Check the website for the most up-to-date information on all TBN overnight trips. Here are some of the exciting treats we have in store for you.
Cyclon July 31 - Aug. 3
This premier long weekend event in August includes rides from last year, plus some new destinations, and plenty of social activities. Check the website to register.
September 4 - 7
Registration is now open for this Labour Day cycling and camping trip in Ontario's southernmost point, known for its birds, wine and agriculture. Book your spot soon because these popular camping trips always sell out.
Our camping/cycling trip in Prince Edward County is SOLD OUT. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list.
Save the dates:
Sep. 11-13 Wolf Den
Check the Overnight Trips page of the website soon for details about this and other trips currently being finalized.
Thanksgiving Weekend in Prince Edward County
Check the Overnight Trips page of the website on July 6 for details and to register.
Contact Jean at email@example.com if you have any suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.
Happy Canada Day
TBN is celebrating Canada Day, as usual, by offering numerous rides. Check the events calendar,
and check again when you wake up Canada Day morning in case of extreme weather resulting in cancellation. If the ride leader cancels the ride, you can still show up at the start and ride with others, however, this will be an "unofficial" TBN ride.
Fun contest time: If anyone can guess the TBN member in the photo above, email your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org
with subject line "Canada Day Contest". The first correct entry wins a $25 gift certificate. The subject will also win a prize just for being such a fine TBN jersey model.
Your burger awaits you
Sign up now for TBN's summer picnic at TooGood Pond in Unionville on August 9, with rides of varying length to get there. It's a free picnic, but we do ask you to register ahead of time so we can determine how many burgers and veggie burgers to order.
Day trips in Niagara Region
On Saturday, July 11, join the crew as we board the GO train and meet in St.Catharines for a great day of Niagara region touring. Register here, as space on the the special GO "Bike Train" is limited.
Also, the annual Toronto-Niagara-GO Home is still being planned for a Saturday in August. See the next Chain of Events email for details.
Hairshirt was a smash
Once again, a hardy group of over 50 long-distance warriors achieved the mighty feat of riding to Niagara Falls and back in one day. Check all the fun-facts here.
Update on Sunday Advanced Tourist rides
Until further notice, 830am rides are discontinued for the remainder of the season. Some of the longer rides featured at this time will become part of the ongoing 10am Sunday Tourist program.
Check out Charlies
Toronto bicycle group Charlie's Freewheels is looking for volunteers to help lead rides, oversee bicycle maintenance sessions and otherwise offer support to the young people visiting their Queen Street workshop. Charlie's is a Toronto non-profit organization that TBN has helped in the past. They teach underprivileged kids in the Regent Park area to build up a bike, which belongs to them when it's completed. It's a chance to mentor young people, and to contribute directly to Toronto's bicycle community. As a volunteer you get access to the shop and its tools, plus a discount on new parts after you've completed 30 hours of volunteering. Contact email@example.com if you can help.
The tragic rash of cycling deaths and non-fatal collisions with cars highlights the need for Ontario to introduce a Vulnerable Road User law, that holds reckless and negligent motorists responsible for their actions. A law like this puts an extra legal burden on motorists who kill or injure cyclists or pedestrians -- they need to prove that they were driving responsibly. And it forces convicted motorists to attend court, rather than just sending a lawyer, so they learn about the damages they've caused, and face surviving victims. Click here to sign the petition urging Ontario to bring in this type of Vulnerable Road Users law.
Summer Quick Release Now Online
Check the website for the summer issue of Quick Release, our thrice yearly wrap-up of all things TBN. A downloadable version is here, and on the home page of the TBN website. For those that opted in, a printed copy should be in your hands by now.
TBN partners 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 encouraging your favourite shop to join the program by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget 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.
Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up.