February 26, 2019

Volunteer appreciation evening

No matter how large or small your contribution to TBN has been, please join us at next week's TBN Volunteer Appreciation Night. The event, on March 6 at the Pauper’s Pub (539 Bloor Street West) will be a night of fun and festivities. Share a bite to eat and have a drink with fellow TBN volunteers, hear about new volunteer opportunities and about our plans for 2019, and celebrate the many people who make TBN such a great experience.

Doors open at 6:30 and pub finger food will be available (cash bar). Please register by March 1, so we know how much food to order.

Be an ambassador for TBN

TBN has a new project for the 2019 cycling season: the creation of a group of club ambassadors who will tell new members about the club and make sure they have fun on their first TBN rides. The ambassadors will reach out to new members and answer their questions, and make sure they don't ride alone on their first excursions with the club. See the website for more details, or contact member experience director Mary Newman at experience@tbn.ca if you want to help.

Travel with TBN

TBN has several exciting trips planned for this cycling season. Here are some of the details.

New York Five Boro Bike Ride: May 2-May 6

Registration is open for TBN's second excursion to New York's exciting May 5 Five Boro Bike Tour, when 32,000 cyclists get the once-a-year chance to ride along car-free roads and bridges that will be closed to traffic for the event. Our plan: car pool to the New York area on Thursday, May 2, enjoy the ride, play tourist in New York, and return to Toronto on Monday, May 6.

Niagara Bike and Hike: May 18-20

Registration opens on Saturday (March 2) for our fifth annual trip to the Niagara region, set for Victoria Day weekend. Enjoy the quiet roads and paved bike paths in this scenic area, just a couple of hours drive from Toronto, from a comfortable base at the Niagara College near Niagara-on-the-Lake.This trip will sell out fast. Watch the website for details

Tour de l'Île de Montréal: May 31-June 2

Be part of the bicycle fever that hits Montreal in June when thousands of cyclists ride together on car-free roads on the Go Bike Montreal festival. We will arrive in Montreal on May 31, and will ride together for the Friday night Tour de la Nuit and the Sunday Tour de I’Île. Registration is open now. 

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.

Check out the bike show

The Toronto International Bike Show is just days away, on the March 1-3. It's a huge event, offering previews of goodies for the 2019 biking season and the chance to see what local bike shops have on offer. TBN will be at Booth 630a, midway between D'Ornella's and the Bike Polo site,so please come by to meet our volunteers and say hello. 

Skate, walk, spin away those winter blues

Our Friday night skating adventures continue throughout the winter at various Toronto city rinks, weather and ice conditions permitting. Check the website for details of which rink we'll be visiting.

TBN's indoor cycling training sessions at the downtown Adelaide Club are a fantastic way to get ready for spring cycling. Classes are Wednesdays from 6:35 to 7:35 p.m. Cost for the eight-week series is $90 plus HST. Four sessions are $50 plus HST. Register with Lauren at 416-367-9957 x 4309 or lauren@adelaideclub.com.

And finally, don't forget TBN's city walks, on Sunday mornings in parks and ravines, and on quiet city streets.

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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