Meet People | Ride |Have Fun

TBN is the largest recreational cycling club in the Greater Toronto Area and offers plenty of cycling activities for riders of all levels. TBN also organizes a variety of other activities that include hiking, cross-country skiing, ice-skating and weekend excursions. 

Upcoming Rides and Events

See upcoming rides and events here and also check back two hours in advance in case the activity is cancelled due to weather. Cancellation is at the discretion of each event coordinator.

Remember to bring your membership card to all rides; non-members are welcome for a fee of $5 - see membership FAQs for more details.

Most Recent Newsletter

Chain of Events is TBN's e-newsletter, featuring up to date info about upcoming rides and events. and everything you need to know to get the most from your TBN membership. Click here for the most recent Chain of Events.

New Retail Partner - 30% off Preseason Tuneups

We're delighted to welcome TBN’s newest retail partner, Pedalinx. With two locations - College and Bathurst in Toronto and in Mississauga at Winston Churchill and 401, Pedalinx will offer TBN members a 15% discount on bikes and a 20% discount on accessories and service. In addition, until the end of March they are offering a 30% discount on preseason tuneups.

Pedalinx caters to cyclists at all levels, from beginners to advanced riders. We’ve heard great things about them from a couple of members, something reflected by their five star Yelp rating.

The owner of Pedalinx, Paul Hornak, has many years of experience riding and in bike retailing – we’re delighted to welcome Paul and his team as a retail partner.

P.S. Look for a Pedalinx mechanic at our spring kickoff on May 12, where TBN members will be able to get a hands on demonstrations of how to change a flat tire.

Join TBN For An Evening With The Staff From OK Cycle & Adventure Tours


OK Cycle & Adventure Tours will be presenting various options for cycling vacations around the world. OK offers guided tours, self-guided tours and boat/barge tours, as well as other adventures like hiking, white water rafting and more.

With tours across all parts of Europe, to the numerous countries in Asia, as well as the burgeoning South American region - notably Columbia - OK has it all covered.

Tours ranges from easy to moderate to very difficult, and vary in length from just a few days to 2 weeks.

OK prides itself in developing customized trips and can satisfy just about anyone’s preferred tour type and schedule.

Learn more at  www.okcycletours.com.

Please register.

Pauper’s Pub

539 Bloor Street West

Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6

(at Bathurst station, east of Bathurst, south side of Bloor Street)

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Presentation from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Arrive early 5:45 pm to order food and drinks

New Overnight Trips

Last year’s member survey told us that TBNers want more overnight rides. The first two new weekend rides sold out – New York City 5 Boro in May and Quebec Eastern Townships in September.

Watch this space for more new overnight rides, as well as the return of favourite trips from past years.

Kentucky Cycling Vacation 2018 - May 19 - May 28, 2018

Dinsmore and Marie will be leading a third cycling vacation to Kentucky.  Join them for 8 days of scenic cycling in the rolling hills of Kentucky, 3 days with the Blue Grass Cycling Club for their annual cycling event.  There will be carpooling to the start in Lexington Kentucky.  The cost is $799 for members and $850 for non-members, which includes van support and accommodations are double occupancy. There is a limit of 12 participants. Registration starts March 1, 2018 for members and March 18 for non-members. For more information, go to the registration page.

Niagara Bike & Hike, Victoria Day long weekend
Friday May 18 to Monday May 21, Four Days of Riding for $20

Join this always-popular ride along the quiet roads and off-road paved trails of the Niagara Region. This trip sold out in previous years. 

 “Great place to ride and very good value”

“A great place to bike with lots of options, this weekend is very good value … the small group of friendly riders makes it easy to get to know people”        Anne Marie Corrigan, participant in 2016 and 2017

We’ll stay at the comfortable Niagara College residence near Niagara-on-the-Lake, where you’ll have your own bedroom in a shared suite. We start with an optional warmup ride on Friday afternoon for those who can get away early, then on Saturday and Sunday we’ll have two distances (longer and shorter).  Monday is your chance to do some hiking along the Bruce Trail, do your own ride or tour some wineries.

Registration for the Niagara Bike & Hike ride will open at 9 am on Sunday February 18 – for more information, go to the registration page

Loved the Welland Canal bike trail”

“One nice thing was how easy Niagara was to get to, we loved the Welland Canal bike trail up to Port Colborne and back.”

Dawn and Randy Domm, participants in 2017

Toronto-Niagara-Toronto Overnight, June 16-17, 2018

Once again, challenge yourselves with the 2-day ride from Toronto or Stony Creek to Niagara Falls with an overnight in Niagara Falls and ride back the next day.  This event is in its 24th year and features an exhilarating ride along the Niagara Parkway and the return route through picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Trip prices for members are $150/person, single occupancy, $90/person for double/triple/quad occupancy.  Registration starts March 1, 2018 for members and March 18, 2018 for non-members More details to come.

GO to GO Bike Tour, Halton Hills-Stratford-Burlington, June 21-24, 2018

No car? No problem!  You can join this 4-day bike tour without needing to drive or car pool.  Start the tour by taking the GO train with your bike to Mount Pleasant Station, Brampton, where you leave your luggage with the support vehicle.  The tour takes you through scenic Halton Hills, past Amish Farm lands, an overnight in Stratford, a ride along the Grand River and through the Escarpment. End the trip at Aldershot GO station and train back to Toronto. 

For members, registration starts March 1, 2018, register by April 30 for the early bird price of $425/person double occupancy, after $445/person double occ, add $320 for single occupancy.  For non-members, registration starts March 18, for an additional fee of $60/person. Trip details to come.

Midland History Bike Tour, July 20 – 24, 2018

Take a ride into history.  This relaxed 4-day tour starts with a Friday overnight at Georgian College in Barrie, next day ride to Midland to explore Ontario’s 1stEuropean settlement and First Nations heritage at Christian Island.  Next, ride the Georgian Bay shoreline and visit a lighthouse and marine museum at Port McNicholl.  The tour continues on through Orillia along bike paths or roads, and returns to Barrie.  This trip includes a support vehicle and has GO train options. 

For members, registration starts March 1, 2018, register by May 15 for the early bird price of $455/person double occupancy, after $475/person double occ, add $335 for single occupancy.  For non-members, registration starts March 18, for an additional fee of $60/person.

Quebec’s Eastern Townships and Vermont, Sept 15 – 21, 2018

TBN is offering members another 6-day Quebec bike tour starting in the Eastern Townships with the added bonus of 3 days in bike-friendly Vermont.  Organized by Velo Quebec, this tour is for the cyclist who wants everything taken care of, with a support vehicle to carry your luggage, an experienced guide trained in first aid and bike mechanics, and well-designed and tested routes.  The trip package includes 6 breakfasts, one 3-course dinner and comfortable 2-3 star hotels/motels. The trip price is $1510/person double occupancy if 10-14 persons register and $1425/person if 15-20 persons register. For details go to Registration, which starts February 18, 2018 for everyone.

Your Ideas Wanted …. A New Identity for TBN

After many years with our current look, TBN is creating a new visual identity and tag line  –  and members are invited to submit their suggestions for a new tag line that summarizes the benefits of belonging to TBN. The tag line right now is Meet People. Ride. Have Fun. We are looking for a short replacement which is more distinctive and which better captures the qualities that make TBN stand out.

From last summer’s membership survey and a process of consultation within TBN, here's the positioning statement that was agreed upon by TBN’s communications committee:

For active, social cyclists, TBN is the only cycling club in Toronto that has a calendar filled with rides throughout the week and on weekends all season long, with rides suited for every rider from beginner to advanced.  Because TBN has such an extensive variety of rides, you can easily meet people, join a ride in a convenient location and have fun discovering new places while riding with friends at your own pace. 

The criteria for selecting the tag line will be that it: 

  • Conveys the ideas in this positioning statement
  • Is memorable
  • Is short and to the point
  • Is distinctive

Look for TBN’s new identity to be unveiled at our riding season kickoff on May 12. All suggestions will be considered by the panel of TBN volunteers that's overseeing the design of our new identify ... and if your suggestion is used, you'll win a $50 gift certificate.  (If two members submit the suggestion, we'll draw for the winner.)

The deadline to submit your suggestion for TBN’s new tag line is Wed Feb 28. Send your suggestion to publicity@tbn.ca.

Membership Card Update

Starting December 2017, you can obtain your membership card online to print or download directly from your online profile.  To access your profile, please log in using your email and password, then click on the link to access the profile. The link appears as your name at the top left of the page.  The membership card will appear under Membership Details. If you wish to get a hard copy of the card, please email membership@tbn.ca to request one.  

Discounts for TBN Members

Bike shops, services and tours

One of the key benefits that accrue to TBN members is the discounts that are available at a select number of bike shops and cycling related services. Look under the About Us tab on the main menu for the list of retailers and services currently participating. Check back every so often as the list keeps growing.

TBN iPhone App

TBN has a brand new iPhone app, so you can see what rides are coming up with a single click. Just open up the AppStore and look for "Toronto Bicycling Network." We'll have an Android app soon as well, but for now if you don't have an iPhone, please bookmark our mobile friendly site -- you can reach the mobile site by clicking here.


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