June 20, 2018

Coping with a crash: tips from lawyer and bicycle advocate 

Come to our special education/information session with lawyer Patrick Brown, a cycling advocate and the founder of Bike Law Canada, on your best response to a bicycle accident. Do you know what to do, or what information you need to collect? The session takes place on June 25 at the Deer Park Library on St Clair Avenue East. Please register on the TBN website.

Less than 30 spots left for Cyclon

You're running out of time to register for Cyclon, TBN's flagship three-day out-of-town cycling event. Ride quiet country roads past traditional Mennonite farms as we visit the Waterloo area from August 3-6, with comfortable accommodation on the Wilfrid Laurier campus. Registration closes on July 9. See the website for more details.

Sign up now for the TBN Toogood picnic

Register now for TBN's annual picnic, in scenic Toogood park in Markham on August 12. You'll have a choice of rides to get to the picnic, which is a great opportunity to meet up with people and exchange cycling notes. The event is free, but we ask you to register so we know how much food to order.

Ride with GO

Our annual use-the-GO rides are under way, with several rides to look forward to over the summer season:

July 7: Take the train to Niagara Falls and ride back to St Catharine's for dinner and the train ride back. It's a 65km ride. Register here.

August 11: Take the train to St Catharines, and ride to Niagara Falls, along a slightly longer (70km) route that includes a scenic stretch along the Welland canal and a short ferry ride. Register here

June Member of the Month

TBN is seeking nominations for member of the month for June, recognizing a member who went above and beyond the norm to help the club or its members. To nominate someone, please email memberofthemonth@tbn.ca. The June prize winner will be announced next month. 

Check out TBN's riding tips

Check out our new tbn.ca cycling tips feature, with rafts of tips on riding, looking after your bicycle and keeping fit. You'll also find links to dozens of articles on health, fitness and other issues. There's lots to learn, and lots of tips on riding better or faster, or simply on having more fun.

Travel with TBN

Here are some of the out-of-town adventures that TBN is offering this year.

Hairshirt, June 24

Cyclon Aug 3-6 (Registration closes July 9) 

Presqu'ile camping August 24-26 (Space available)

Eastern Townships/Vermont Sept 15 – 21 (Still space available)

Wolf Den Sept 14 - 16 (Space available)

Fitz fall hiking Oct 12 - 14 (6 spaces left)

Wolf Den Winter Feb 8 - Feb 10 (Registration opens October 1)

New trip ideas?

Contact Jeannie at weekendtrips@tbn.ca if you have suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.


TBN mobile apps

TBN offers free iPhone and Android apps that show upcoming rides with a single click. Search for  "Toronto Bicycling Network" in Apple's AppStore or the Android PlayStore. You can also view TBN events from your smartphone or tablet on our mobile friendly site, which is available here.

Free guest ride with CoE signup

When your friends sign up for our Chain of Events e-newsletter, their first guest ride is free.

Deals and special offers on bike stuff, tours, rides etc

TBN partners offer great deals for our members, with discounts at numerous bike stores, bike tours outside Ontario, charity ride registration, and much more. Please support TBN's great partners.

Remember you must present your valid TBN membership card for a discount at any TBN discount partner.

As always, check the TBN website for details of all the rides and other events that are coming up, and remember to check back a couple of hours before a ride in case it's changed or cancelled because of poor weather, or other factors beyond our control.

Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up. That little TTC logo below will help alert you to any subway closures.

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