Use the calendar below to find specific information about each event.  Click the arrows in the upper corner to change the month.  Click on each event date to open up a page which provides details such as start time, location etc.  More details are also provided under the TAB Programs.

Global Fatbike Day is coming: Dec. 4 2016 TBCC Kids' Cross is real! Category 1 road racers Cyclocross is very popular with the ladies!

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Global Fat Bike Day
Dec. 3, 2016

Global FatBike Day Social Ride and Free Tryout

Time:  10:00am 

Location:  Start location - Sistonen's Corner

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Your 2017 Season Executive - Congratulations to these volunteers!

President:   Josh Gillingham         

Past President:  Linda Browning Morrow

Treasurer:  Thomas Quinn              

Secretary: Karen Davies

Cyclocross:  Keith Ailey

Touring:  Dave Anderson

Women's Only Rides:  Kate Tinkler

Fat Bike Rides:  Fred Bauer

Coaching:  Chris Mitchell

Promotions:  vacant

Racing: Darrell Hay

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A BIG THANK YOU to KBM! 

KBM is a local independently-owned natural resources consulting firm and retail store.  The retail store provides supplies for foresters, geologists, surveyors, tree planters, and outdoor professionals. ***They are also great source of Garmin GPS equipment for for athletes***

For the past two years, KBM has provided prizes for our racing program.  The TBCC appreciates the interest this company has shown in our racing progam and hopes the relationship continues!

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GREAT RIDING AND GREAT FUN AT THE CAN-AM POLICE-FIRE GAMES 2016 CYCLING EVENTS!

Many of our members enjoyed the three day series either as participants, volunteers or spectators.  We appreciate that we were provided this opportunity by the Can-Am Police-Fire Games committee.  It was a great opportunity for everyone who enjoys bike racing! Thank you ot the committee and to all those who made the events such a wonderful success!  (hope to post some pics soon)

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Reminder  to use our Hotline to check out any cancellations or changes

With the prediction of rain and lightning for Saturday please be sure to check the club HOTLINE before heading out Kakabeka Coffee Break Destination Ride.   Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

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CAA BIKE ASSIST PROGRAM AVAILABLE:  CAA offers a great Bike Assist Program for cyclists who already  have CAA membership.  If you break down on your bike they can offer assistance.  Give them a call - if you don't have your membership number with you they can look it up over the phone.  Might be a good idea to input the local phone number 345-1261 or Toll Free 1-800-CAA-HELP  (1-800-222-4357 ) into your contact list.   We cannot attest to quality or response time but you may want to check it out.

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SPRING BIKE EXPO

Another well-attended Expo took place on Tuesday, April 12.  Club Directors appreciate the store employees, agency employees and volunteers who manned the various booths, as well as all the people who dropped by to chat about our club and get information about our upcoming season.  It was wonderful to see both past members and many new faces!   

If you haven't done so already, don't forget to register on-line for your season membership!!

Door Prize Winners:

Free TBCC Membership - Sharon Lovis                                                    TBCC Jersey - Natalie Bedard

Sunglasses provided by Harbourview Optometry - Julie McKenna     Metre Eater Jersey - Todd Little

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Our Successful TBCC Women's Only Rides was highlighted at the Annual OCA Meeting!

On February 20, our Women's Ride Directors, Pam Dawes and Kate Tinkler, gave a powerpoint presentation on our Women's Only Rides program at the Ontario Cycling Association Annual Presidents Meeting.   There was a great deal of interest and the ladies fielded many questions about how to make such a program a success.   There were even questions about how to purchase a WOW jersey!  Pam and Kate appreciated the feedback they received from many of our members - it was very useful for their presentation.   We are proud to have such terrific ambassadors for both TBCC and Thunder Bay!  Thank you Pam and Kate for taking the time from your busy schedules. 

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REGISTRATION IS LIVE!!

Due to the addition of a Fat Bike schedule this year we have begun registraion earlier than ever before!  In accordance with the Ontario Cycling Association recommendation, only on-line registrations will be accepted this 2016 season.  In order to register, go to our website and click on the Membership Tab at the top of the page and then click on Register with TBCC.  Registration information and instructions are provided  for Adult, Additional Adult and Youth members.   Opportunities to complete an on-line registration will be available during our Spring Expo in April.  If you experience any problems during the registration process please call our provider CCN support team at 1-866-534-2453 or email at info@ccnbikes.com.  They are extremely helpful.  (Please remember their office is out west and there is a three hour time change.)

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OCA MEMBERS from OTHER CLUBS and GUEST RIDERS

I) TBCC can allow OCA members, who are not a member of our club, to participate in our activities, provided it is on an occasional basis and the rider agrees to participate under the our club rules.  

A visiting OCA member from out of town may be permitted to participate in our club’s events at our discretion.   They must show proof of their membership and insurance with the OCA by showing an Affiliate Club membership card, UCI Licence or Citizen Permit. Anyone not able to show this type of proof will not be able to participate until they can provide this proof.


II) TBCC can allow a GUEST RIDER to participate in our activities, provided it is on an occasional basis and the rider agrees to participate under the our club rules.   

A guest rider is someone who lives more that 100km outside of Thunder Bay and wishes to ride in a club event.   A guest rider must provide proof of OCA insurance.  If the guest does not have OCA insurance he/she will be required to purchase the OCA insurance ($40 fee) plus submit a waiver to OCA PRIOR to participating in any TBCC event.  This must be done on-line through the OCA website. 

How to Obtain a $40 OCA membership:  Go to the OCA website;  (do NOT use the TBCC website to sign up);  click on the TAB Membership to drop down a list;  click on Types of Memberships.  At the top of this page is a box that says 2016 Licences and Memberships are Now Available.  Click on this.  Scroll down the page to the blue box that says Buy Your OCA License.  Click on this box.  Proceed to fill in information.  You will be asked to affiliate with a club even though you will NOT be paying a club fee.  We suggest you affiliate with TBCC. 

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