We kick'ed off in fine style
We've got a raft of exciting cycling adventures for you this year. Some are listed below, but more are coming. Check the website for the most up-to-date information.
June 13 - 14
Registration is extended to June 2. Also, one jacuzzi room became available, so if an existing registrant with a double room would like to upgrade for $10, or if a new couple would like to register for this room, please contact email@example.com.
New route follows the Lakeshore, avoiding Ridge Road construction, and the roads taken by the Ride to Conquer Cancer. _______________
Enjoy three days of camping and cycling in scenic Prince Edward County, with two pancake breakfasts and provisions for two sandwich lunches. Register here before it sell out.
July 31-August 3
Cyclon in Ottawa
Registration is open for Cyclon, TBN's premier event of the year, including great rides, a fabulous Sunday dinner and comfortable accommodation at the University of Ottawa. Register online before the adventure sells out.
September 12 - 14
Enjoy a little luxury with this late summer trip, organized by Cycle Canada exclusively for TBN. The trip circles Lake Simcoe in three days, averaging about 100k a day. Register now for the early-bird price of $395.50 (later price $446.35). The price includes two nights' accommodation, breakfasts, two guides, SAG wagon, and maps.
May 29 - 31
Niagara Bike and Hike
This new Bike and Hike trip in the Niagara Region is SOLD OUT. To join the waiting list, email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 18 - 21
Solstice cycling in the county
Our extended weekend trip to Prince Edward County is SOLD OUT. Contact email@example.com to get on the waiting list.
Save the dates:
Sep. 4-7 Discovering Pelee
Sep. 11-13 Wolf Den
Check the Overnight Trips page of the website soon for details about these and other trips currently being finalized.
Contact Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.
The annual TBN Spring Kick-off May 9 was a great success. Well over 100 current (and future?) members joined us for food, safety tips, tons-o-prizes, and some great rides. Special thanks to TBN discount partner Reflx for donating numerous important safety-related items to our members.
Be seen this Thursday
The start of this week's Thursday Night Ride in High Park will be filmed. Please make an extra effort to join the ride and wear your TBN jersey. This is part of the video shoot that began at the Spring Kick-off and will be used to further promote TBN. After the video is produced, we will randomly select someone in a TBN jersey and award them a prize valued at $50!
Cyclon in Ottawa
Register for Cyclon, TBN's summer adventure, which takes place in Ottawa for the second successive year. Cyclon will offer rides in Ontario and Quebec over the August long weekend. See the sidebar for more details.
Other trips are open for registration too, so don't miss out. TBN's popular bicycling adventures fill up fast.
Ride for Heart
TBN is seeking volunteers at the annual Ride for Heart
on a traffic-free Gardiner and Don Valley Parkway, both to greet members and would-be members at our booth, and to act as road ambassadors on the route. TBN has a 20+ year tradition of helping cyclists on what for many is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a great cause. Check this link
on the TBN website to be a road ambassador, or email email@example.com
if you can help at the booth for an hour or two.
Many of you know about the legendary one-day Toronto-Niagara-Toronto Hairshirt Classic. Will this be your 15th year, your 3rd, or maybe even your first? Register for what was recently voted one of the top 10 endurance cycling adventures in Canada.
More jersey options, win a prize
Don't forget that we are offering a new range of TBN jersey options this year -- sleeveless, long sleeved, vests, jackets, wind vests, wind jackets. At some point this year, we may just randomly award a gift to a TBN jersey wearer or two, or three.... That could be you!
Check the website for the options, and get your order in soon -- it takes 2-3 months from when you place your order to when you receive your new gear. Check instructions on how to order your new jacket or jersey.
TBN partner discounts
The number of groups partnering with TBN is growing all the time, so check out the retailers and services section of the web site for all the member discounts.
You can help expand the list of TBN partners by visiting your favourite shop and encouraging them to join the program by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookmark that calendar
Check the calendar section of the TBN website for details of all rides, and remember to revisit the site before you head out, in case your adventure is cancelled on short notice.
Ride coordinators will always put safety first and cancel a ride if weather conditions pose a danger.
You can also check the ride schedule on your smartphone at www.tbn.ca/mobile. You do not have to sign up for rides. Just show up at the start point and show your membership card to the ride leader.
TBN volunteers run all of our activities, including ski trips, skating, Cyclon, Toogood Pond picnic, TNTO and much more. Many small tasks can use an extra set of hands so contact email@example.com to learn more.
We always need ride leaders and sweeps to make the ride programs work. If you can help, please access your profile on the TBN website and check the box "Ride leader/sweep" in the section "Do you wish to volunteer." Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBN 2014 financial statements are available here. You must log on to your TBN account to view this file.
Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up.