Toronto Bicycling Network is Toronto's largest recreational cycling club, rated the city’s #1 cycling club by BlogTO and Readers Choice. TBN offers a wide variety of rides throughout the week and on weekends, catering to all levels of riders, as well as affordable trips outside Toronto and a wide range of winter activities.
TBN is working on a way to extend all non-lapsed member renewal dates based on the length of time that our season is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. In other words we will add days to your next renewal date after you pay for your 2020 renewal. Since we don't, at this time, know when the lockdown will be lifted, you must renew your membership when it expires so that your membership does not lapse.
All TBN activities have been cancelled through the month of June, in the interest of social distancing and in compliance with the City of Toronto's ban on large-group gatherings. This includes overnight trips such as the Victoria Day Niagara Bike and Hike event and TNTO, our weekend trip to Niagara Falls and back. Also canceled are the spring kickoff and Cyclon, which is a complex event to organize with so many unknowns surrounding accommodations, meals and other requirements. We look forward to seeing everyone at Cyclon 2021.
This is a difficult and challenging time for all. We wish you good health and urge everyone to comply with the important public health guidelines for social distancing. Stay strong, train as much as you can indoors and we will all get through this and enjoy club rides and other events later this summer.
Refer to the page TBN Infectious Disease Policy for our position on club activities and infectious diseases in general, including COVID-19. The health and welfare of TBN members is our prime concern. Watch this space and the upcoming Chain of Events newsletter for updates.
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Wanted: Director of Touring
TBN is looking for a new volunteer to oversee our regular programs for cycling and winter activities. As touring director you will be a key member of the TBN board, working with the coordinators of individual ride programs and acting as a liaison between the coordinators and the board. What do we do well? What can we do better? How do we make TBN activities better, safer and more fun? Please contact President John Clausen at email@example.com if you can help.
TBN events - statistics from 2019
TBN co-technical director Dave Mader has compiled some interesting statistics on club events, reflected in the charts below. Here is a brief explanation of the data reflected in each chart.
Average Participation per event in each program
This chart shows the average numbers of members (blue) and non-members (red) taking part in TBN's key events during 2019.
This chart shows the total numbers of members taking part in each TBN event during 2019.
This chart shows the total distances traveled in TBN events during 2019. Note that distance is not calculated for Friday Night Skating.
average participation per event
This chart shows average participation per event over the past six years, 2014-2019.
TONY LAU: TBN'S VOLUNTER OF THE YEAR
Tony Lau is TBN's volunteer of the year for 2019, as thanks for his multi-year contributions to Cyclon and to TNTO, two of TBN's flagship events. Sincere congratulations to Tony, who was honoured for this citation during the recent Annual General Meeting, dinner and dance. TBN Communications Director Rick MacMillan recognized Tony with the gift of a new TBN jersey. See also separate story on TBN Annual General Meeting.
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." Iif you would like to use a mobile browser instead, please bookmark our mobile-friendly site. You can reach the mobile site by clicking here.
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