You've got less than two weeks to register for CYCLON 2019, which takes place in Waterloo over the August long weekend. Registration closes Monday, July 8, at 11:59 pm. Don't be disappointed, sign-up today!
New this year:
Want to volunteer? We need a few more volunteers to help at the Registration Desk on Friday, August 2; for Apres Ride Snack prep and set-up (Saturday and Sunday); and a couple more sweeps (Saturday and Sunday). Please contact Mireille at email@example.com if you can help.
Celebrate Canada Day with a Holiday Tourist ride to Unionville and brunch at Jake's on Main as we relaunch our program of Sunday and Holiday Tourist class rides. These rides start in the city and head out into the countryside -- perfect for people without a car, or riders who want to reduce their carbon footprint or avoid GTA traffic jams. We are offering two July 1 rides, and details of upcoming Sunday rides will be on the TBN website soon:
TBN 's annual picnic takes place on August 11 at Toogood Pond in Markham. Choose your route to the picnic, and then enjoy a barbecue lunch, courtesy of TBN. If you've got the new TBN jersey, please wear it for a group picture under the summer sun. Check the website for details and to register for this always-popular event.
Travel with TBN
Wending Awenda: July 12-14 WAITLIST ONLY
Our trip to Awenda Provincial Park is full, but you can still join the waitlist. Details here.
CYCLON: Aug 2-5 REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 8
Registration is open for Cyclon 2019 in Waterloo, where you can enjoy three days of riding on quiet country roads. Cyclon’s base is Waterloo College Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University, a smoke-free, air-conditioned facility with two sets of elevators on each floor.
Goderich Getaway: Aug 23-25 REGISTER BY JULY 2
Enjoy a weekend of cycling at Camp Kintail Conference Centre near Goderich on Lake Huron, about a two-hour drive from west end Toronto. You will stay in small ensuite dorm rooms or private rooms for couples, and ride on quiet backroads or to lakeside destinations. Daily riding distances from 50 to 80 km. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on the TBN website.
Fifteen participants must register by July 2nd for the trip to go ahead.
Wolf Den: September 13-15 SIGN UP NOW
Our fall trip to Wolf Den nature retreat is open for registration. Enjoy quiet hikes and rides on the edge of Algonquin Park. More details on the website.
Fitz Fall hiking: October 18-20 WAITLIST ONLY
Check out the TBN website to join the waitlist for our sold-out trip to the quaint Fitz Hostel on Lion Head.
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.
Register now for our July 5 new member night, to be held at the Pilot Stealth Lounge on Cumberland Street. This event, for prospective members and members who joined since September 2018, will be a chance to meet others who are new to the club and learn about TBN rides and special events. Existing members are encouraged to attend and bring a guest. Free snacks. Cash bar. More details on the TBN website.
You don't need a car to ride the Ontario countryside.
TBN is offering several out-of-town rides where you can get to your start point by GO train, and then take the train back home at the end of the day. Check the website for more details of these trips: a 60 km ride from Niagara Falls to St Catharines on July 6 and a 70 km ride from St Catharines to Niagara Falls on August 10.
For more information, please contact Terry Walsh
What's coming up
During the cycling season, Chain of Events offers a quick summary of some events over the coming weeks and months. Please email the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are cycling-related items you would like us to add.
June 27-July 1: Pittsburgh cycling weekend
July 1: Holiday Tourist rides to Unionville
July 5: New members night
July 12-14: Awenda camping/cycling weekend
August 2-August 5: Cyclon in Waterloo
August 10: St Catharines to Niagara Falls GO home
August 11: Toogood Pond picnic
August 23-25: Goderich Getaway
August 24: Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
September 8: Alan Gordon Metric Century ride
September 13-15: Wolf Den cycling/hiking/kayaking weekend
October 18-20: Fitz Hostel fall hiking weekend
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.