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save on tbn's new jersey
Thanks to everyone who voted for TBN’s new jersey, made by the award winning Canadian firm Louis Garneau. While we got great feedback on all three options, the jersey below was the clear winner:
Place your order on TBN’s store by May 31 and get special introductory pricing of $56 to $61 … plus one TBN member who puts their order in will win a second jersey.
And save even more by picking up your jersey from one of three locations across Toronto, so you’ll save $15 on shipping. Orders placed by the end of May will be available in mid July – you’ll get more information on the delivery as we get closer to the date.
Here are the lucky members who won a prize by completing the survey
New TBN Jersey: Arye Lankar
$25 Cyclepath Norco gift certificates: Robert Elvin, John Oyston & Harris Silver
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.
It’s the CLIMB! May 22, 2018
Have you ever wondered about "climbing hills" and how "gears can make a difference"? Learn how gear ratios work and how to calculate ratios yourself. What types of gear ratios are available for different bicycles? Click here for details.
When: May 22, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
SAVE AT MEC
TBN members can save 10 percent at Mountain Equipment Coop on two special member nights. The first is at MEC's downtown location on Wednesday May 23, and the second at its new North York store on Thursday May 24 in North York. Your save-money window runs from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Try before you buy – May 30th pub night
Join us for a pub night on Wed May 30th from 6 to 9 to celebrate warmer weather and to try on sample jerseys to ensure that you order the jersey that fits you just right.
6 to 9 pm, Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor West (east of Bathurst subway station)
Your Friends Can Ride For Free
TBN offers several ways to introduce your friends to the club with a free guest ride:
New in May: Member of the Month
The TBN board recently agreed to an experiment starting in May to recognize members who go above and beyond to make TBN cycling a good experience. You can nominate any members who you’ve seen go above and beyond …. To nominate a member, send a short email to email@example.com 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.
Two ways to help WITH RIDE FOR HEART
On Sunday June 3, Ride for Heart is waiving the registration fee for TBNers who volunteer as “Ambassadors” or “Ride Marshalls” for the ride along the Gardiner and up Don Valley Parkway. “Ride Ambassadors” will act as the "eyes and ears" of the ride on the Gardiner and the Don Valley Parkway. These spots are almost gone - click here for more information and to register as a ride ambassador.
And new this year, we're also looking for 30 tourist class riders who will act as Ride Marshals, “policing” for unsafe activity and warning riders who are going too fast or behaving dangerously. Contact Joey if you can help.
PIZZA, POP & CYCLING Info session- Thursday June 14
Registration is now open for TBN’s free information session on cycling in the GTA 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 on Thursday June 14 at the Northern District Library near Yonge & Eglinton. Register for this free event and you could win a $25 gift certificate. Register here.
Cyclon registration open; Early bird discount ends June 11th
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.
FEATURED CHARITY RIDE:
Each week TBN’s website features a different charity ride around the GTA for a worthwhile cause. This week’s ride is the Ride for Kayla’s Childrens Center taking place on June 10 in Toronto to raise funds for children with special needs. Go to Charity Rides for a list of charity rides around Toronto.
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. 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.
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.
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
What’s New: Welcome to TBN’s new look
We’re excited to announce Toronto Bicyling Network's new look and logo, which are featured on this page. You’ll see these in all of TBN’s material going forward. Over the past six months, a team of TBN volunteers, including several with marketing and graphic design backgrounds, have worked to develop a fresh, contemporary look that we can all feel proud of. This process began with last August’s member survey, when you told us what sets TBN apart. Your feedback led to the new positioning line to express what makes TBN stand out:
More Friends • More Fun
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