October 7, 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.


October 9-12

Thanksgiving Weekend in Prince Edward County

Sorry friends, yet another TBN overnight trip sold out.  Contact Brenda to get on the waiting list.


Jan. 15 -17

Wanakita Ski Weekend

Spend two nights on beautiful Koshlong Lake near Haliburton. Package includes 5 meals and activities such as classic skiing on 25 km of onsite groomed trails, snowshoeing, ice-skating on the lake, toboganning, a night ski to a bonfire and lots more. Only $213 (member rate). Registration for members opens November 7; non members November 20.

Feb. 19 - 21

Arrowhead Ski & Snowshoe Extravaganza

The package includes two nights at the Tulip Inn near Huntstville, daily ski tickets and breakfasts. Enjoy various levels and lengths of ski, snowshoe and hiking trails and then warm up by the fireplace with complimentary mulled apple cider. A welcome social on Friday night with snacks and refreshments is followed by a potlock dinner on Saturday. All this for only $180. Registration opens November 11 for members, two weeks later for non-members.

Feb. 26 - 28: Wolf Den

Details are still being ironed out, save the date for now


Contact Jean at weekendtrips@tbn.ca if you have any suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN. We are also seeking a new Overnight Trips Director, please contact us to learn more.

Get out there and enjoy the Fall colours

Many rides continue through October, some beyond. City Walks get underway this coming weekend and Hiking begins in November. Check tbn.ca for all activities, including our usual array of education, social and other events that keep TBN members active all year long.

THE social event of the year: AGM Dinner & Dance

TBN's annual dinner, dance and AGM is November 7 at Whistler's Bar and Grill. The bar opens at 6, dinner follows at 7 and the annual meeting starts at 830. By 9, we'll start the dancing, so sign up for a fun evening and win some great prizes. Tickets are $37 for members who register by October 28 and $42 after that date.

And of course it's not just a party. It's your chance to have your say in how the club is run, and to elect a new board of directors. Click for more details or go straight to registration.

For those who missed out on a TBN Cycling jersey, we'll have the fit-kit with us so that you can check your size and get your order in well before the 2016 season begins.

Join the TBN Board of Directors

The  Overnight Trips Director position is still open. The director is not required to lead trips, but rather to work with a committee and present an overall plan and seek out leaders.  Contact weekendtrips@tbn.ca to learn more about this very rewarding volunteer role. Brief job descriptions of all board positions are on the TBN website.

Fall Quick Release

Check the website soon for the Fall issue of Quick Release, our thrice yearly wrap-up of all things TBN. All current and many prior Quick Release issues are here. A printed version of the Fall issue was mailed to those who opted in.

Safety Tip of The Week

Every Chain of Events will feature one safety tip: for this edition: A FEW GENERAL TIPS

Slow down as you approach gravel or wet/icy roads, especially when turning.

When turning your head to look behind you, first ensure the road ahead of you is clear, then place your left hand on the back of the saddle and turn your head slowly to the left. Your hand on saddle will prevent you from drifting to the left.

When riding in a pack, ensure your front wheel does not overlap the rear wheel of the rider in front of you. Should that rider suddenly veer to the side, your wheel may be impacted, causing a potential crash.

Updated TBN Constitution

Thanks to those who responded with comments on the new constitution. The comments, along with responses from your board can be seen here. The new Constitution will be motioned for approval at the AGM on November 7.

Ride with GPS for Club Members

Just another reminder that TBN now has a Club account with Ride With GPS! That means that all TBN members can enjoy the full features that Ride With GPS (RWGPS) offers, without paying for an account. All you need to do is click on this link, and follow the instructions. If you already have an RWGPS  account, you're good to go. If you do not have an account, it takes about a minute to set-up a free account.

As long as the ride is listed in the TBN Club section, you will get the following benefits:

1) One-click loading of the route to your Garmin device.

2) Customize the layout and font-size of the cue sheet PDF to the way you like it.

3) Get turn-by-turn directions from the mobile app on your iPhone or select Android smartphones.

4) RSVP to rides

If you have any questions, please contact Joey at tourist@tbn.ca. Remember, to get these benefits, click on this link.

TBN Day Ski/Snowshoe Program Suspended

After many years of declining attendance and running this program at a loss, the ski/snowshoe day program will be suspended for 2016. However, should someone wish to revive or re-invent the program, please contact info@tbn.ca with subject line "Ski Program".

Update on downtown bike lanes

Check here for the latest on the Richmond and Adelaide bike lanes...more good news for all cyclists!


Remember to re-visit the TBN website before you head out in case your activity 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 www.tbn.ca/mobile.

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.

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

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