April 1, 2021


Lockdown rules halt TBN rides for 28 days

TBN offers an unusual end-week Chain of Events to update you on the restrictions accompanying Ontario's new province-wide COVID-19 lockdown, effective April 3 at 12:01 am. The new rules ban outdoor gatherings of more than five people, and this means that, with deepest regret, we are cancelling all TBN rides and other events for the next 28 days. We will update you in this newsletter and on the TBN home page as more information becomes available.

Please stay safe out there. Click this link for Ontario's Covid-19 vaccine booking site.

Please stay safe out there. Click this link for Ontario's Covid-19 vaccine booking site.

TBN jersey store opening soon

The online store to buy your TBN jerseys is open now, and you have until April 26 to place your order. We're offering a range of high-quality jerseys for men and women, and both short-sleeve and long-sleeve options are available. 

Check the website for more details on what is available and how to order.

Jerseys should be available late next month for pickup or home delivery (at a small extra charge).

Virtual ride-leader workshops set for April 23 and 25

TBN is scheduling two ride-leader workshops for the end of April, an April 23 workshop for people volunteering to lead our city rides, and a session on April 25 for country-ride leaders and volunteers planning overnight or weekend trips. Both meetings will take place on Zoom. Please register for one of these sessions if you are a regular TBN ride leader, or if you would like more information about leading a TBN ride.



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. 

Etienne Brule sewer work to run to 2022

Correction: The February 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.

TBN city walks will stay virtual

TBN's Virtual City Walks on Zoom will continue every second Sunday, due to the difficulty of staying distanced in a real-life group. However, for anyone interested in actually doing the walk, John Burdett will provide a RwGPS route, plus additional information to make the walks easier and more fun to do. The route and links to additional information will be included in the calendar entry.

Remember to visit the TBN calendar of events to find out more about what's coming up. The little TTC logo below will help alert you to any subway closures.

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