Next month's kickoff breakfast is canceled as we adhere to Toronto's social distancing rules and respect the city's decision to cancel permits at its parks. We'll miss you all.
Cyclon also canceled
With heavy heart, TBN's Cyclon Committee has decided that it's not realistic for the 2020 Cyclon to go ahead. There are too many unknowns for us to plan TBN's flagship annual event, including the availability of restaurants and accommodation, and the possibility of continued disruptions to the Canadian medical system, especially if there's a second wave of infections later in the year. We ask for your understanding, and look forward to seeing you at our 2021 event.
TBN memberships to be extended
TBN is working on a way to extend all non-lapsed member renewal dates based on the length of time that our season is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In other words we will add days to your next renewal date after you pay for your 2020 renewal. Since we don't, at this time, know when the lockdown will be lifted, you must renew your membership when it expires so that your membership does not lapse.
Zwift riders take note
While members can ride alone outside as the weather improves, solo rides do not have the social aspect that we all enjoy on a TBN ride. To win that back, you can now join other TBNers in the virtual world of the online platform Zwift. We ride "together," and chat using the Discord app. Riders can join a meetup and ride for as long they want. You must be a Zwift rider and use Discord in order to participate.
If you are interested in joining the group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your Zwift account name. Martin Lansche will send you a follow request, and you will have to follow Martin back. Then he will add you to the invitation list.
Travel virtually with TBN
TBN plans a series of virtual coffee dates, where members can watch presentations focusing on education or bicycle travel and have a chance to connect and chat with other members. The presentations won't be long - perhaps 10 or 20 minutes for travelogues or longer for the educational sessions. If you are interested in being a speaker, please email Lora Flanagan at email@example.com.
The presentations will use Zoom, a free and easy-to-use video call app where you can see and hear other participants on the call. Details on the presentations will be available on the TBN website.