September 25, 2019    

Sign up now for our November 9 dinner dance

TBN's ever popular dinner dance and annual meeting takes place on November 9 at Fantasy Farms on Pottery Road. Please note that we're setting strict limits on attendance for 2019. So unlike last year (which was admittedly a little crowded) there will be plenty of room to dance and socialize. But that also means you need to register early to guarantee your space. Check the website for details.

If you can help register guests as they arrive at the event, please email social director Susan Bishop at

It's not too late to ride your bike

TBN still has plenty of rides on offer as September draws to a close. Check the website for all the options -- you can ride long and fast, or short and slow, the choice is yours. Just remember that mornings and evenings will be cooler than earlier in the year -- bring a jacket. Or even buy a new one -- TBN has partnerships with many local area stores and services and some of them may even have end-season sales.

Ambassador program: how can we do better?

TBN's Ambassador program got under way this year, helping new members find their way around the club and sometimes accompanying them on rides. It's time to look back at our first year, and plan what happens next.

If you are a TBN Ambassador, or if you are interested in joining the team, please come to a special session at 6:30pm on October 6 where we will review our first year and gather input for the future. Please email before October 4 to confirm your attendance. The meeting will take place in the east end of Toronto and snacks and light refreshments will be provided. 

TBN jerseys still not claimed

A small number of TBN members who ordered and paid for club jerseys earlier this year have not claimed them. If you placed an order this year, and have not yet received your jersey, please contact and arrange for a pickup.

Nominate your September member of the month 

To nominate someone for the September member of the month award, please email We're looking for members who go over and above the norm to help the club or its members. And there are even prizes for the winners.

Travel with TBN 

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. 

Wolf Den in the winter: January 31-February 2

Registration opens in November for this always-popular trip, which offers the chance to ski, snowshoe or hike from our base at this rustic retreat on the edge of Algonquin Park. This trip fills up fast, so mark your calendar for the November 3 start of registration.

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.


Key volunteer positions coming up

TBN is looking to fill several key volunteer positions this year. Is this your year to help? 

Here are the vacancies.

TreasurerYou will oversee TBN's finances and work with the bookkeeper to produce reports for the board on financial matters and to recommend controls or improvements in financial processes, as well as monitoring accounting and cash flow. We estimate about 3 hours per month of work, plus board meetings.

Bookkeeper. A crucial support role for the Treasurer, updating Quick Books accounting files and facilitating bill payments and member reimbursements. You will manage the TBN Paypal and Wild Apricot payment processes and work with our bank to control cash flows and validate/reconcile member payments. The bookkeeper is not required to attend Board meetings unless requested. We estimate 2 to 3 hours of work per month.

Education Director. An active member of the TBN board, you will plan and implement education sessions on matters such as safety, hill climbing, travel issues. Time commitment will depend on your schedule for seminars and training, plus regular board meetings.

Please contact President John Clausen if you can help, or if you have questions about these positions.  

TNTO coordinator(s). We need a new team of volunteers to run the iconic TNTO weekend, a mid-June adventure to Niagara Falls and back (long and short routes available). The new team will also reset the 26-year-old program -- our recent home, The Rodeway Inn, was sold last year and prices jumped by 20 percent.

Contact Jeannie at if you can help. The previous team of Tony Lau, Carole Sovran and Ian Rankin will be happy to provide background and advice.

Buying at a discount

Many bike stores in the Toronto area offer hefty discounts for TBN members, as do a number of bicycle related services. Check the website for the full list. 

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.

© 2019 Toronto Bicycle Network
All rights reserved.

Contents Copyright © The Toronto Bicycling Network Inc.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software