We're just a month away from TBN 's annual picnic, which takes place on August 11 at Toogood Pond in Markham. Choose your route to the picnic, and then enjoy a barbecue lunch, courtesy of TBN. If you've got the new TBN jersey, please wear it for a group picture under the summer sun. Check the website for details and to register for this always-popular event.
After our successful Canada Day trial run, TBN's subway-starting Sunday Tourist rides are back, with a twist: we're running two rides each week, a longer Tourist A ride for faster riders and a slightly more leisurely Tourist B ride. The rides start at a city subway station and head out into the countryside -- perfect for people without a car, or riders who want to reduce their carbon footprint or avoid GTA traffic jams. Details are on the TBN website.
Our long summer rides to Niagara Falls are on agenda again for 2019, with the Tourist-class 166km special scheduled for August 17 and the 151km advanced Urban Roller version on August 24. You'll ride through lakefront parks and on quiet bike lanes, and reach Niagara Falls in time for the evening GO train back to Toronto.
Space on the bike train is limited. You must register ahead of time to join these rides.
Travel with TBN
CYCLON: Aug 2-5 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Registration is closed for Cyclon 2019 in Waterloo, where TBNers can can enjoy three days of riding on quiet country roads. Cyclon’s base is Waterloo College Hall at Wilfrid Laurier University, a smoke-free, air-conditioned facility with two sets of elevators on each floor.
Goderich Getaway: Aug 23-25 SIX SPACES LEFT
Enjoy a weekend of cycling at Camp Kintail Conference Centre near Goderich on Lake Huron, about a two-hour drive from west end Toronto. You will stay in small ensuite dorm rooms or private rooms for couples, and ride on quiet backroads or to lakeside destinations. Daily riding distances from 50 to 80 km. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. More details on the TBN website.
Wolf Den: September 13-15 SIGN UP NOW
Our fall trip to Wolf Den nature retreat is open for registration. Enjoy quiet hikes and pretty bike rides on the edge of Algonquin Park. More details on the website.
Fitz Fall hiking: October 18-20 WAITLIST ONLY
Check out the TBN website to join the waitlist for our sold-out trip to the quaint Fitz Hostel on Lion Head.
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.
Buying at a discount
Many bike stores in the Toronto area offer hefty discounts for TBN members, as do a number of bicycle related services. Check the website for the full list.
What's coming up
During the cycling season, Chain of Events offers a quick summary of some events over the coming weeks and months. Please email the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are cycling-related items you would like us to add.
July 12-14: Awenda camping/cycling weekend
August 2-5: Cyclon in Waterloo
August 10: St Catharines to Niagara Falls GO home
August 11: Toogood Pond picnic
August 17: Toronto-Niagara Falls GO home (Tourist version)
August 24: Toronto-Niagara Falls GO home (Urban Roller version)
August 23-25: Goderich Getaway
August 24: Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
September 8: Alan Gordon Metric Century ride
September 13-15: Wolf Den cycling/hiking/kayaking weekend
October 18-20: Fitz Hostel fall hiking weekend
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.