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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.
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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.
TBN Spring Kickoff Breakfast
Celebrate the start of TBN ‘s cycling season at our annual spring kickoff breakfast. Rides will be available at all levels and are free for non- members. Register here for food planning and you could win a prize. And bring a guest and you will both be eligible to win a gift certificate.
Date: Saturday, May 12th, Etienne Brule Park (Bloor & Royal York)
Cycling in Newfoundland: Two Perspectives - Monday April 2, 2018
Last summer, TBN members Adam Hotchin and Greg Yaschyshyn toured ‘The Rock’ by bike. Adam toured the province with a touring company, while Greg created his own itinerary and cycled on his own. Adam and Greg will share their experiences and the challenges they encountered along the way. A Q and A session will follow. Click here to register.
Monday April 2 from 6:30 pm to 8:30
How Cycling Keeps You Younger
A recent New York Times article described research with 55 to 79 year old cyclists who’d been cycling for decades. Their finding: “The cyclists proved to have reflexes, memories, balance and metabolic profiles that more closely resembled 30-year-olds than of the sedentary older group.”
For more details, read How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems Young
Cycle the DVP with Ride for Heart
On Sunday June 3, Ride for Heart will waive the registration fee for TBNers who volunteer as “Ambassadors” for the ride along the Gardiner and up Don Valley Parkway. Click here for more information and to register.
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.
SPRINGTIME IN KENTUCKY - MAY 19 - MAY 28, 2018
Two veteran members will lead the third TBN 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, which includes van support and double occupancy accommodations. There is a limit of 12 participants. For more information, go to the registration page.
Toronto-Niagara-Toronto Overnight, June 16-17, 2018
Challenge yourself 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 25th 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 occupancy. Registration starts April 1. More details here.
BIKE Through HALTON HILLS & STRATFORD TO 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 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. Register by April 30 for the early bird price of $425/person double occupancy, single supplement available. Trip details here.
Midland History Bike Tour, July 20 – 24, 2018Take 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 1st European settlement and First Nations heritage at Christian Island. Next, ride the Georgian Bay shoreline. 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. Register by May 15 for the early bird price of $ 455 person double occupancy, single supplement available. Trip details here.
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
PIZZA, POP & CYCLING - Wednesday JUNE 6, 2018
On June 6, TBN will host a free information session on cycling in Toronto with speakers from the City of Toronto Cycling Unit and Toronto Police Service. Open to both members and non-members, the session will take place at the Northern District Library near Yonge & Eglinton. Registration for this free event opens Wed May 9. Space is limited - Preregister for this free event and you could win a $25 gift certificate. Stay tuned for details.
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.
Membership Card Update
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, email email@example.com
TBN iPhone App
TBN has a free iPhone app displaying upcoming rides with a single click. 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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