April start dates planned for many rides
Tuesday Ravine Rides, Saturday Morning Rides and Sunday Leisure Wheeler Rides will start next month, although registration is currently limited to the ride leader. Check the TBN calendar for details on when registrations will open; it's typically five days before an event. The number of participants will continue to be dictated by the outdoor-gathering limits in place for Toronto, due to COVID-19. We hope other ride categories will start up soon.
A big thank you to the wonderful people who have already volunteered to lead rides and especially to the people who will be leading a TBN ride for the first time.
TBN jersey store opening soon
Any day now we will be opening up the Garneau online store for ordering TBN jerseys. Watch the website for a notice on this and link to our website page for visiting the store, choosing your size and style and placing your order online. Jerseys will be available a few weeks later.
Rising Phoenix is your next TBN movie
Join your TBN friends on Friday March 26 to watch Rising Phoenix, which is a movie about the Paralympic Games, the world's third-largest sporting event. You can watch the film on Netflix (you'll need an account) and then join an after movie discussion on the Zoom video chat program. Please register ahead of time on the TBN website.
If you have questions, please contact Lora at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyclon cancelled for this year
After careful consideration, the CYCLON Committee has decided, with much regret, that it is in everyone's best interest to cancel Cyclon for 2021, given all the uncertainties about Covid and group meeting limits. The Cyclon committee is looking forward to planning the 2022 adventure.
Seeking your thoughts on TBN travel
Members are invited to participate in a short Overnight Trips survey as we try to glean information about possible future trips. We're aware that we can't plan anything right now because of uncertainty with the COVID-19 restrictions, and we're not sure that it will be possible to have overnight trips this year. The survey will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete.
Virtual ride-leader workshops planned
TBN plans a pair of virtual ride-leader workshops, likely to take place before the end of April via Zoom. One will focus on city rides, one on country rides. If you are a regular ride leader, or aspire to lead a ride this year, watch Chain of Events and the website for details and dates.
Correction: Etienne Brule sewer work to run to 2022
Correction: Last month's Chain of Events optimistically advised that work to replace a major sewer pipe in the area around Etienne Brule Park would end in the spring. That was wrong: the City of Toronto is currently planning a completion date of June 2022. The work may prompt some bike path closures and will affect TBN's Humber River rides. Please take care when riding around the construction area.