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.
Online Store Now Open – Order your Jersey By Mon August 20If you missed the deadline to buy your jersey, TBN’s online store is now open until August 20th. This will be your last chance to buy your TBN jersey in 2018. Go to Instructions for information on how to order a jersey and to Store to place your order
Upcoming Day Rides:
Saturday Aug 18: Tourist-level Toronto to Niagara Falls, back by GO Train
Saturday Aug 25: Advanced Urban Roller Toronto to Niagara Falls, back by GO Train
July member of the month - Janet Guttsman
Janet Guttsman, editor of TBN’s Chain of Events enewsletter, is July Member of the Month. For the past three years, Janet has been the prime mover behind Chain of Events, and we consistently get great feedback on how she keeps members on top of what’s happening at the club. Janet was also one of three members behind the successful new Freedom Friday rides, along with Vicki Bondy and Arlene Smith. TBN couldn’t exist without dedicated, capable members like Janet - please extend both your thanks and your congratulations the next time you see her on a ride.
Nominations open for August Member of the Month
Nominations are now open for TBN’s August Member of the Month. 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.
UPCOMING WEEKEND TRIPS from Paul and Brenda
Paul and Brenda’s weekend trips are a TBN tradition, known among TBN veterans for their fun, organization and exceptional value. If you haven’t been on one of their weekend adventures, you have been missing out.
Presqu'ile Prescription - August 24 - 26, 2018 - $40
Wolf Den - The Fall - September 14 - 16, 2018 - $135
Fitz - Fall Hiking - October 12 - 14, 2018 - $105 - WAITLIST ONLY
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.
FEATURED CHARity Ride: MS Bike Tour
Each week TBN’s website features a different charity ride around the GTA. This week’s ride is MS Bike Tour, part of North America’s largest series of cycling fundraisers. The ride is on Sunday September 16th at Centennial Park. 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