pond in Unionville, this Sunday August 9, with rides of varying length to get there. It's a free picnic, but we do ask you to register ahead of time so we can determine how many burgers and veggie burgers to order.


Our annual ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls, with return by GO Train, is August 15 for Tourists and August 22 for Advanced Easy Rollers. We split the ride this year due to limited space on the Bike Trains leaving from Niagara Falls. Check the Day Trips page for more information and to register. 

Ride with GPS for club members

Coming very soon is a TBN club membership with Ride With GPS. This will provide all active TBN members with access to the more advanced paid-for services available on the app. We'll have more on this next time, in the meantime check the RWGPS website to learn more.

Summer Quick Release Now Online

Check the website for the summer issue of Quick Release, our thrice yearly wrap-up of all things TBN. A downloadable version is here, and on the home page of the TBN website. For those that opted in, a printed copy should be in your hands by now.

We are now working on the Fall issue, so if you have any stories you believe might interest to your fellow club members, please submit to

TBN partners discounts

The number of groups partnering with TBN is growing all the time, so check out the retailers and services section of the web site for all the member discounts.

You can help expand the list of TBN partners by visiting your favourite shop and encouraging them to join the program by contacting

Remember to revisit the site before you head out, in case your adventure is cancelled on short notice. Ride coordinators will always put safety first and cancel a ride if weather conditions pose a danger.

You can also check the ride schedule on your smartphone at

You do not have to sign up for rides. Just show up at the start point and show your membership card to the ride leader.

TBN Cycling Jersey Sales Temporarily Suspended

Sorry to report that you are unable to order jerseys at this time. We require a minimum order of 10 garments of any style and size for a production run. We will re-open sales at the AGM in November, at which time we will provide a "fit-kit" for those that wish to order jerseys in time for the 2016 season. 

Vulnerable users

The tragic rash of cycling deaths and non-fatal collisions with cars highlights the need for Ontario to introduce a Vulnerable Road User law, that holds reckless and negligent motorists responsible for their actions. A law like this puts an extra legal burden on motorists who kill or injure cyclists or pedestrians -- they need to prove that they were driving responsibly. And it forces convicted motorists to attend court, rather than just sending a lawyer, so they learn about the damages they've caused, and face surviving victims. Click here to sign the petition urging Ontario to bring in this type of Vulnerable Road Users law.

Get involved

TBN volunteers run all of our activities, including ski trips, skating, Cyclon, Toogood Pond picnic, TNTO and much more. Many small tasks can use an extra set of hands so contact to learn more.

We always need ride leaders and sweeps to make the ride programs 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

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

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