TBN could not exist without its volunteers, and we want to be sure that we're not missing any of them when it comes to our thank you messages for the year. So now's the time to put forward any groups or individuals as our Volunteers of the Year, a nomination that the board will consider at the September board meeting. Please email Ian Rankin at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. We will present our award(s) at a volunteers' party in the fall -- there is no task or individual too small to be considered.
Deadline to submit your nominations is September 10.
TBN is seeking both a new club Secretary and Communications Director to stand for nomination at the November 2017 AGM. If you would like to assume either role, please contact email@example.com. Summaries of all TBN board positions can be found here, with more detailed job descriptions available upon request. Also feel free to reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com respectively to learn more about these very rewarding roles.
The next four Friday Night Rides are posted on the TBN Calendar of Events. But unless a new volunteer steps up to coordinate the program, the last ride in this long-running series will take place on September 8.
Please contact Dave Mader at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to coordinate (or help coordinate) the program. The routes are in place and the current coordinator will turn over their files to you and help you get started. But the new volunteer (or volunteers) will post all future rides on the TBN website, and make sure ride leaders are in place. Several members have already said they are willing to lead rides, so that eases the burden on the coordinator(s).
Please step up to help. It would be a shame to lose this traditional series of Friday night after-work rides.
TBN partners offer great deals for our members. Discounts are also available at numerous bike stores, special bike tours outside Ontario, charity ride registration, 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 email@example.com.
Remember you must present your valid TBN membership card for a discount at at any TBN discount partner.
TBN's iPhone app lists all upcoming rides and events. Look for "Toronto Bicycling Network" in the App store. We'll have an Android app soon as well, but for now if you don't have an iPhone, please bookmark our mobile friendly site (http://www.tbnapplications.com/mobile/events.php).
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.
Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up. That little TTC logo below will help alert you to any subway closures, of which there may be many in 2017.