August 24, 2016

Chain of Events

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

Overnight trips

Just one trip on the horizon right now, and it's fully booked. Watch this space for future cycling and skiing adventures.


October 7-10

Thanksgiving in the County SOLD OUT

Check the website for details on how to join the waitlist for this trip, which takes you to a quiet country inn in the heart of Prince Edward County.


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

Help your club

TBN needs your help. For next year, we're looking for volunteers to join the TBN board for several positions, notably as secretary and as director for education events. Are you keen to do more to educate TBN members about the finer points of riding a bike, and about the myriad opportunities for cyclists in the GTA and beyond? Are you organized and efficient, and able to work with the rest of the board to run our monthly meetings? Or maybe you want to take over running TBN's Quick Release newsletter, which is set to become a once-a-year venture? Do you want to volunteer in some way, but you're not quite sure how you can help? Please contact TBN President Ian Rankin at

Quick Release online

The summer edition of Quick Release is now available online, so please take a look at the news, pictures, events, and see the President's message. 

Please note that the Fall/Winter edition will be released online in October -- there will be no printed and mailed-out copy. The TBN website has undergone considerable improvements in recent years and is now your primary source for ride schedules and all things TBN. Ride schedules in Quick Release may change after press date and you may end up at the wrong place and perhaps at the wrong time too.

We are grateful to Alexandra Djukic for her outstanding work as Quick Release editor over the last two years. But Alexandra is stepping down and so we are seeking a replacement for 2017. 

Join the (U.S.) adventure

Adventure Cycling, designer of a string of bicycle routes across the United States, is having a membership drive and offering a free neckwrap to anyone who signs up this month. Members get discounted maps, for that next big adventure, as well as other benefits. Check their web site for details of the August offer.

Register your bike
Did you know that you can register your bicycles with the Toronto Police Service, which may help them track you down if your bike is stolen and then recovered? It's a simple online process -- all you need is the serial number of the bicycle, the brand and the colour, although the police holds occasional clinics too where you can register your bike in person. And don't scoff. There are TBN members whose bikes have been stolen and recovered, including the current editor of Chain of Events.

TBN on the Go

Re-introducing TBN's mobile app. This new app displays all upcoming rides and events and allow you to check the most current details in advance of the event or while on route. If you have any comments or suggestions about the app, please contact TBN's Technical Director

Save with TBN

Dozens of firms, stores and services offer discounts to TBN members, so check here and remember to mention TBN when you shop for gear. 

Remember to re-visit the TBN website before you head out in case your activity is cancelled or changed at short notice. Coordinators will always put safety first and cancel a ride if weather conditions pose a danger. Schedules and start locations can also change so don't rely on the Quick Release newsletter, which may be out of date.

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.

Bring out a friend; non members pay $5.

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

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