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									weekend trips
May 19 - 22: The Allegheny Amble - SOLD OUT!                                      August 18 - 20: Awenda Camping Weekend
                                                                                       Come for two days of cycling around the magnificent Penetanguishene
June 30- July 3: Cruisin' Manitoulin                                              Peninsula of Georgian Bay. The Penetang-Midland area abounds with
    Same old island, exciting new route. Join us for the TBN's last               natural beauty and fairly easy riding. We'll be carpooling from Toronto
Manitoulin trip of the millennium. Leaving our cars in Tobermory, we              on Friday evening, camping two nights at Awenda Provincial Park, one of
load up the bikes and take the ferry to the island. This year we head to the      the most scenic parks in Southern Ontario, with great beaches and hiking                                                                                      May / June, 2000
east end of the island, with lots of time to explore the many hidden bays         trails. Saturday dinner will be a group effort. Cost: $30.                                                                                                    Volume 18, Issue 2

and sandy beaches. Distances for the three days will be 55km/70km/35km,           Contact: John Tytler, 416-445-6192;
plus there will be a hike up the Cup and Saucer Trail. We will be camping         e-mail: awenda@tbn.on.ca/awenda@tbn.on.ca
each night and carrying all our own gear. Previous loaded cycle touring                                                                                                                                                                               The University of Guelph is located on the southeast side of
experience is not essential, but you do need proper gear (panniers etc.).         Sept. 1- 4: MacGregor Pt. Pedal & Paddle                                                                                                                      Guelph, with easy access to country roads suitable for cyclists of
Cost:       $50 covers three nights camping and the ferry                             Enjoy a long weekend at MacGregor Point Provincial Park on Lake                                                                                           all fitness and energy levels. A great variety of ride routes will be
Contact: Paul Stockton, 416-469-0364; email: manitoulin@tbn.on.ca.                Huron near Port Elgin for some great riding. Groups will be split between                                                                                     offered each day, from fast-paced, hilly challenges to short, easy
                                                                                  trail and counrty road routes. On the second day, paddle down the Saugeen                                                                                     rides on quiet country roads. Lots of off-bike activities are also
July 14-16: Presqu’ile Promise                                                    River in a canoe or kayak. On third day rides will be located near Sauble                                                                                     planned, including swimming at the University pool, a brewpub
     Come to Presqu’ile Provincial Park, with its wonderful bird sanctuary        Beach & Falls. The group campsite has nearby trails and sandy beachs.                                                                                         night featuring beers from local breweries, the annual banquet
and 7 km of beach on Lake Ontario. It is located South of Brighton, just          Come out and relax in this hidden part of Ontario.                                                                                                            and dance (great door prizes!), and a waterside picnic.
150km east of Toronto. This is the second year for this trip with TBN! The        Cost:       $40 (includes buffet)                                                                                                                             Accommodation consists of double rooms (with two single beds)
area has many wonderfully quiet rolling roads to explore. Campsites have          Contact: Dan Roitner 416-699 -2728, droitner@idirect.com                                                                                                      in Lennox Addington Hall.
been reserved in the woods not far from the lake. Saturday night dinner                                                                                                                                                                               Cyclon 2000 is being widely publicized. To ensure a
will be a pot luck. Pancakes & coffee will be provided for Saturday &                                                                                                                                                                           spot, register as soon as possible! To take advantage of the
Sunday breakfast with help from the hungry! By popular demand, the                                                                                                                                                                              ‘early bird’ rates, make sure you’ve registered by June 15 —
scavenger hunt returns, but with a NEW twist!                                                                                                                                                                                                   or come out that night for the Cyclon 2000 Sign-Up and
Cost:       $35.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Social Night. The ‘early-bird’ rate for members is only $210;
For car pooling and other details, contact Tim or Celia Hope in Port                                                                                                                                                                            for non-members it is $240. After June 15, the registration
Hope, 905-885-1946; email: thehopes@eagle.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                    fee for members is $240 and for non-members, $270.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All ‘early bird’ registrants will receive a free Cyclon 2000
August 4-7, Cyclon 2000                                                                                                                                                                                                                         T-shirt. T-shirts can be picked up in advance at the Cyclon
    This year we'll be touring the beautiful, pastoral Guelph region. We                                                                                                                                                                        2000 Sign-Up and Social Night. Otherwise, they will be
will ride the quiet rolling roads of the surrounding countryside, through                                                                                                                                                                       available upon arrival at Cyclon. The Sign-Up and Social
quaint towns and rural villages. There'll be several bicycle tours offered                                                                                                                                                                      Night is scheduled for 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, June

                                                                                                                                                                               CYCLON CHANGES
each day from Saturday to Monday, ranging in length from 40 to 180 km.                                                                                                                                                                          15 at Ned Hanlon's, 173 Eglinton Avenue East (just a short
Stay 3 nights at Guelph University with Saturday night dance, meals                                                                                                                                                                             walk east of Yonge St. from the Eglinton Subway Station, on
included.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the south side). Come out and meet your fellow cyclists and
Cost:       $210- 270

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                have your questions answered in person!
Contact: 416-760-4191, cyclon@tbn.on.ca, www.tbn.on.ca/cyclon                                                                                                                                                                                         If you can’t make it to the Sign-Up and Social Night, you
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Goes to Guelph
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                can complete a registration form on the Cyclon 2000 webpage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at www.tbn.on.ca/cyclon, or mail in the registration form you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                received earlier by mail. Check the webpage for Cyclon updates
                                                                                                                                                                                   hange is in the air! Instead of Belleville, Cyclon 2000 is
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    Quebec Bicycle Trip
Join us for a summer adventure. Take
                                         motel, hostel and camping. Non-profit,
                                         everybody pays his or her own way as
                                         they go. Budget $700 to $1000.
                                         Organized by tour leader Howard
                                                                                  A mountainous island surrounded by the
                                                                                  eternal blue of the Mediterranean. Superb
                                                                                  beaches, breathtaking panoramas, the best
                                                                                  environmentally preserved region of
                                                                                                                                    Interested in cycling in
                                                                                                                                France in August/September? Ron
                                                                                                                                Fletcher is reserving a house in the
                                                                                                                                Dordogne region that will accommodate
                                                                                                                                                                               C   off to Guelph! Loyalist College in Belleville has
                                                                                                                                                                               regretfully informed the Cyclon 2000 committee that it can no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and FAQs too. If you donít have access to the Internet, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                416-694-3272, leave a message, and the FAQs and/or answers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to your other questions will be sent to you.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cyclon is a volunteer effort — TBN members like you
in Canada Day celebrations in            Chan. Look for Howard Chan on TBN        France. On a $3000 all-inclusive budget. If   up to 10 people. This is a beautiful cycling
Ottawa, Jazz festival in Montreal, and   day rides. See my website,               interested, call Anthony 416-934-9243.        area, and we will do day trips from the                                                                         help make it a great event. Why not volunteer some time
the Summer festival in Quebec City.      www.geocities.com/mymirar, for                Bicycle Tour New Zealand                 house. Picnics, cafe lunches, dinners in
                                                                                                                                                                               longer honour its commitment to provide accommodation, so        before or during the weekend? We need ride leaders and
                                         details, information about preparing     Tip to Tip                                    quaint medieval villages, and some of the
Experience a loaded bicycle tour, no
support vehicle. Cover 600 km over a     for a bike tour, other exciting bike     3 and 6 week tours available Celia &          most beautiful landscape on earth await
                                                                                                                                                                               weíre off to another popular destination — peaceful,             sweeps, people to help with registration, co-ordinate lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pick-up, etc, etc. Contact Manuela Gobbato at 416-762-9846,
                                                                                  Tim Hope 905-885-1946
two-week period. Six to eight            trips, and travel stories.
                                              Three-weeks in Corsica!!            thehopes@eagle.ca
                                                                                                                                you. For more information call Ron at
                                                                                                                                                                               pastoral, picturesque Guelph. Same time (Civic Holiday           mgobbato1@hotmail.com if you would like to help in making
scheduled rest days allow time to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cyclon 2000 an outstanding event.
enjoy the area. Combination of B+B,      Departing September 9 or 10.             www.eagle.ca/~thehopes                                                                       weekend, August 4-7); different place (University of Guelph).    — Jennifer Clark
         Board of Directors
         President                John Corbett                 778-7657
                                                                              In the last QR we askesd:
                                                                              what is wrong with this picture?                                                                                                                                  Editor’s
         VP, Touring
         VP, Skiing
                                  Erica Morse
                                  Nancy Palardy
                                  Doug Innes
                                                                              Answer:                                                                                                                                                               Notebook
                                                                              the cyclist isn’t wearing a helmet                                                                                                                                       s one of my duties as editor, I attend monthly
         Social Director
         Publicity & Promotions
                                  Mark Krammer
                                  Yvonne Bulnes
                                  Ana Danes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A      board meeting to give input and report on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quick Release (QR) issues. After many meetings, I
         Education Director       Frank Remiz                  654-4747
         Director of Cyclon       Brenda Porter                694-3272                                                                                                                                                                         wish to mention that the board has agreed make
         Weekend Trips Director   Janet Aronoff                588-1886
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the newsletter free of advertising.
         Managing Editor

         Everyone else
                                  Dan Roitner                  699-2728
                                                                              Bikes are boss                                                                  draft a Constitution, come up with an
                                                                                                                                                              organizational structure and select
                                                                                                                                                              nine board members. We heard from
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Organizers Issie Chackowicz,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jannette Porter,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nina Koskenoja
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here is the reason: As you may have noticed, ad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                placement in QR has been diminishing over the last
         Leisure Wheeler          Alan Gordon                  447-6586                                                                                       several groups, including the Ontario      Chair        Martyn Olenick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                few issues, and the last issue had none. Doug Innes
                                                                                    n Saturday February 5, 2000, a
         Easy Roller
         Tourist & Sportif
         Country Cruise
                                  Dan Engels
                                  Owen Rogers
                                  Rowena Maclure
                                                                              O     group of concerned cyclists
                                                                              from across Ontario gathered at
                                                                                                                      Cycling Association, many of us
                                                                                                                      (including several OCA members)
                                                                                                                                                              Trails Council (Rails to Trails), the
                                                                                                                                                              MOT and the OCA, whose President,          Recording    Mike Rooks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                informed the board of a tax exemption available to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                QR if we ran our newsletter on a non-profit basis;
                                                                                                                      feel that the OCA has not been          Jim Cross, had to endure some              Secretary
         & Saturday Shorts                                                    Metro Hall to meet, greet, exchange     doing enough for the                    criticism. Our mandate follows…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                doing so, we can save about $65 an issue. No one
         Wednesday Wheelie        Bill Hannaford               482-2125       ideas and discuss the formation of a
         Wednesday Nights         Ron Fletcher                 461-9695
                                                                                                                      transportation/recreational cyclist.         The objective of this organization                                           has volunteered to solicit ads for us, though we did
                                                                              new, province-wide cycling              Lately the OCA seems to have                                                       Some of the organizations with
         Friday Night Ride        John Tytler                  445-6192                                                                                       is to promote cycling in Ontario
                                                                                                                                                                                                         members in attendance were:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                consider giving a 15% commission to motivate
                                                                              advocacy group. Most of us in           focussed its energy towards racing
         Saturday Morning Ride    David Gretton                ---                                                                                            for transportation and recreation.                                                someone. The board opted, after much debate, to
                                                                              attendance feel there is a real need    (which generates revenue) while                                                    Hamilton-Wentworth Regional
         Civic affairs            Ed Clark                     531-0974
         Hotline Announcer        Rob Long                     322-6199       for a strong, unified voice to          doing little to further the interests                                                Cycling Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cover the cost of an advertising-free club newsletter.
                                                                              represent the interests of the          of the cycle-commuter. It has           Detailed Objectives:                                                                  For QR staff, that route is an easier one. We
         Indoor Spinning          Manuela Gobbato              762-9846                                                                                                                                  Dundas Bikeways
                                                                              transportation/ recreational cyclist    become apparent to those in
         Membership Secretary     Alan Gordon                  447-6586
                                                                              to government and business, to          attendance that someone must step
                                                                                                                                                              •   To provide a province-wide body        Toronto City Cycling Committee         also need not run our two 16-page issues; more
                                                                                                                                                                  for advocacy and lobbying for          London Bicycle Advisory Committee      savings. Of course, I now have to turn around and
         Quick Release                                                        educate cyclists and other road users   in where the OCA has left off.              cyclists and their issues.             Burlington Bikeway Committee
                                                                              on cyclists’ rights and to provide a         The day proved to be a                                                                                               ask you for more copy. So, grab that pencil and tell
         Managing Editor
         Copy Editor
                                  Dan Roitner
                                  Chen Chih-Pien
                                                               465-8726       forum to discuss issues.                productive one. We managed to
                                                                                                                                                              •   To promote and facilitate              Toronto Bicycling Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                me all about it.
                                                                                                                                                                  education of cyclists on safe and      Citizens for Safe Cycling
         Inferior Decorator       David Young                  535-0389           While there is the Ontario          christen the new organization,              effective cycling practices, and of    Regional Niagara Bicycling                 It is certainly time to mention some of the many
                                                                                                                                                                  others on awareness of cyclists and      Committee                            ‘invisible’ QR volunteers who help to get the
                                                                                                                                                                  their rights.                          Niagara Freewheelers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                newsletter out on time. After David, Pien and I get
Quick Release is published                                                           To best use TBN’s voice mail     Hotline tips:
                                                                                                                                                              •   To monitor the policies and            Great Canadian Bicycle Tours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                QR to the printer, John Tytler jumps into action. He
                                  We need your text to be                                                                                                         practices of all levels of             Waterloo Regional Cycling
five times a year. Members        in one of the following formats:                   system, follow these easy                                                                                                                                  arranges a ‘stuffing party’ of a group of eight or so
                                                                                                                      When in the Main Menu you                   government, and to make                  Committee
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                                    text.txt, Word.doc,                                                               can make a selection at any                 recommendations on their               Ontario Cycling Association            people, and picks up the 850 copies of the
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                                    Wordperfect.wp                                   Dial 760-3909 to get detailed    time, and you don’t have                    appropriateness for cyclists.          Haldamin-Norfolk Advisory Group
Classified ads are free for
                                                                                     instructions on how to use       to wait for the message                                                                                                   newsletter. The group meets at someone's house to
members. To discuss a               ... and your graphics/photos
                                    in these ones:                                   the voice mail system, or        to finish.                              •   To provide a provincial forum for      City of Toronto Transportation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                fold and stuff the latest hot news into envelopes,
submission or for advertising                                                                                                                                     communication among cyclists,            Services
                                                                                                                           You can return to the main
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                                                                                                  to go directly to
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                                                                                                                           After making a selection
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                                                                                                                                                              •   To promote the environmental             Committee                            but has a social element (the pizza & beer help).
deadline for submissions is       Moving? Moved?                                                                                                                  and health benefits of cycling.        City of Mississauga Cycling Advisory
April 1.                                                                                                              press 1 to leave a message                                                           committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     So, here is a short list of some of the regulars.
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    Pedaling Provence                                                                                                                                              Sunday and Holiday Ride Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                   SUNDAY, MAY 14                                       Dist:    51 & 79 km                                  SATURDAY, MAY 27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Class:   Country Cruise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KELSO CONSERVATION AREA - We are
                                                                                                                                                                   UNIONVILLE BRUNCH RIDE - Visit pretty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             heading to Milton for another fun day of riding.
                                                                                                                                                                   Unionville for a tasty brunch.                       SUNDAY, MAY 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kelso features a nest of 13 km of singletrack
                                                                                                                                                                   Start: Finch Subway Kiss & Ride (NW corner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             trails that intertwine the woods and fields of the
                                                                                                                                                                           Yonge & Hendon)                              LESLIE ST. SPIT/TOMMY THOMPSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             area. Kelso is considered moderately
                                                                                                                                                                   Dist: 33 km                                          PARK - Cycle to the lighthouse at the end of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             challenging. Come and enjoy the scenic views of
                                                                                                                                                                   Class: Leisure Wheeler                               Spit to view the spectacular Toronto skyline;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the countryside and Escarpment.
                                                                                                                                                                   Après Slug & Lettuce, NW corner of Yonge &           then return via the Don and Taylor Creek Trails.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Time: Meet at the chalet at 10:00 a.m. (Note:
                                                                                                                                                                           Finch                                        Start: Boardwalk Café, Coxwell & Lakeshore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cars parked on nearby roadways are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dist: 30 km
                                                                                                                                                                   UNIONVILLE BRUNCH – Vists pretty                                                                                    ticketed – the park is close to Hilton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Class: Leisure Wheeler
                                                                                                                                                                   Unionville for a tasty brunch on Mother’s Day!                                                                      Falls Conservation Area.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Après Boardwalk Café
                                                                                                                                                                   Start: Shopper’s World, Danforth & Victoria                                                               Start: Take Hwy 401 west, take Hwy 25 north
                                                                                                                                                                           Park (one block south of Victoria Park       SCARBOROUGH SCENIC SAFARI - Cycle the                          (Exit 320) to Campbellville Rd, go west
                                                                                                                                                                           subway station)                              wilds of Scarborough – round trip out to the Zoo.              to Tremaine Rd, south to Kelso Rd,
                                                                                                                                                                   Dist: 55 km                                          Start: Scarborough Town Centre, the rock                       west to park entrance (look at
                                                                                                                                                                   Class: Easy Roller                                             garden near Progress Ave in front of the             www.trilife.com for directions to
                                                                                                                                                                   Après Tropical Nights on Danforth, east of                     former Eatons                                        Kelso).
                                                   favourite destinations                                                                                                  Victoria Park
                                                                                                                                                                   VIVIAN-VANDORF PICNIC - Two routes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dist: 47 km
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Class: Easy Roller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Facils: Bike wash, snack bar and washrooms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Man-made lake and beach close by.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Après TBA                                            Cost: About $5.00 for the day
       magine a dry, sun-drenched                                                                                                                                  exploring the quiet sideroads of Whitchurch-
     I countryside, sometimes a flat
     expanse, sometimes hilly terrain
                                            every village in the region offered
                                            potable water from a public
                                                                                   our own group.
                                                                                       Though we had to contend
                                                                                                                          with special attributes :
                                                                                                                          Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer and
                                                                                                                                                                   Stouffville with a picnic lunch in the town of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BOLTON HAMMER - Two routes to Bolton,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the longer one offering (a lot) more hills,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Info: Tourism info – Milton Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Commerce, 905-878-0581
                                            fountain. We also quickly learnt       with temperatures hovering around      the surrounding Camargue                                                                                                                           Class: Saturday Mountain Biking
     adorned with coniferous forests,                                                                                                                              Start: Edwards Gardens' parking lot, Lawrence        followed by a rolling return route via Kleinburg.
                                            that we had to time our lunch          35 or 40 degrees, the heat was not     marshlands, or the photogenic
     where the scent of lavender                                                                                                                                            Ave E & Leslie St.                          Start: Finch Subway Kiss 'n Ride                      HOLLAND MARSH - Because of the rave
                                            break so that it did not coincide      unbearable. Nevertheless, we           Roman aqueduct of the Pont du
     growing wild by the roadside has a                                                                                                                            Dist: 80 & 100 km                                    Dist: 85 & 115 km                                    reviews from "Wednesday Wheelies" and its close
                                            with that of the grocery-store         thought it advisable to make a         Gard.
     bewitching effect, where the                                                                                                                                  Class: Tourist, Sportif                              Class: Tourist, Advanced Tourist                     proximity to Toronto, this route seems an ideal
                                            owners.                                lengthy mid-day meal in the shade          Souvenir hunters among us
     modulated drone of cicadas                                                                                                                                    Après Jack Astor's, Don Mills Shopping Centre        Après Slug & Lettuce, NW corner of Yonge &           one to start the 2000 season of "Saturday
                                                 After a challenging               a tradition.                           showed a preference for tablecloths
     reverberates in field and forest.                                                                                                                                                                                           Finch                                       Shorts". So come and enjoy your first Saturday
                                            introduction to the joys of loaded         To minimize the amount of          with a Provençal motif, lavender,        GOODWOOD GETAWAY - We venture into
          We arrived in Paris in mid-July                                                                                                                                                                               SCHOMBERG COUNTRY ROADS - A ride in                  ride through the very pretty, surprisingly rural
                                            cycling, we were delighted to          loaded cycling, we designed the        perfume diffusers and, of course,        Durham region for lunch at Mrs. Wideman's
     for a connecting flight to Avignon,                                                                                                                                                                                the lovely countryside north of Schomberg.           area just north of our megacity.
                                            arrive just in time for a festival     tour around a series of one or two-    wine (from a co-operative in the         Bakery in Goodwood.
     where we lodged on the outskirts                                                                                                                                                                                   Start: Take exit 55 off Highway 400 and head         Time: 9:00 a.m. sharp
                                            organized for vacationers by the       star hotels that served as the         Gard). My most lasting memories          Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp
     of the town (advisable during the                                                                                                                                                                                           west on County Road 9 to 20th Side          Dist: 60 km
                                            village of Mazan. We happily           departure point for daily              undoubtably relate to gastronomic        Start: Edwards Gardens' parking lot, Lawrence
     madness of the annual Avignon                                                                                                                                                                                               Road (first road west of Hwy. 27) and       Start: Meet at the Municipal parking lot at
                                            participated in a communal dinner      excursions. During this ‘self-         experiences in Provence: the                      Ave E & Leslie
     festival). On the first day we                                                                                                                                                                                              head south on 20th Side Road to the                   the northwest corner of King Road and
                                            in the square, where local             organized’ trip we covered 1000        traditional pastries of the village of   Dist: 120 km
     assembled and adjusted our                                                                                                                                                                                                  arena in Schomberg.                                   Keele Street in King City (north of
                                            performers entertained us, some        km over 16 cycling days and four       Lourmarin, the exquisite ‘sand           Class: Advanced Tourist
     bicycles, venturing that evening                                                                                                                                                                                   Dist: 58, 67, 74 & 93 km                                       Toronto).
                                            singing in English. Quelle surprise!   rest days.                             wine’ of the Camargue, the
                                                                                                                                                                   MOUNT ALBERT/LAKE SIMCOE - A scenic                  Class: Country Cruise                                Class: Saturday Cruising Short
     into the pandemonium of the event           After the first week, most of         We passed through many a           chocolate dessert of the hotel
                                                                                                                                                                   jaunt along the cottage-lined shore of Lake Simcoe
     to get a taste of wall-to-wall         the members of our group               town whose name recalled a ‘Côtes      ‘L’Esquielle’.
                                                                                                                                                                   and surrounding countryside. Note that for this      MONDAY, MAY 22
     tourists. Happily, the rest of the     discovered that the map, road signs    du Rhône Villages’ wine bottle:            On many a hot summer day, I                                                                                                                     SUNDAY, MAY 28
                                                                                                                                                                   ride there are two starting points:
     vacation in Provence was under         and our itinerary descriptions         Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rasteau,          reminisce and imagine myself                                                                  LAKE WILCOX PICNIC - Four routes
                                                                                                                                                                   Short: Meet at the municipal building on the
     more relaxed circumstances.            provided directions that were so       Gigondas. The town of Carpentras       transported once more to this                                                                 rendezvous in shady St. George Conservation          MAPLE BAKERY RIDE - Head north for
                                                                                                                                                                            southwest corner of Highway 48 and
          Being newcomers to cycle          accurate and easy to follow that       was a delight but most memorable       region of seductive odours, sounds                                                            area overlooking Lake Wilcox. Bring a picnic         brunch at TBN's favourite bakery.
                                                                                                                                                                            county road (CR) 18, across from the
     touring, we were anxious to            they would venture without fear ...    were the villages such as Roussillon   and tastes.                                                                                   lunch or pick something up along the way.            Start: Finch Subway Kiss & Ride (NW corner
     embark on our journey the              even those with no knowledge of        and its ochre-coloured houses, or      — Anthony Chong                                                                               Start: Finch Kiss & Ride, Yonge St. just north               Yonge & Hendon)
                                                                                                                                                                   Long: Go north on Hwy 404, east on Hwy 48
     following day. Our water bottles       French! And often, the fellow          Gordes perched on the top of a hill                                                                                                           of Finch                                    Dist: 35 km
                                                                                                                                                                            and north to Mount Albert. Meet at
     were quickly depleted, but we were     cyclist that we met around the         whose ascent was well worth the                                                                                                      Dist: 70, 85 & 115 km                                Class: Leisure Wheeler
                                                                                                                                                                            Mount Albert Community Centre, Main
     relieved to discover that almost       corner of a country road was one of    effort. Other places were blessed                                                                                                    Class: Short Tourist, Tourist, Sportif               Après Slug & Lettuce, NW corner of Yonge &
                                                                                                                                                                            Street in Mount Albert.

4   The Toronto Bicycling Network
                                              LESLIE ST. SPIT/TOMMY THOMPSON                      CEDAR SPRINGS SOJOURN - A little fun in the            SUNDAY, JUNE 11                                        SATURDAY, JUNE 17                                   KELSO CRUISE & SCHMOOZE - We'll head
                                              PARK - Cycle to the lighthouse at the end of the    hills around Lowville.                                                                                                                                            out to Milton for lunch but not before a climb
                                              Spit to view the spectacular Toronto skyline;       Start: Kipling Subway Park n' Ride, north lot.         SCARBOROUGH BLUFFS - Enjoy the view from               MANSFIELD OUTDOOR CENTRE – The
                                                                                                                                                         the edge of the Bluffs; return via the Martin                                                              up Bell School Line (yes, there is a shortcut).
LEISURE WHEELER - Distances of 20-            then return via the Don and Taylor Creek Trails.    Dist: 115 km                                                                                                  location for tight twists, tricky switchbacks and
                                                                                                                                                         Goodman Trail and some city streets.                                                                       Start: Kipling Subway Park & Ride, north lot
60 km, at speeds of 15 km/h or less, at a     Start: Boardwalk Café, Coxwell & Lakeshore          Class: Tourist                                                                                                drop-offs. Don’t worry--there are also easier
                                                                                                                                                         Start: King Edward's statue in Queen's Park (SE                                                            Dist: 90 & 110 km
"leisurely" pace. Designed as a series of     Dist: 40 km                                                                                                                                                       routes. Mansfield offers 40km of singletrack and
                                                                                                  FORKS OF THE CREDIT - A hilly but beautiful                     of St. George subway station; south of the                                                        Class: Tourist, Sportif
entry level rides for novices, those          Class: Easy Roller                                                                                                                                                doubletrack. They rate the trails from easy to
                                                                                                  ride to Belfountain & Forks of the Credit Rd. Great             ROM)                                                                                              Après Country Style Donuts
returning to cycling after a long absence,    Après Boardwalk Café                                                                                                                                              extreme. All routes fully marked and mapped
                                                                                                  last minute training for TNT Overnight!                Dist: 43 km                                            out.                                                 CAMPBELLVILLE CLASSIC - Follow the
and senior riders.
                                              PORT CREDIT HARBOUR TOUR - A pleasant               Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp                                  Class: Leisure Wheeler                                 Time: Meet in parking lot for 10:00 a.m.            shady backroads to the Bruce Trail Eatery in
                                              cycle out to a picnic lunch at Saddington Park,     Start: Kipling Subway Park & Ride, north lot           Après TBA                                              Start: Take Hwy 400 to Hwy 89 west past             Campbellville. The long tour is for those of us
EASY ROLLER - Distances of 20-60 km,
                                              Port Credit, with the opportunity to explore the    Dist: 151 km                                                                                                           Alliston and Rosemont, turn north on       preparing for the Hairshirt next Sunday!
at speeds of 15-20 km/h, at a relaxed pace.                                                                                                              TOUR OF TORONTO – 75% of this loop around
                                              new bikepaths along the lakeshore west of the       Class: Advanced Tourist                                                                                                Dufferin Rd 10 (Airport Rd), go 10         Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp
Routes are often on quiet streets and bike                                                                                                               Toronto is comprised of bike paths of the Humber
                                              Humber on the return trip.                                                                                                                                                 km.                                        Start: Kipling Subway Park n' Ride, north lot.
paths in the city and surrounding areas.                                                                                                                 Valley, Lakeshore, Taylor's Bush and Don Valley.
                                              Start: Grenadier Restaurant, High Park              SUNDAY, JUNE 4                                                                                                Facils: Limited rentals, bike wash, snack shop      Dist: 130 & 220 km
                                              Dist: 60 km                                                                                                Start: Etienne Brulé Park, Humber River & Old
TOURIST - Distances of 50-200 km, at                                                              BECEL RIDE FOR HEART - Once again, all                          Mill                                                   and washrooms.                             Class: Tourist, Advanced Tourist
                                              Class: Short Tourist                                                                                                                                              Cost: $7.00 for the day
speeds averaging 20-25 km/h, at a                                                                 TBNers are invited to participate as Ambassadors of    Dist: 52 km                                                                                                PORT PERRY PEDLAR - An undulating scenic
                                              Après Grenadier Restaurant                                                                                                                                        Info: 705-435-4479 or
comfortable pace. "Short Tourist"                                                                 the Road. Check the website and Hotline later in May   Class: Easy Roller                                                                                         ride up and down the drumlins of Durham
designates rides in the 50-70 km range.       GLEN WILLIAMS TOUR - Two routes to the              to find out how you can volunteer to help out and      Après Future Bakery, Bloor West at Kennedy,                     http://www.mansfield-outdoors.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    County. (Note: there are two versions of this
"Advanced Tourist" rides are in the 120-      town of Glen Williams for lunch at Glen Oven        ride the event at the same time!                                just east of Runnymede                        Class: Saturday Mountain Biking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    route -versions 1&2. Listen to the Hotline to see
200 km range.                                 Bakery or a picnic in the park by the Credit                                                                                                                                                                          which version is being run.)
                                                                                                   GEORGETOWN-EQUESING HYSTERICAL                        STOUFFVILLE CRUISE - Head up to Stouffville
                                              River.                                                                                                                                                            SUNDAY, JUNE 18
                                                                                                  TOUR - Another jaunt around the Halton Hills. One      for lunch, then swing by Main St. in Unionville on                                                         Start: Durham College North Parking lot,
SPORTIF - Distances of 90-200 km, at          Start: Kipling Subway Park & Ride, north lot                                                                                                                      ON THE WATERFRONT - Follow the Martin                        located off of Conlin Rd. just west of
                                                                                                  of the original Country Cruises, the route passes      the way back for ice cream.
speeds averaging 25-35 km/h, usually at a     Dist: 95 & 115 km                                                                                                                                                 Goodman Trail along the shore of Lake Ontario to             County Rd. #2 in Oshawa.
                                                                                                  through the picturesque little town of Eden Mills.     Start: Finch Subway Park & Ride
fast pace.                                    Class: Tourist, Sportif                                                                                                                                           the Humber Bridge and then continue to the tip of   Dist: Version 1: 72 & 85 km
                                                                                                  Start: Stewarttown Public School at the southeast      Dist: 65 km
                                              EDEN MILLS CENTURY - A beautiful tour of                      corner of Trafalgar Rd. and 15th Side Rd.    Class: Short Tourist                                   Humber Bay Park west for a picnic. Bring lunch.     or:      60 & 90 km
COUNTRY CRUISE-These novice/tourist
                                              the quiet, rolling roads of Halton.                           (Make sure you go to Stewarttown not         Après Slug & Lettuce, NW corner Finch &                Start: Boardwalk Café at Coxwell and                Class: Country Cruise
rides of 40-120 km explore the country
                                              Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp                                         PineviewSchool!)                                      Yonge.                                                Lakeshore
roads of southern Ontario. Start points are
                                              Start: Kipling Subway Park & Ride, north lot        Dist: 43 & 81 km                                                                                              Dist: 40 km                                         SATURDAY, JUNE 24
within a 90-minute drive of Toronto.                                                                                                                     MUSSELMAN LAKE/MT ALBERT - Our classic
                                              Dist: 115 & 162 km                                  Class: Country Cruise                                                                                         Class: Leisure Wheeler
When carpooling, passengers are expected                                                                                                                 run to Musselman Lake, with a few hills thrown in.                                                         HORNBY/CAMPBELLVILLE - A Saturday
                                              Class: Advanced Tourist                                                                                                                                           Après Boardwalk Café
to offer $5 to the driver for gas.                                                                                                                       Lunch in Ballantrae.                                                                                       jaunt along some quiet roads in the Halton Hills
                                              COBOURG-RICE LAKE RAMBLE- Formerly
                                                                                                  SATURDAY, JUNE 10                                                                                             SCARBOROUGH BLUFFS – Vist the World
                                                                                                                                                         Start: Finch Subway Park & Ride                                                                            without Rattlesnake!
RIDE SCHEDULE NOTES:                          the Shelter Valley Shuffle, this is one our          PIGCICLE CYCLE - The Ride For Ribs (Conestoga                                                                Famous Scarborough Bluffs (Be careful where
                                                                                                                                                         Dist: 80 & 110 km                                                                                          Time: 9:00 a.m. sharp
• Ride schedule is subject to change.         prettiest Country Cruises! Over hill and dale you   College to the Canadian Pork Barbecuing                Class: Tourist                                         you walk!) return for a Father’s Day beer at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dist: 55km
  Listen to the weekly update on the          will be spinning throughout the                     Championships in Ayr.) Do You Ride to Eat? Do                                                                 Hart House!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Start: Hornby Park in Hornby. Take Hwy
  HOTLINE for the latest ride                 Northumberland countryside. Lunch (picnic           You Eat to Ride? Do you understand the craving         MOUNT ALBERT EXPEDITION - A shady Mt.                  Start: King Edward's statue in Queen's Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             401 west to Trafalgar Rd., then head
  information.                                style) on the shores of Rice Lake.                  that drove Hawkeye to order gourmet takeout from       Albert park provides a perfect place to eat a picnic           (SE of St. George subway station;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             north to Steeles and west to Sixth Line.
• All start times are 10 a.m. unless          Start: Cobourg Harbour parking lot at the           Adam's in Chicago and have it shipped half way         lunch from a nearby restaurant or store.                       south of the ROM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Class: Saturday Cruising Short
  otherwise noted.                                      foot of Division Street. (County Rd. 45   around the world to MASH 4077 under the guise of       Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp                                  Dist: 50 km
• Helmets are mandatory on all TBN                      in Cobourg).                              medical supplies? If you answered "yes" to one or      Start: Finch Subway Park & Ride                        Class: Easy Roller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SUNDAY, JUNE 25
  rides.                                      Dist: 56 & 80km                                     more, then plan to attend.                             Dist: 110 km                                           Après Hart House
• Bring your membership card to show          Class: Country Cruise                               Time: 9:00 a.m. sharp                                  Class: Advanced Tourist                                ETOBICOKE MEANDER - Ride along the                  TORONTO ISLAND TOUR - Cycle the Martin
  the Tour Leader.                                                                                Dist: 47 & 74km                                                                                               Eglinton bikepath, the Humber Trail and the         Goodman Trail to the ferry and then steam over
                                                                                                                                                          CAMPBELLVILLE COUNTRY CRUISER - A
• Non-members are welcome for a $5 fee.       SATURDAY, JUNE 3                                    Start: Conestoga College in Kitchener - Take           ride through the rolling countryside around            Mimico Lakeshore Promenade.                         to the Island. Ferry fare is $4.00 return.
  This can be credited to the TBN                                                                          Highway 401 west to Kitchener. Exit at                                                               Start: Etienne Brulé Park, Humber River &           Start: Shopper's World, Victoria Park &
                                               We've scheduled three special Saturday rides                                                              Campbellville. This year offering four distance
  membership fee (max. $5. credit).                                                                        Exit #275, North Homer Watson Blvd and                                                                       Old Mill                                              Danforth (one block south of the
                                              especially for those of you who plan to help out                                                           options.
• "Aprés" refers to the after-ride
                                              on tomorrow's Ride for Heart.
                                                                                                           Fountain Street.                              Start: Take exit 312 off Hwy. 401; go south on         Dist: 50 km                                                   Victoria Park Kiss & Ride)
  restaurant stop.                                                                                Class: Saturday Cruising Short                                                                                Class: Easy Roller                                  Dist: 40 km
                                                                                                                                                                  Guelph Line into Campbellville. Look for
                                                                                                                                                                  green "P" parking sign; park in gravel        Après Future Bakery, Bloor West at                  Class: Leisure Wheeler
                                              SIXTEEN MILE CREEK - Short Tourists will
                                                                                                                                                                  parking lot across from plaza.                        Kennedy, just east of Runnymede             Après Tropical Nights on Danforth, east of
WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY RIDES:                   head out to lunch in Streetsville.
                                              Start: Kipling Subway Park & Ride, north lot                                                               Dist: 50, 85, 114 &164 km                                                                                            Victoria Park
Starting soon. Check the hotline or
                                              Dist: 80 km                                                                                                Class: Country Cruise
website for details.
                                              Class: Short Tourist
                                              Après Country Style Donuts
      MAPLE BAKERY – Another trip to the Maple
      Bakery. This time we will traverse a little
                                                           NEW DUNDEE TOUR - A lovely ride along
                                                           the Waterloo County Roads through peaceful
                                                                                                              STOUFFVILLE/GOODWOOD - Sort tour
                                                                                                              heads to the Whitchurch Pub in Stouffville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wed.- Sat.rides
      further west.                                        Mennonite country. With high tea at a teashop      while the long tour continues on to Mrs.            Big Bike for Stroke                                      A course has been laid out that will take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Check the hotline 416-760-4191,
      Start: Finch Subway Kiss & Ride                                                                         Wideman's in Goodwood (that extra 15 km is                                                               approx. 30 minutes to ride. The team is
                                                           in Plattsville, this new route for Country                                                                s ready to roll through the GTA in the month                                                       or website at www.tbn.on.ca
      Dist: 52 km
      Class: Easy Roller
                                                           Cruises is bound to be a treat!
                                                           Start: Conestoga College, Kitchener. Take
                                                                                                              all hills!)
                                                                                                              Start: Edwards Gardens' parking lot,
                                                                                                                                                                  I  of May. Book your team to help fight
                                                                                                                                                                  Canada's #1 killer — heart disease and stroke.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       required to book a riding time. Each rider is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       required to provide a minimum of $50. Upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for details.
      Après Slug & Lettuce, NW corner Yonge &                                                                             Lawrence Ave E & Leslie                                                                      registering the team, donation booklets are
                                                                     Hwy 401 West to Homer Watson                                                                 The Big Bike Ride is being held at three different
               Finch                                                                                          Dist: 90 & 105 km                                                                                        sent out for the contributions. Each team
                                                                     Blvd. exit. Turn right at this                                                               locations in Toronto:                                                                                  Wednesday Wheelie
                                                                                                              Class: Tourist, Advanced Tourist                                                                         member will receive a hat with the "Big Bike
      KLEINBURG KRAWL - Lunch at the                                 exit/intersection. Turn right again at                                                       May 10         from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at                                                                Day Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ride" logo and a copy of a team photo.
      Molisana Bakery in Bolton via Kleinburg.                       the first/next set of lights onto        UXBRIDGE/UTICA - Ride the quiet, rolling                           University and College                                                                  Rides of about 75 km, suitable for Tourist riders.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           If interested, contact Brian Seipp as soon
      Start: Wilson Subway Park & Ride, on                           Conestoga College Blvd.. Turn right      roads of Durham region to a satisfying lunch in     May 10         from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bloor                                                          Start points are within a one-hour drive of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       as possible, either via e-mail at:
              Wilson Heights Blvd north of Wilson                    into Parking Lot #10, Conestoga          Uxbridge with the return route via Utica and                       and Runnymede                                                                           Toronto and stick to the same quiet roads that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bseipp@utoronto.ca; or by phone at
              Ave, east of W.R. Allen Rd.                            College.                                 Ashburn.                                            May 11 & 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Front St.                                                         characterize our Sunday Country Cruise rides.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       416-255-2084, evenings. Give your preferred
      Dist: 80 km                                          Dist: 60 & 80 km                                   Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp                                              and Scott St. (across from                                                              Start times may vary, usually 8:30 a.m. during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       location, and, if possible, a second choice.
      Class: Short Tourist                                 Class: Country Cruise                              Start: Edwards Gardens' parking lot,                               Hummingbird Centre)                                                                     the hot summer months, and 10:00 a.m. at other
          Après TBA                                                                                                    Lawrence Ave E & Leslie                                                                                                                           times. Listen to the hotline (press 2) each week
                                                           SUNDAY, JULY 2                                     Dist: 105 & 135 km                                                                                                                                         for details.
      SPIN TO SCHOMBERG - This popular classic
                                                                                                              Class: Advanced Tourist
      heads to lunch at Sheena's Kitchen in the quaint     EDWARDS GARDENS PICNIC - The most                                                                                                                                                                             Wednesday Night Ride
      village of Schomberg.                                popular LW ride ever! Bring a lunch or buy          TOUR OF KAWARTHAS - Experience the                                                                                                                        6:30 p.m. is the start time to this oh-so-popular

                                                                                                                                                                   TNT overnight 2000
      Start: Wilson Subway Park & Ride, on                 something there as you enjoy the flowers and       Trent-Severn Waterway and view the lift locks                                                                                                              and not-too-strenuous social ride. Check the
                Wilson Heights Blvd north of Wilson        sights; asphalt trails and some streets.           in Peterborough.                                                                                                                                           hotline weekly for the start point and apres-ride
                Ave, east of W.R. Allen Rd.                Start: Finch Subway Park & Ride (NW                Start: Millbrook Parking lot across from the                                                                                                               stop. BRING LIGHTS.
      Dist: 99 km                                                    corner Yonge & Hendon)                            liquor store. Millbrook is south of

      Class: Tourist                                       Dist: 37 km                                                 and west of Peterborough at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prices, which include luggage transfer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Friday Night Ride
                                                                                                                                                                       he best-kept secrets in the TBN are the TNT
      and hilly route to a late lunch in Caledon East.
                                                           Class: Leisure Wheeler
                                                           Après Tim Horton's; east side of Yonge
                                                                                                                       junction of County Rds. 28 & 10.
                                                                                                              Dist: 60, 91 & 134 km
                                                                                                                                                                  T    Overnight rides: High Park to Niagara -168
                                                                                                                                                                  km; or Stony Creek to Niagara - 90 km. Started
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       sag support and motel:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         These very popular 30-km rides to local eateries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         offer a different dining experience each week, so
                                                                     north of Bishop.                         Class: Country Cruise                                                                                                                                      don't forget to bring your appetite! Check the
      Time: 8:30 a.m. sharp                                                                                                                                       by Howard Chan in 1994, this ride uses a lovely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         hotline weekly for the start point and restaurant.
      Start: Wilson Subway Park & Ride, on                  TORONTO ISLAND TOUR - Cycle the                                                                       route that gets you to the heart of Niagara Falls,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         BRING LIGHTS!
               Wilson Heights Blvd north of Wilson         Martin Goodman Trail to the ferry and then                                                             on scenic and traffic-free back roads.
               Ave, east of W.R. Allen Rd.                 steam over to the Island. Ferry fare is $4.00                                                               This year we hope to add a short cut to the                                                       Saturday Morning Ride
      Dist: 130 km                                         return.                                                                                                motel that misses the Falls (which you can see                                                         Meet at 9:30 a.m. for a 30-km ride suitable for
      Class: Advanced Tourist                              Start: Shopper’s World, at Danforth &                                                                  later anyway) and a return route that (if you want                                                     Easy Rollers and Tourists. The usual start is at
                                                                   Victoria Park (one block south of the                                                          to avoid tourists) will bring you from the motel     • 1 person in a one double-bed                    the Boardwalk Cafe at Lakeshore and Coxwell.
                                                                   Victoria Park subway Park & Ride).                                                             to the park at Brockís Monument through an             room $ 64.00                                    (Parking is available.) Complete the ride before
      HAIRSHIRT CLASSIC - Test the limits of your
                                                           Dist: 47 km                                                                                            industrial area thatís quiet on Sunday.              • 2 persons in a one double-bed room              noon, in time to do the Saturday errands, or, if
      endurance with this now classic double century
                                                           Class: Easy Roller                                                                                          Mark your calendar for June 10 & 11, and          $40.00 each                                     you're in a more leisurely mood, join us for a
      challenge. The group departs Square One at
                                                           Après Tropical Nights on Danforth, east of                                                             call Joe Hickey at 416-719-8439 leaving an           • 3 persons in a two double-bed room              snack outside the Boardwalk Cafe.
      sunrise and you'll have until midnight to
                                                                   Victoria Park                                                                                  address or fax # to receive an application.            $45.00 each
      complete the ride. Physical, mental and
      mechanical preparation are essential for a            STOUFFVILLE RAMBLER - A new quieter                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday Cruising Shorts
      successful ride. If you've never done this before,   route through Stouffville with lunch at the                                                                                                                                                                   Meet biweekly this summer at 9:00 a.m. for
      call Owen Rogers 416-925-5035 to pre-register.       Whitchurch Pub, of course!                                                                                                                                                                                    short, scenic rides in the country, leaving from
      A set of lights is mandatory for those               Start: Edwards Gardens' parking lot,                                                                                                                                                                          departure points far enough removed from the
      participants who expect to finish after dusk                  Lawrence Ave E & Leslie                                                                                                                                                                              city, yet still within easy driving distance.
      (past the 13.5 hour mark).
      Time: 6:00 a.m. (sunrise)
                                                           Dist: 70 km
                                                           Class: Short Tourist
                                                                                                                 Sunday, June 4                                 Once again, all TBNers are                             Hotline to find out how you                       Note:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Helmets are mandatory on all TBN rides.
      Start: Mississauga Square One, green parking         Après Jack Astor's, Don Mills Shopping                                                               invited to participate as                              can volunteer to help out
                post #5, SE corner Duke of York &
                Rathburn Rd
                                                                    Centre                                       Becel ride                                     Ambassadors of the Road.                               and ride the event at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Remember to bring your membership card to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         show the tour leader, and lights for evening
      Dist: 322 km
      Class: Advanced Tourist, Sportif
                                                                                                                 for heart                                      Check the website and                                  same time!                                        rides. Non-members can join in the fun for $5.

8   The Toronto Bicycling Network                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Quick Release, May/June, 2000 9
     Yvonne de Bulnes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tips& Tricks
     Joined TBN 1995
                                                                      member’s profile                                                                                Howard kept encouraging us,
                                                                                                                                                                      saying that camp was ‘only five
                                                                                                                                                                      more kilometres’. We stopped for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Milne, Wally Lem and Bill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hannaford, who took turns keeping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an eye on me at the beginning, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           riders stopped in the Tim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Horton’s to warm up and dry off,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           we eventually rode an extra ten           Lock 'em Up
                                                                                      way to the Lakeshore! I loved                                                   some ice cream, and the camp was            make sure I was okay.) Each week I       kilometres so that we could say
     Bicycles: Road Bike -                                                                                                 suggested that I wear more                                                                                                                                                    hinking about buying a new bike? -Or
     Bianchi Eros; Hybrid Bike
     - Bianchi Advantage
                                                                                      riding and wanted to go further.
                                                                                      Bike-a-Thons provided a safe
                                                                                                                           comfortable clothes. So I returned
                                                                                                                           the following week, wearing brand
                                                                                                                                                                      still ‘only five more kilometres’
                                                                                                                                                                      away. I don’t know how many ‘five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  grew stronger, until I was finally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  riding at the group’s speed. That
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           we rode to the Falls. The next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           morning my legs were stiff, but           T   perhaps you just bought new wheels.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Now the question is, how do you keep it in
                                                                                      environment to rack up those                                                    more kilometres’ went by before we          summer, I changed from a weak,           eased after a few kilometres.
                                                                                                                           new cycling shorts.                                                                                                                                                       your possession, and not become a victim to
     Longest Day Ride: 171 km                                                         kilometres. I rode on the Variety                                               got to camp, but we made it. We             Short Tourist rider, to an Advanced      After lunch, a group of about
                                                                                                                                After my second ride, I followed                                                                                                                                     thieves? Yes, itís time to consider a lock
     Toronto to Niagara Falls                                                         Village Bike-a-Thon for nine                                                    had a great trip. Thanks, Howard!           rider.                                   five of us got together and
                                                                                                                           Howard Chan’s suggestion to sign up                                                                                                                                       that suits your needs.
     1997                                            y love for riding started                                                                                             One summer, since I had some                                                    drafted each other all the way to
     Favourite Ride:                          M      when I was about six or
                                              seven years old; my Dad used to
                                                                                      years, and the Ride for Heart for
                                                                                      about just as long. It was through
                                                                                                                           for the Manitoulin Island trip, my
                                                                                                                           first ‘fully loaded’ ride. It included a   spare time on the weekdays, I joined
                                                                                                                                                                      the Wednesday Wheelies on their 70
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Since joining the club, I have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gone distances and speeds I never
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  would have thought of doing. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Toronto. We rode an average of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           35 km per hour over a few hours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There are two broad categories of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     locks: the U-lock or the cable. Each comes
     Holland Marsh –                                                                  the latter that I discovered TBN.    35-km ride from the ferry to our base                                                                                                                                     in various sizes, weight, degree of
     Schomberg                                take my brother and me cycling              My first ride with TBN was a                                                — 90-km rides outside the city.             night before the Toronto–                — a good ride that was!
                                                                                                                           camp, after-dinner relaxation by a                                                                                                                                        resistance to breakage, and cost.
                                              along Consumers Road to watch           tough 75-km ride. I wore jeans                                                  Their pace was faster than one I was        Niagara–Toronto ride, I was so                Thanks to all the volunteers,
                                                                                                                           campfire, hiking in a park, and
     Favourite Ride stop: The                                                                                                                                                                                                                              drivers, and riders at TBN who                et’s begin with the U-lock. Smaller is
     Feed Mill, Schomberg
                                              the drive-in movie and get a
                                              chocolate éclair at Tim Horton’s.
                                                                                      that day, not knowing that I
                                                                                      would get too hot and
                                                                                                                           swimming in smaller lakes. After
                                                                                                                           lunch on the second day, Susan
                                                                                                                                                                      used to, but there were always one or
                                                                                                                                                                      two people who stayed back to
                                                                                                                                                                      ensure the slower riders made it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  nervous that I couldn’t sleep well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As it turned out, I needn’t have         make group riding an enjoyable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     L   better, as less space prohibits the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     access of tampering tools. The downside
                                              When we were older, he took us          uncomfortable. People were           Pozner and I were so tired we                                                          worried. Although at one stage it
                                              through the park system, all the        friendly and encouraging, and                                                   (Thanks to Kevin Hughes, Dave               was raining so hard that several                                                   of the small lock is the reduced number of
                                                                                                                           thought we couldn’t continue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     places where you can attach the bike. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     U-lock tends to be heavy, offsetting the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     benefits of oh-so-lite bicycles. For long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     distance riding, the extra weight is a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Frank, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and
     Basic riding skills clinic, Saturday July 8, 2000                                                                                                                 Education nights                                               triathlete, will discuss traditional and non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     serious consideration. The more expensive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the lock, generally the more difficult it is
     TBN's Basic Riding Skills Clinic, conducted by        year will be $5.00 payable the day of the clinic.     Tentative clinic programme:                                                                                          traditional approaches to dealing with knee pain,
                                                                                                                                                                       Thursday May 11, 2000: VIDEO NIGHT — Two                                                                                      to break. Some locks have an anti-theft
     Mr. Aubrey Bryce, a certified coach and               Class size is limited to 30 people, and there is a       Morning Afternoon Introductions                                                                                   road rash, hand numbness and more.
                                                                                                                                                                       races, two legends. Feel the agony and the glory of two                                                                       guarantee. Remember to register your
     instructor, is being offered again this year.         no-show penalty of $10.00. Please bring a                Bike Set                                                                                                          Cost:            Free.
                                                                                                                                                                       racers as they overcome enormous personal and                                                                                 bike with both the police and lock
                                                                                                                    Positioning on Bike                                                                                               Location:        North Toronto Collegiate,
          This one-day seminar covers the practical        lunch, a pen and notepad, your bike, and be              Basic Maintenance                                  professional challenges to become world champions.                                                                            manufacturer. File an official report if
     aspects of improving cycling enjoyment,               prepared to ride. The venue is the campus of the                                                                                                                                            70 Roehampton Ave. (just north of
                                                                                                                    Fixing Flats/Changing Tires                        The first video follows Lance Armstrong of the U.S.                                                                           your bike is stolen.
     through an entertaining and informative blend         Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, at            Gear Changing Skills                                                                                                               Eglinton Station), Room 114
                                                                                                                                                                       on the Tour de France in 1999. The other follows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           able locks come in various shapes and
     of classroom discussion and practice, concluding
     with a practice session on the road. It is aimed at
                                                           Sheppard Ave E and Leslie St.
                                                               You must pre-register for the clinic by
                                                                                                                    Basic Riding Techniques
                                                                                                                    Safety Checks on Bike
                                                                                                                                                                       Fausto Coppi of Italy who won the Giro d’Italia in the
                                                                                                                                                                       ‘40s and ‘50s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Time:            7:00 p.m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      One Sunday in June or July 2000: MOUNTAIN-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     C     sizes, and are lighter than U-locks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     They are easier to break, but are more
     Leisure Wheelers and Easy Rollers.                    calling Alan Gordon at 416-447-6586. Speak                                                                  Cost:            Free.
                                                                                                                    Braking Skills                                                                                                    BIKING CLINIC — Dave Scovell, a long-time club                 malleable. With cable locks, it’s an
         The clinic will be held on Saturday, July 8       to him personally, or leave a recorded message           Road Etiquette                                     Location:        Coronation Billiards (Party Room),
     from 9:00 a.m. until approximately 5:00 p.m.,         including your name, membership number and                                                                                                                                 member and mountain-biking enthusiast, will                    uncomplicated process finding places to
                                                                                                                    One Hour Road Ride                                                  378 Eglinton Ave. W. (few blocks
     with a lunch break. The registration fee this         phone number.                                            Wrap-up                                                                                                           informally discuss how to handle your mountain bike            secure your bike. Unless you buy the kind
                                                                                                                                                                                        west of Eglinton Station)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on off-road trails for maximum enjoyment and safety,           with a carrying bracket, cable locks tend

                                                                                                                                                                       Time:            7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and then lead a ride at Hardwood Hills.                        to slide around, and sometimes cover the

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cost:           Free.                                          rear light. It’s possible to carry them in a

                                                                                                                                                                       Thursday, June 1, 2000: PREVENTION AND

      Spring Dinner Dance, May 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Exact date, time and location: Check the TBN Hotline.          fanny or backpack, but this can be
                                                                                                                                                                       TREATMENT OF CYCLING INJURIES -- Pamela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cumbersome, and too hot for summer and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     long distance riding.
      Balmy Beach Club, 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           So, what to buy? The rule of thumb is:

                                                                                                                                                                          have audited the statement of financial position of the    financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the
      Members: $23. Non-members: $28
      Cash Bar opens at 7 p.m., dinner at 8 p.m.                                                                                                                      I   Toronto Bicycling Network as at September 30, 1999
                                                                                                                                                                          and the statement of operations for the year then ended.
                                                                                                                                                                      These financial statements are the responsibility of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     accounting principles used and significant estimates made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     statement presentation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     buy an expensive lock if you have an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     expensive bike. If you plan to leave your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bike unattended for long periods, or are in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     an area where your bike is at greater risk,
                                                                                                                                                                      organizationís management. My responsibility is to express          In my opinion, these financial statements present fairly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     it’s recommended that you use a
                                                                                                                                                                      an opinion on these financial statements based on my audit.    in all material respects, the financial position of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     combination of U-lock and cable. Thieves
        VOLUNTEER TOUR LEADERS                                                                                                                                            I conducted my audit on accordance with generally          organization as at September 30, 1999 and the results of its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     will either carry a crowbar or wire
                                                                                                                                                                      accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that I    operations for the year then ended, in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cutters, but rarely both.
           Volunteer Tour Leaders wanted, especially for Easy Roller Rides. Lead rides of 25ñ60 km, starting at various points in                                     plan and perform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance       generally accepted accounting principles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     —Lynn Nicolai
        Toronto. Meet people, lead the group, and have fun! Also, design new rides for this very amiable bunch. Enthusiasm is the                                     whether the financial statements are free of material          —Susan Mikulicic, CGA
                                                                                                                                                                      misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis,    March 23, 2000
        only prerequisite. For further information, call Dan Engels at 416-429-6088.
                                                                                                                                                                      evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the         Toronto, Ontario

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