Ride the 'drome
TBN is proud to offer its speed demons a new chance to fly, or at least to try their luck around the Milton Velodrome, with its impressive banked curves. Full instructions and rental bikes will be supplied. See the website for details and to register for this adventure, which takes place on the evening of May 27. The two-hour session costs $61 for TBN members and $66 for non-members.
Tips on RWGPS
1. You must be a member of the club account at RWGPS to take advantage of some of the features outlined below. First, create your own personal account (either a free one, or a paid one) and then go to the club page (https://ridewithgps.com/clubs/27-toronto-bicycling-network), and submit a request to join. Membership gives you access to 300+ club rides, and you can filter those down to find the ride you want.
2. Check this comprehensive summary of how to use the TBN account on RWGPS to load a map and route onto your Garmin or to generate a printable map and cue sheet. As mentioned above, you must be a member of the club account at RWGPS to use these facilities.
3. Visit YouTube for an instructional video on how to create and print a customized map and cue sheet using TBN's RideWithGPS account.
4. And check out this video for details on how to load a TBN ride onto your smartphone -- a useful tool for people who don't own a separate GPS device.
There are still a few slots left on our very important Ride Better, Ride Safer clinics, so check the websites for details of the two workshops on safety and cycling skills. Learn how to be a safer and more confident rider with in-classroom and on-the road instruction. You must commit to both of the two-hour sessions, to be held on Monday nights, on April 24 and on May 1.
Check out the Education section of the TBN website for details and to register for these two hugely informative events.
Thank you for your views
Thank you to the 360+ TBN members who replied to our survey about the club and its activities. Your responses will help us set priorities going forward and tailor future events to members' preferences. We will announce the prize winners in a future edition of Chain of Events.
Full team kit
Shopping by TBN is again open for business, with exciting new options including branded shorts and bib shorts. If you've already placed your order, you can expect to hear from a TBN volunteer by June 1 to pick up your kit.
A new 'store' opens in the next day or two: order by May 21 for a July 1 delivery. Check here for all the exciting options, including jackets, jerseys (long sleeves, short sleeved and sleeveless), shorts and winter wear.
Decoding TBN rides
Check out the website for an explanation of TBN's ride classifications. The Tourist and Sportif rides are the fastest, and the Urban Roller and Leisure Wheeler rides are no-drop rides at a gentler pace. There's something for everybody.
Deals and special offers on bike stuff, tours, rides, and so on
TBN partners offer great deals for our members. Newer entries include a couple of bike shops, special bike tours outside Ontario, charity ride registration discounts, and much more. Please support TBN's great partners. There are so many new businesses out there that its tough to keep up and so If someone can help to keep this list up to date, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBN supports charity rides
TBN is once again promoting numerous charity rides throughout Ontario, some of which offer special discounts to TBN members. The club is also the training partner for the annual Ride To Conquer Cancer -- all TBN rides through first week of June will be posted on the RTCC website and so you may see some RTCC participants on our rides. Please welcome the RTCC riders and help them prepare for their memorable journey.
Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up. That little TTC logo below will alert you to any subway closures, of which there may be many in 2017.