Happy Canada Day

July 4, 2018

Presqu'ile Camping & Cycling Weekend - Only $40

Paul and Brenda’s camping trips are a TBN tradition, known for for fun, fabulous organization and unbeatable value. This year the trip goes to gorgeous Prince Edward County on the August-24-26 weekend. Space is limited - if you haven’t been on one of these weekend adventures, make this the year you give it a try.  Click here for more information, and to register.

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.

Those Hairshirt heroes

Hairshirt riders faced seven straight hours of rain for their epic ride this year, but two riders, Adam Bird and Larry Optis still managed to set a new record for the double century ride, with a moving average of 36km/h. The stats: 91 riders registered, and 57 signed in at the start. Forty riders finished, and the fastest time was 9 hours, 9 minutes and 57 seconds.

Congratulations to everyone who even thought about riding in those conditions.

Join the Waiting List for Cyclon

At print time, the final spots had just sold out for Cyclon, TBN's flagship three-day out-of-town cycling event, which is taking place in the Waterloo area from August 3-6. There are normally last minute cancellations leading up to the long weekend. See the website for more details and to add your name to the Waiting List. 

Member of the month

TBN’s Member of the Month for June is Tony Lau, for his outstanding work on TBN’s signature events – TNTO and Cyclon. Tony is an essential contributor to TNTO's success, driving the van with riders’ bags and ensuring logistics go smoothly, from slicing watermelon to pumping tires. He has spent many hours mapping Cyclon routes to ensure riders have amazing and fun adventures there. And his enthusiasm and ready smile make him a great ambassador for TBN.

To nominate someone for July's member of the month, send a short email to memberofthemonth@tbn.ca with your name, the name of the member you’re nominating and what they did. The winner gets a $50 gift certificate and the chance to be recognized as Member of the Year.

Seeking volunteers

TBN is an all volunteer organization and relies on club members to maintain our role as Toronto's best venue for cycling. If you have comments or suggestions about your experience with TBN or would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the club, or on one of our club committees, please email club president Ian Rankin at president@TBN.ca.

CoE contributions

Chain of Events is taking a short summer break, and the next edition will be on Wednesday, July 25, three weeks from now. Please send contributions to the editor at coe@tbn.ca. Your deadline is 4pm on Monday, July 23.

Travel with TBN

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

Cyclon Aug 3-6 (Registration closes July 9) 

Presqu'ile camping August 24-26 (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.


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: There's still space for this weekend's excursion. 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

Check out TBN's riding tips

Check out our new tbn.ca cycling tips feature, with rafts of tips on riding, looking after your bike  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.

This week's feature: Eat and Train like an Olympian

If you have suggestions for additional articles or you read a  tip that you disagree with, let us know at publicity@tbn.ca.

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.

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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