We've updated the roads and the lunch stops for our early-season kickoff ride, the March 25 Tourist adventure. The longest route now avoids the heart of Newmarket, and the middle distance offers nice, quiet side streets. Check the website for more details of this ride, and for our other ways to start your cycling season, including our traditional Good Friday ride, with lunch at Jake's in Unionville.
Watch the website for more details of our April 2 education session on riding your bike in Newfoundland. TBNers Adam Hotchin and Greg Yaschyshyn both toured ‘The Rock’ last year, Adam on an organized trip and Greg with his own itinerary. The two will share their experiences and talk about the challenges they met along the way at a Monday evening session at the Deer Park Public Library, 40 St Clair Avenue East. More details coming soon on the TBN website.
Our volunteers have been sifting through TBN's at times chaotic records to find out what the club has been up to since it was founded. Most records are there, including gems like interviews with the club's founders and a complete list of every Board member, from Day One. But there are some gaps, and we'd welcome your help to complete our collection of Quick Release, board minutes and the welcome kits for Cyclon.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have copies of any of these. We have unearthed a library of mysterious photographs as well. Watch future editions of Chain of Events for some of these shots, where we will seek your help in identifying the people and the activities involved.
A quick note on some of the bike-focused events over the coming weeks and months. If you have something to add to this feature in Chain of Events, please email the editor at email@example.com.
April 11: TBN Ride Leaders' clinic
May 3 - 7: NYC 5 Boro Ride - TBN's first time joining 32,000 cyclists for this ride
May 12: Spring kickoff breakfast.
May 18-21: Niagara Hike and Bike weekend
May 19-28: Springtime in Kentucky
June 3: Ride for Heart.
June 16-17: TNTO (Toronto to Niagara Falls) weekend.
June 21-24: Halton-Stratford-Burlington bike trip.
June 24: Annual Toronto-Niagara-Toronto Hairshirt ride. Registration is open
July 20-24: Midland History bike trip
August 3-6: Join 200 TBNers for Cyclon, to be held in Waterloo
September: Trips, to Quebec, to Quebec/Vermont and to Wolf Den near Algonquin.
Registration is already open for the annual Hairshirt ride, which takes place on Sunday, June 24. Ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls in the morning/afternoon, and back in the afternoon/evening for a total one-day distance of 322km. Check the website for more details of this challenging once-a-year ride.
TBN now offers you the opportunity to print your own membership card and cut down on TBN administrative costs. Use your email and password to access your profile on the TBN website, and then click on your name at the top left of the page. The membership card will appear under Membership Details. If you want a hard copy of the card, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request one.
Sign up now for TBN's annual ride leaders' workshop. We'll discuss important safety issues, what you need to bring with you to a ride and how to keep your group together. The event takes place at the downtown Ralph Thornton Centre on Queen Street East (just east of Broadview) on Wednesday April 11. Access is via the King or Queen streetcar lines, or there's Green P parking just a block away.
Whistlers Bar and Grill has hosted TBN's annual meeting (and dance) more often than any other venue in the club's history. But Whistlers is closing this year, and we're looking for ideas for a new location to help us celebrate the year,. Please email Susan Bishop at email@example.com if you have suggestions for a venue for the 2018 event.
TBN partners offer great deals for our members. Discounts are also available at numerous bike stores, bike tours outside Ontario, charity ride registration, and much more. Please support TBN's great partners.
Remember you must present your valid TBN membership card for a discount at any TBN discount partner.
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.