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.
Happily, with the recent announcement that the province will be entering
Stage 3 of "opening up" on July 16, with a maximum of 100 individuals for
outdoor group activities, as of Sunday July 18, all CCs will be open for potentially up to 100 riders.
The limit of registrants will be up to the ride leader's comfort level for any given ride.
Take care, stay well and be safe!
(update posted Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 8:47pm)
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 (updated Sunday July 18, 2021 - 8:50pm)
You must register for each CC. Registration will be open from Tuesday to Sunday during the week before each ride.
As of July 20, 2021, Guest Riders (non-TBN members) may register for a CC with payment of $10.
All registrants are asked to please not register "anonymously". This will enable the ride leader to have a record of the names of those who have registered, in the event contact-tracing is necessary, should someone become ill with Covid-19.
If you cannot attend the CC, please cancel no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday - the day before the scheduled CC - so someone else can register.
As part of the COVID-19 precautions, 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 in indoor public spaces.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org