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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 email@example.com.
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:
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF TBN’S HISTORYGo to the new TBN History section to learn about TBN’s heritage and to answer these questions:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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