July 26, 2022


Gord's message: See you at Cyclon!

After a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to welcome members back to Cyclon, our (normally) annual get-together for a weekend of riding and socializing. We are just a couple of days away from the start of this fun event, running July 29 through August 1 from our residence on the beautiful Western University campus in London, Ont., with many options for day rides in and around the city.

When we were setting up and finalizing the weekend with our reps at Western, the university had in place a still fairly strict set of guidelines surrounding Covid-19. As a result, we are saddened that we had to limit registration to a smaller group, to comply with Western's policies.

To those of you lucky enough to join us, we are looking forward to seeing you there. TBN's Cyclon committee has put this together with a lot of hard, dedicated work, and we are very grateful for their many hours of research and planning. Thanks to all of you.

See you in London.

Gord Irish, President



Attention all Cycloners

Welcome packages and ride data were sent out July 24 by cyclon@tbn.ca so please check your spam and email boxes. Be sure to read the "Cyclon 2022" and "Info at a Glance" pages as a minimum. Spots are also filling up fast for Saturday night dinners.   

Remember to bring your proof of Covid vaccination information, pack clothing appropriate for outdoor dining (as Sunday's banquet will be held outside) and bring cash for any alcohol purchases. Friday we will have a bonfire outside, so you may also wish to pack a picnic blanket or bring a lawn chair.

Looking forward to seeing you all in London, Ont. this weekend.

Safe travels!

Cyclon Planning Committee

TBN's annual picnic rescheduled

Due to a new policy on park permits within the City of Markham we have learned that barbecues are not allowed at our usual location, Toogood Pond. As a result, we have secured Milliken Park in Scarborough, about 8 km SE of Toogood. However, due to the late request the only available date is Sept. 18. 

This is a large, beautiful park with several covered picnic table areas that should perfectly suit our needs. If this location works for us, we will submit the permit request on time to get the park on our usual date (early August) next year.

Stay tuned for more information.

Volunteer at the Revolution Ride for ALS Canada

ALS Canada is looking for passionate people to join the event day crew and bring this amazing event to life. Consider donating your time and talents to support Revolution Ride. The volunteer shift would be fromapproximately 7:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, Sept. 25. Volunteer shirt, breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information check out The Toronto Bicycling Network Inc. - Volunteer for Revolution Ride to Support ALS Canada (tbn.ca), or email Lora, weekendtrips@tbn.ca.

Interested in TBN travel buddies?

TBN member Elena Balland is interested in organizing an August camping trip to Nashville and/or a camping trip to Quebec. If you are interested, please contact weekendtrips@tbn.ca

TBN jerseys cancelled for this year

We regret that jerseys will not be produced this year, as our supplier, Garneau, has not been responsive to our requests to set up the online store. Our apologies to any members who were hoping to order jerseys but this is beyond our control. Watch for news on our plans for 2023.

Need to cancel a registration for an event?

We have tried to clear up the process for cancelling your event registrations. We have updated the How to Cancel my Event Registration page on the website. The links in each event now show


for registered users. See the web page for more details.

Martin Lansche, Technical Director

Reminders

Event Registration: Please remember to Login to the TBN website prior to registering for our Events. If you are not logged in, the system does not know who you are, and will only offer you the Guest Rider registration choice. Also, when you are logged into the TBN website, a lot of members-only content appears.

Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up. The little TTC logo below will help alert you to any subway closures.


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