Sunday Tourist Rides

Some of the most challenging rides TBN offers

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Classification(s) Tourist
Ride Length 60 - 110 km
Avg. Ride Speed 20 - 32 km/h
Requirements Helmet
TBN Membership Card

The Sunday Tourist category is for experienced riders and has been divided into three categories in order to accommodate a wide range of paces and distances:

Tourist A: These are at a pace of 28-32 km/hr over distances of 80-120 km. Riders are expected to stay in a group and regroup at traffic lights before they hit the open road. Once on the open road, everyone is essentially on their own, at their own pace, and self-sufficient. All rides have a designated lunch spot, located on the ride map/cue sheet.

Tourist B: This category is for riders that would like to cycle faster and further than the Sunday Urban Roller rides, but not at the pace and distance of the Tourist A class, namely: 24-28 km/hr over a distance of 60-90 km. These rides have a sweep, and as long as riders can maintain a pace of 24 km/hr, they are no-drop rides with periodic regrouping throughout the ride. All rides have a designated lunch spot, located on the ride map/cue sheet.

Tourist C: Sunday Tourist C Rides are in every respect the same as Sunday Tourist B rides (same starting time and location, same route, some lunch/food stop) except one: They will be at a slower pace (20-24 km/hr or whatever the participants chose, rather than 24-28 km/hr). There is no pre-determined ride leader; rather, the Tourist C posting serves as a place to signal interest in doing the Sunday Tourist B ride, but at a slower pace. If you sign up and others also sign up, you’ll have company! If you are the only person signing up then, unless you want to do the ride alone, you might consider the Urban Roller ride that day.  If you decide not to do the ride after signing up, it is all the more important that you cancel your registration right away (and if there is only one other registrant, you can normally contact that registrant by logging on and clicking on the registrant’s name in the list of registrants). With luck, some of the Tourist B riders will still be at the lunch stop when the Tourist C group arrives. As with Tourist B rides, all the Tourist C riders should be able to navigate on their own, and should familiarize themselves with the route before the ride.

On weekends with Tourist A and Tourist B, both rides will start at the same location, with Tourist A starting 5 minutes before Tourist B and the first part of the Tourist A route being the same as the Tourist B route, thereby permitting riders to drop from Tourist A to Tourist B if they find the Tourist A pace to be too fast.

Printed maps and cue sheets are not provided by the ride leader. You need to print the map/cue sheets on your own. We offer maps electronically in advance, via a link to the routes on Ride With GPS. PDFs are available for printing cue sheets. For those with GPS smart phone apps, or GPS bike computers, you will be able to download the route ahead of time. We recommend that you use the Ride With GPS app, as that will give you turn-by-turn directions.

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