Toronto Bicycling Network is Toronto's largest recreational cycling club, 
rated the city’s #1 cycling club by BlogTO and Readers Choice. 
TBN offers rides throughout the week and on weekends 
as well as affordable trips outside Toronto and a wide range of winter activities. 

Upcoming Rides and Events

See upcoming rides and events on this calendar and also check back two hours in advance in case of cancellation due to weather. You can also find past rides on this calendar. 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. Click here for the most recent Chain of Events.

TBN’S November 3 DINNER and Dance .... Now SOld out 

Celebrate another great year at TBN's popular dinner and dance. Help elect our new board of directors and participate in our AGM. You can join the wait list until October 23rd. If you are no longer able to attend, please contact social@tbn.ca.

Click for more info and to register

Where: Fantasy Farm, 50 Pottery Road                                                               When:  Saturday November 3, 2018                                                                               Time:   Bar Opens at 6:00

Safety Tip of the week: STAYING VISIBLE ON THE ROAD

To ride safely, your bike should have:

  • white reflector tape on front forks
  • red reflector take on back forks.
  • after dark, a white light on the front of your bike and a red light at the rear

    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF TBN’S HISTORY

    Go to the new TBN History section to learn about TBN’s heritage and to answer these questions:
    1. What year was TBN formed – 1973?  1983?  1993?
    2. What was TBN’s first ride – Cycle up Yonge?   Hurry around Hogtown?  Tour de Toronto?
    3. The summer after TBN was founded, how many people rode in its first set of rides – 20? 50? 200?

    Nominations open for October Member of the Month

    Nominations are now open for TBN’s October Member of the Month - your last chance to put forward a deserving member this year. Please email memberofthemonth@tbn.ca if you want to nominate a TBN member who went above and beyond the normal call of duty this month. Please include your name, the name of the member you’re nominating and what they did. The winner gets a $50 gift certificate and the chance to be recognized as Member of the Year.

    Hikes and city walks

    Our off-season program of city walks has already started up, and the out-of-town fall hiking program won't be far behind. Check the website for details of these programs, which are a great way to get some exercise in the dull, grey days of late fall and early winter.


    CYCLING TIP: The Dutch Reach, cycling with lights on and other ways to save cyclists lives  

    Check out the new cycling tips section on the TBN website, including how to reduce cyclist accidents. If you have suggestions for additional articles or you read a tip that you disagree with, let us know at publicity@tbn.ca.

    TBN In the NEWS

    In September, a TBN ride was featured in an article in the Etobicoke Guardian and Toronto.com. 


    Click here to view pictures of the ride onToronto.com - and see how many TBN members you recognize. 

    Ski (or snowshoe) with TBN

    Here are some of the out-of-town adventures that TBN is offering this winter.

    Wanakita Ski Weekend: January 11-13

    Spend 2 nights in a big comfortable cabin at YMCA Camp Wanakita, on beautiful Koshlong Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. We're offering classic cross-country skiing on groomed trails, as well as great snowshoeing, and maybe skating on the lake. Registration for members opens Saturday, October 27, and Saturday, November 10, for non-members. For details and registration, go to the Overnight Trips page.


    Wolf Den in the winter: February 8-10            Registration is open now for our excursion to the winter wonderland of the rustic Wolf Den lodge, on the edge of Algonquin Park. The Feb 8-10 trip costs $105 for members, or $115 for non members, and activities include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Check the website for details of the trip.


    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.


    SPINNING AT THE ADELAIDE cLUB

    Want to stay fit this fall and winter? Carmen Diges' indoor cycling training sessions at the Adelaide Club start again on Wednesday, November 7. These are not your run-of-the-mill spin classes. Carmen is a certified Master spinning instructor, coach and competitive cyclist; who tailors classes to improve performance and meet personal goals. Plus, the Adelaide, located in First Canadian Place at Adelaide and Bay, now has new, state-of-the-art Stages bikes, with power meter technology. Find more details 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.


    Report Bike Parking Issues

    The City of Toronto has launched a free web app called BikeSpace to collect data from cyclists to help improve bicycle parking. Using the BikeSpace app, cyclists can highlight areas where new bike parking is needed and report broken and full bike racks, as well as spots occupied by abandoned bikes. Download it to your smartphone from the Apple or Google app stores.


    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.

    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.

    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 

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