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Chain of Events is TBN's e-newsletter, featuring up to date info about upcoming rides and events. Click here for the most recent Chain of Events.
Cycling Safe BUT what to do in the event of a CRASH
Have you ever wondered what to do in the event of a cycling accident? Are you unsure of what steps need to be taken or information which should be collected at the scene of a crash?Patrick Brown is a cycling advocate, trial lawyer and founder of Bike Law Canada. Over the past few decades, he has handled pro bono work for injured cyclists and has become a leading advocate for safe cycling infrastructure and legislation.
Cyclon registration open
Cyclon® is a three day cycle touring mini-vacation which takes place over the August Civic Holiday long weekend - August 3rd to 6th. Join us in Waterloo this year - a beautiful city with country routes past Mennonite farms - a short 90 minute drive from Toronto.
Sign up now to guarantee a spot and save some money. Click here to see the details.
TooGood Pond Picnic: Sunday August 12th
Rides available at all levels.
Everyone meets for a BBQ lunch at the Toogood Pond in Markham.
Please register for good planning before Friday Aug 10th.
For more information and to register please click here.
TBN is an all volunteer organization and relies on involvement and feedback from club members to maintain our club as Toronto's best venue for cycling. If you have comments or suggestions about your experience with TBN or would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities on one of our club committees, please send an email to Ian Rankin, president@TBN.ca.
nominations open for June MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Nominations for June’s member of the month are open. To nominate someone, send a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the name of the member you’re nominating and what they did. The member who’s selected each month will win a $50 gift certificate and qualify to be recognized as Member of the Year.
Sandra McCrossan: MEMBER OF THE MONTH for May
Each month, TBN recognizes members who go above and beyond to make cycling at our club a great experience. We are delighted to announce that TBN’s Member of the Month for May is Sandra McCrossan. Sandra was nominated twice as a coordinator of both the Tuesday Ravine Rides and Leisure Wheelers, as well as a ride leader.
In addition to her welcoming smile and upbeat attitude, Sandra's many contributions include:
Sandra will receive a $50 gift certificate to Pedalinx, one of TBN's retail partners. Congratulations Sandra - and many thanks for all your efforts !!!!
TBN MOBILE Applications
TBN has a free iPhone and Android app displaying upcoming rides with a single click. Open up the Apple AppStore or Android PlayStore and look for "Toronto Bicycling Network." if you like to use a mobile browser to view our events instead please bookmark our mobile friendly site -- you can reach the mobile site by clicking here.
YOUR FRIENDS CAN RIDE FOR FREE
New this year, when your friends sign up for TBN’s Chain of Events e-newsletter, their first guest ride is free.
UPCOMING WEEKEND TRIPS from Paul and Brenda
Paul and Brenda’s weekend trips are a TBN tradition, known among TBN veterans for their fun, organization and exceptional value. If you haven’t been on one of their weekend adventure, you have been missing out.
Presqu'ile Prescription - August 24 - 26, 2018 - $40
Wolf Den - The Fall - September 14 - 16, 2018 - $135
Fitz - Fall Hiking - October 12 - 14, 2018 - $105
The Hairshirt Classic Double Century– TBN’s Ultimate Challenge
On Sunday June 24, TBN hosts its annual 200 mile Hairshirt Ride, starting in Mississauga and going to Niagara and back. Are you ready to challenge yourself by cycling 322 kms in one day? Cyclists from ages 16 to 76 have completed this ride - click here for more details and to register.
Quebec’s Eastern Townships and Vermont, Sept 15 – 21, 2018
Join a 6-day bike tour starting in the Eastern Townships with the added bonus of a detour to bike-friendly Vermont. Organized by Velo Quebec, this tour is for cyclists who want everything taken care of, with a support vehicle to carry your luggage, an experienced guide and well-designed and tested routes. The package includes 6 breakfasts and one 3-course dinner. The trip price is $1510/person double occupancy if 10-14 persons register and $1425/person if 15-20 persons register. Trip details here
CYCLING TIP: GETTING PAST THE BARRIERS TO CYCLING
Check out the new cycle tips section on the TBN website, including strategies to get past the six big barriers to getting out on your bike. If you have suggestions for additional articles or you read a tip that you disagree with, let us know at email@example.com.
Retail partner Feature
Hoopdriver Bicycles: Distinctive urban and touring bikes
Among TBN’s Retail Partners is Hoopdriver Bicycles, located on Annette Street near Runnnymede and Bloor. The mission of Hoopdriver Bicycles is to put people on the road to joyful and responsible transport. Serving Torontonians since 2009, Hoopdriver Bicycles is committed to providing bicycles, parts and accessories that are functional, smart, durable and attractive. We make a special effort to also source and stock unique products that are difficult to find elsewhere, and in some cases, are exclusive to Hoopdriver.
As well, we provide mechanical services ranging from small adjustments to full overhauls, hand-built wheels and complete assembly of custom bikes. What sets us apart is our friendliness and expertise. We'll diagnose your bike and give free estimates on the spot, based on your description and our observation, without condescension, techno babble or bad attitude. Appointments can be made by phone or in person for potentially same-day turn-around of tune-ups and other repairs.
In short: our service is based on care and attention to detail, integrity, honesty and value. Please feel free to call for prices and details at 647 344-9120. For more information go to www.hoopdriver.ca.
Picking up your tbn JERSEY
Thanks to everyone who ordered TBN’s new jersey, made by the award winning Canadian firm Louis Garneau. 90 different members ordered over 125 jerseys ... so we can look forward to a great display of TBN's new look on upcoming rides.
Jerseys will be arriving at the end of July. There will be two options for those who didn’t pay to have them shipped to your home: For members attending Cyclon, you can pick them up there. Alternatively, we will be emailing everyone who placed an order three locations in Toronto where you can pick up your jersey, asking you to let us know the one that works for you. Everyone who ordered a jersey will receive an email when they arrive. For those who missed the deadline, the next chance to order TBN’s jersey will be at the beginning of August.
FEATURED CHARITY RIDE: Indy cycling Challenge
Each week TBN’s website features a different charity ride around the GTA for a worthwhile cause. This week’s ride is Indy cycling Challenge taking place on Thursday July 12 on the Indy racecar track at the CNE, to raise funds for research into prostate cancer. Here’s your chance to ride the indy racecar track with professional cyclists. Go to Charity Rides for a list of charity rides around Toronto.
DISCOUNTS FOR TBN MEMBERS
Bike shops, services and tours
Among the benefits for TBN members are discounts from bike shops and cycling related services. Look under the About Us tab on the