June 6, 2018

Next Thursday June 14th: Pizza, Pop & Cycling Info Session

Come to our special information session on cycling in Toronto, with speakers from the City of Toronto and from Toronto police. Topics will include how to make Toronto more friendly for cyclists, as well as tips from the police on safe cycling. The evening event takes place on Thursday, June 14th at the Northern District Library, just north of Yonge and Eglington. Please register ahead of time to reserve your spot. . 


Just days left for Cyclon early bird pricing

Early bird pricing expires on June 11 for Cyclon, TBN's flagship three-day out-of-town event. Ride quiet country roads past traditional Mennonite farms as we visit the Waterloo area from August 3-6, with comfortable accommodation on the Wilfred Laurier campus. See the website for more details.



Loan Cyclon your karoake machine

Cyclon organizers are looking to borrow a karaoke machine for Cyclon's Sunday night festivities. If you can help, please email RJ Petersen (petersen_rj@hotmail.com) or Mireille Macia (mireille.macia@gmail.com).


Special deal on Barrie Midland history tour 

Our inaugural Barrie Midland History Tour has a reduced price $405 for members / $445 for non-members but only till June 10th. There are only 4 spots left for this adventure, which takes you from Barrie to Midland and Orillia, with plenty of time for tourism and sightseeing along the way.


 

May Member of the month

Sandra McCrossan is TBN’s Member of the Month for May, nominated for her role as a ride leader and as a coordinator for both the Tuesday Ravine Rides and the weekend Leisure Wheelers ride. She won plaudits for her welcoming smile and upbeat attitude, as well as her help in training new ride leaders and sweeps. Sandra will receive a $50 gift certificate to Pedalinx, one of TBN's retail partners. 

June Member of the Month

To nominate someone as member of the month, please email memberofthemonth@tbn.ca. The June prize winner will be announced next month. 

Focus on Fridays

We have two different Friday ride programs to usher in the weekend. This week's Friday Night Ride offers quays, sails, rivers and bridges from a Queen's Quay start, while the daytime Freedom Friday ride starts from King City and goes up into the Holland Marsh. More details of these and all other TBN rides are on the website.

TBN's Toogood picnic is on August 12 

Details on the website. Registration opens soon.

Travel with TBN

Here are some of the out-of-town adventures that TBN is offering this year.

Toronto-Niagara-Toronto, June 16-17 Registration closed

Hairshirt, June 24

Challenge yourself on the annual Hairshirt ride, a ride from Toronto to Niagara Falls and back for a total one-day distance of 322km.

Midland History Bike Tour, July 20 – 24 , 2018

Special pricing available now. See the website for details.

Cyclon Aug 3-6

Three days in bike-friendly Waterloo. Registration will open soon.

Presqu'ile camping August 24-26

Join Paul and Brenda for a weekend of camping at Presqu'ile Provincial park. More details available on the TBN website.

Eastern Townships/Vermont Sept 15 – 21 

A fully supported organized tour with TBN and Velo Quebec. See the webiste for details and registration is open now.

Wolf Den Sept 14 - 16

Fitz fall hiking Oct 12 - 14

New trip ideas?

Contact Jeannie at weekendtrips@tbn.ca if you have suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.

Reminders

TBN mobile apps

TBN offers free iPhone and Android apps that show upcoming rides with a single click. Search for  "Toronto Bicycling Network" in Apple's AppStore or the Android PlayStore. You can also view TBN events from your smartphone or tablet on our mobile friendly site, which is available here.

Free guest ride with CoE signup

When your friends sign up for our Chain of Events e-newsletter, their first guest ride is free.

Deals and special offers on bike stuff, tours, rides etc

TBN partners offer great deals for our members, with discounts 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.

As always, check the TBN website for details of all the rides and other events that are coming up, and remember to check back a couple of hours before a ride in case it's changed or cancelled because of poor weather, or other factors beyond our control.


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.

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