June 26, 2019

Sign up for Cyclon now, before it's too late

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:

  • Dress up as a popular singer and lip-sync to your favourite songs after Sunday's Banquet and perhaps win a prize. To be sure the right version of your song is available please submit your song titles/artists to Mireille at cyclon@tbn.ca.
  • Newly reopened after a $2.2 million facelift, the Turret Banquet Hall will be the location for our Sunday Night Banquet. It offers a beautiful and larger dinner venue plus a spacious dance floor. Wilf's Restaurant and Bar are back to provide catering.
  • The CYCLON 2019 Committee have altered and expanded rides to include more interesting, more scenic and less busy routes.

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 cyclon@tbn.ca if you can help.

Holiday Tourist rides are back

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:

  • An 87 km Tourist-A ride
  • A slower-paced 73 km Tourist-B ride. Tourist-B rides are a new concept for tourist-class rides. They are designed as no-drop rides and will appeal to longer-distance Urban Rollers and slower Tourist riders.

Register now for our summer picnic

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


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 dennisszilvasy@gmail.com. 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 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.


Are you new to TBN? Attend our new member night

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 coe@tbn.ca 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 6: Niagara Falls to St Catharines GO home

July 12-14: Awenda camping/cycling weekend

August 2-August 5Cyclon 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

As always, check the TBN website for details of all rides and other events, 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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