November 7, 2018

Meet your new TBN board 

Members elected a new slate of directors at the annual meeting last Saturday. Here are the people who will be running your club next year.

John Clausen. - President
Pam Kraft - Secretary
Wilson Lai. - Co Treasurer
Wilma Sanson - Education Director
Rick MacMillan - Communications Director
Joey Schwartz - Touring Director
Jeannie Lee - Overnight Trips Director
Susan Bishop - Social Director
Dave Mader - Technical Director
Mary Newman - Membership Director
Ian Rankin - Past President

A big thank you to the board members who stepped down this year, and to those who are new to the board. And an equally big thank you to all TBN's volunteers.

Volunteer of the year

Huge congratulations to Sandra McCrosson, named as TBN's member of the year. Sandra coordinates the Leisure Wheeler rides and co-coordinates the Tuesday Ravine Rides, two programs which have grown in popularity since she took them on. She is diligent, organized, sensitive, thoughtful, friendly and welcoming, and extremely committed to TBN -- she even delayed tooth surgery to ensure that it did not interfere with her commitment to the riding season.

Thank you Sandra for everything you do for TBN.

Member of the month

Long term TBN ride leader Mary Kennedy is TBN's member of the month for October, reflecting her willingness to lead and sweep many of our city rides, as well as her special help during the month, when she accompanied a rider home -- by bus and subway -- after he had a minor accident on his bike. Please pass on your thanks to Mary if you see her on a ride or a walk.

Spin through the winter

TBN's winter spinning programme gets under way this week, with weekly sessions to help you keep your cycling muscles in tune for next year. 

Certified Master spinning instructor, coach and competitive cyclist Carmen Diges tailors her classes carefully for cyclists and tests participants' progress to improve their performance and meet their goals. The sessions take place on Wednesday evenings at the downtown Adelaide Club, which offers state-of-the-art Stages bikes, with power meter technology. See the TBN website for more details on the cost and how to register.

Hikes and city walks

If you're at a loss as the cycling season winds down, check out our off-season programs of city walks and country hikes. Explore quiet streets and ravines within the megacity, or head out of town to walk in parks or conservation areas. Full details on the TBN website. 

Ski (or snowshoe) with TBN

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

Wanakita Ski Weekend: January 11-13

Spend 2 nights in a big comfortable cabin at YMCA Camp Wanakita, on beautiful Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. We're offering classic cross-country skiing on groomed trails, as well as great snowshoeing, and maybe skating on the lake. Registration for members opens Saturday, October 27, and Saturday, November 10, for non-members. For details and registration, go to the Overnight Trips page.

Wolf Den in the winter: February 8-10 WAITLIST ONLY

Our winter Wolf Den trip is full, but you can still join the waiting list in case there's a cancellation. Check the website for details of the trip.

New trip ideas?

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

Safety tip: leaves can be lethal

Please be extra careful if you're cycling through fallen leaves this year. Wet leaves can be super slippery -- like riding on a patch of ice -- and even dry leaves can mask a pothole, broken glass or an uneven section of payment. Enjoy the fall colours, but be careful as you ride.

Cycling tip: Stay warm this winter

Check out the cycling tips section on the TBN website, including tips from REI on cycling through the winter. If you have suggestions for additional articles or you read a tip that you disagree with, let us know at

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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