Country Cruises (CCs) -
YIPPEE!! WE ARE BACK!!!
As per the TBN COVID-19 Policy, the format of CCs is following
the Ontario government / Public Health guidelines set for Toronto.
As such, with the recent announcement that the province will be entering
Stage 1 of "opening up", with a maximum of 10 individuals for outdoor group activities,
the CC schedule will resume as of this Sunday, June 13!
Take care, stay well and be safe!
(update posted Monday, June 07, 2021 - 11:30pm)
SUNDAY CYCLING ROUTES EXPLORING THE BEAUTIFUL ONTARIO COUNTRYSIDE FROM NIAGARA WINE COUNTRY
TO NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY
Join us to cycle on paved rural “roads less traveled”. There are two, often three, choices of routes and distances. These are tourist class rides typically in the range of 60, 75, or 90+ kms. You should be comfortable riding in a small group or occasionally on your own. Speeds are typically 20 to 26 km/hr, and groups of riders might choose to occasionally regroup following the TBN COVID-19 Policy. The ride leader usually rides the long distance route (if there are 2 route options) or medium distance route (if there are 3 route options) and there are no sweeps.
START TIMES FOR 2021 will be:
April - June: 10:00 am
July - Aug.: 9:00 am, to beat the summer heat
Sept. - Oct.: 10:00 am
Please check this web-page regularly to plan your rides and for updates related to Covid-19. Any cancellations or changes to the schedule will be noted in the "Upcoming Events" section at least 18 hrs. in advance of the ride.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED DURING 2021 / COVID-19 SEASON
You must register for each ride. At this time, registration is limited to 10 riders, which includes the ride leader, and will be open from Tuesday to Saturday during the week before each ride. Please don’t register anonymously, so the ride leader can check who has registered. This is necessary for contact tracing should someone become ill with Covid-19.
If you cannot attend the ride, please cancel no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday, so someone else can register.
As part of the COVID-19 precautions, only TBN members can register for rides this year. When you register, you will have to indicate both your agreement with the revised TBN waiver, and that you have read the TBN COVID-19 Policy, which also has advice on preparing for and taking part in the ride.
NEED TO KNOW:
You must wear a helmet to join any TBN ride, and you must be ready to show your TBN membership card to the ride leader.
You must bring a mask and hand sanitizer, and wear the mask whenever it is not possible to maintain 2 metres social distance.
Country Cruise ride leaders no longer provide paper maps and cue sheets for riders. Please print and bring your own. You can also download the route to your smartphone or GPS device.
COUNTRY CRUISE COORDINATORS:
For more information, to volunteer as a Country Cruise ride leader or to provide feedback, please contact: Rowena Maclure about website info, Barry Pinsky about ride leaders, or Marie Ferguson about routes and mapping all at email@example.com