Two crucial board positions fall vacant at the November 3 annual meeting, which means your club needs you, and it needs you now. If you've ever thought about volunteering to help TBN, now is the time to step forward.
Secretary: Bob Scott is retiring after two terms.
Plus we are looking for volunteers to join our social, education, technical and touring committees.
Please contact Ian Rankin if you can help.
Registration is open now for our excursion to the winter wonderland of the rustic Wolf Den lodge, on the edge of Algonquin Park. The Feb 8-10 trip costs $105 for members, or $115 for non members, and activities include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Check the website for details of the trip.
David Middleton is TBN's September member of the month. David, who joined TBN in 1985, is responsible for the successful Sunday Urban Roller rides, routes that he has upgraded and tweaked over the years. He recruits ride leaders and sweeps when needed, and is often the first to help when riders run into mechanical problems, David programs Ride with GPS maps for the Urban Roller adventures, and keeps the cue sheets current. But he doesn't actually have a GPS device, preferring to rely on his knowledge of Toronto's streets and trails. If you see David on a ride, please thank him for his contribution and congratulate him on being September's Member of the Month.
(Photo credit: Irvin Mintz / Star Metroland Media)
If you ride enough you will inevitably get a flat tire. You should always carry a spare tube and basic tools to change your time, and you should know what you need to do. TBN often offers sessions on changing tires or you can watch this video for tips. Bicycle shops like Mountain Equipment Coop also offer sessions on changing a tire.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you are well off to the side of the road before you start working on your bike.
Check out the home page for a collection of weekly safety tips.
Check out TBN's new cycling tips,
Check out the new cycling tips section on the TBN website, including tips for winter cycling. If you have suggestions for additional articles or you read a tip that you disagree with, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel with TBN
Here are some of the out-of-town adventures that TBN is offering this year.
Fitz fall hiking Oct 12 - 14 (Waitlist only)
Wolf Den Winter Feb 8 - Feb 10
New trip ideas?
Contact Jeannie at email@example.com if you have suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.
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.
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.