Warmest thanks to TBN's army of volunteers
It's not been an easy year for anyone at TBN, and we all felt your pain as we closed down operations for a chunk of time earlier this year. But many rides have been back for weeks. Thanks to the efforts of an army of volunteers, including everyone who stepped up to create, coordinate and lead rides under these new and difficult circumstances.
Thanks to all those ride leaders and coordinators, and to the team that drafted our new COVID-era ride policy. We also thank the many volunteers who helped us refine that plan, and to the technical geniuses who tweaked our website to make our rider registration policy workable.
We're deliberately not naming names here. There are too many of you, and it would be terrible to leave a name out by mistake. But thank you.
TBN offers out-of town hikes, and virtual city walks
TBN's winter program includes out-of-town fall hikes and virtual city walks. Please register ahead of time for the hikes, which take place on Sundays while the weather cooperates. COVID-19 rules apply: participant numbers are limited, register in advance, members only, bring masks and hand sanitizer, comply with social distancing requirements.
Our Zoom conferences for our virtual city walks start at around 10:10 am on Sundays, and we will explore Toronto and locations further afield.
Details of both programs are available on the TBN Calendar.
Next year's membership is free for paid-up members
We lost most of our 2020 riding season because of COVID19, so as a big thank you for bearing with us, TBN will automatically extend membership by 365 days for all members in good standing (those who have paid their dues in full). You lost your 2020 season with TBN, so we’re giving you another one.
The background: TBN was unable to operate at all from March through July, and our schedule has been limited since August. And with a second wave underway, we know we won't be offering our normal slate of winter activities.
We’ll take another look at membership dues as we continue through these challenging times and will do our utmost to continue to offer great value to all our members.
If you have questions or comments about membership, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Did you take a bike trip you want to share?
TBN offers occasional virtual travelogues, where members host presentations, with photos, on travel by bike. Email Lora at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to deliver a travelogue. The travelogues, like our virtual movie nights, take place via Zoom, a free and easy-to-use video call app where you can see and hear other participants on the call.