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.

BOOK YOUR SPOT AT TBN’S ANNUAL DINNER and Dance (& general meeting):    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

Celebrate another great year at TBN's popular dinner and dance. Help elect our new          board of directors and participate in our AGM. Book by Oct 16th to save on early bird registration. Note that deadline for registration is October 23, earlier than past years.       Click for more info and to register

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

Join TBN at the Milton Velodrome

You've seen photographs of the daredevil cyclists spinning round the track at the Milton Velodrome. TBN members will have the chance to lap the track and feel the sensation of 42-degree banked bends!

When: Sunday October 14 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: Mattamy National Cycling Centre, Milton
Cost: $65

For more info, go to the Education Page


August member of the month – jimmy yeung

Congratulations to Jimmy Yeung, August member of the month. Jimmy exemplifies the volunteer spirit that allows TBN to thrive. Shortly after joining the club in 2007, Jimmy began leading middle distance rides for what we know today as the Urban Roller group. He then graduated to leading longer rides and for the past three years has been a prime mover in organizing the two-day TNTO rides to Niagara Falls. In addition for several years Jimmy has organized and led the one day rides to Niagara Falls (with the train back in the evening) that took place three times this year - once in May from Burlington and on two Sundays at the end of August, for 150 kilometres from Toronto.

Safety Tip of the week:Ensuring that your helmet does its job

A helmet is mandatory on all TBN rides. To help you ride safely, your helmet should be:

  • Fitted securely with the chin strap tightened to allow one finger thickness of space between strap and chin and worn forward so there are two finger widths between bridge of nose and front edge of helmet.
  • Replaced if you fall and your helmet impacts the ground.
  • Replaced on expiry date. Check inside helmet for expiry date – helmets should normally be replaced every three to five years.
  •  Watch this video if you want to learn more

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 september Member of the Month

Nominations are now open for TBN’s September Member of the Month. 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.

Getting Involved

TBN is an all volunteer organization and relies on involvement and feedback from club members to maintain our club as Toronto's best venue for cycling. If you have comments or suggestions about your experience with TBN or would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities on one of our club committees, please send an email to Ian Rankin, president@TBN.ca.

CYCLING TIP:  The Five Best Exercises to Get Fit 

Check out the new cycling tips section on the TBN website, including  advice from top personal trainers on The Five Best Exercises to Get Fit   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. 

FEATURED CHARity RidE: Ride for Refuge

Each week TBN’s website features a different charity ride around the GTA. On Saturday Sept 29th, join a group of TBN members at the Ride for Refuge in downtown Toronto. 
 A choice of distances is available - donate $25 to participate.  Go to Charity Rides for a list of charity rides around Toronto.

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 

Watch this video to learn more about TBN

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