Every four years, we watch Olympic cyclists making banked turns on an indoor track. On Sunday, October 14 from 4:30 to 6, you'll have the chance to join fellow TBNers in trying out the Milton Velodrome, built for the Pan Am Games and home of the Canadian cycling team.
The $65 registration fees includes an upfront orientation and rental bikes. Check out the educationpage for more details and to sign up.
A helmet is mandatory on all TBN rides. To help you ride safely, your helmet should be:
There's a new tab on the "about" section TBN website that offers rafts of information on the history of the club. The documents reflect a year of great work by TBN's Archives Project Committee. Go there today to answer these and many other questions:
Here are the latest (non-TBN) bicycle-related events to highlight for the coming weeks, if you're looking for things to do on your bike, or things with a clear biking focus. If you know of other events coming up, please email the Chain of Events editor.
Saturday September 22: Pedal for Portage, Elora. For a donation of $75 (or more, of course) you get to join a 28 km trail ride or a 55 km road ride, plus an event tee shirt as well as breakfast and a barbecue lunch. Funds raised go to help combat youth addiction.
Sunday September 23: Picton Kiwanis annual Fall Colour Fondo, Prince Edward County. Registration is $45 for this scenic ride through Prince Edward County. Choose from 25, 50 or 100 km routes on a day that will include a pizza lunch at Waupoos Winery and a voucher for local produce.
Saturday, September 29: Ride for Refuge, Toronto. This family-friendly ride (25km or 50km) starts from Ashbridges Bay in downtown Toronto and raises money for hundreds of Canadian charities working with people who are displaced and vulnerable. Registration is $25.And finally, the Market Gallery in the downtown St Lawrence Market is hosting a special exhibit on Toronto's cycling culture. It runs until November 17, and full-price entry is $8.
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Travel with TBN
Here are some of the out-of-town adventures that TBN is offering this year.
Wolf Den Winter Feb 8 - Feb 10 (Registration opens October 1)
New trip ideas?
Contact Jeannie at email@example.com if you have suggestions for a trip or if you wish to lead one. Trip leaders have their fees paid by TBN.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to nominate a TBN member who went above and beyond the normal call of duty in September. Please include your name, the name of the member you’re nominating and what they did. The winner gets a $50 gift certificate and the chance to be recognized as Member of the Year.
TBN relies on club members to maintain our role as Toronto's best venue for cycling. If you have comments or suggestions about your experience with TBN or would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities with the club, or on one of our club committees, please email club president Ian Rankin at president@TBN.ca.
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.
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.