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.

Ladies 100 km challenge

June 2016
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Ride #3 - Lakeshore Dr
Jun. 1, 2016

Start Location: Centennial Park Parking Lot

Start Time: 6:15 pm

Ride Sponsor: Rollin' Thunder

TT#7: Mapleward uphill 7 km
Jun. 2, 2016

Date: June 2 & Aug 4

Race Name: Mapleward Uphill                                       Distance (Km):  7 km

Time: Registration 6:00 pm        Race : 6:30 pm

Format: One way TT: generally uphill                                 

Description: Start at Junction of Kivikoski Rd and Mapleward. Neutral ride from Lepannen’s store to start line. Course is mostly uphill and may be better suited to a standard bike vs a TT bike.

Parking: Park to the east side of Lepannen’s store..

Comments: Don’t park right beside the store.


Whitewater Golf Course
Jun. 5, 2016

Date:  June 5                        Time: 10:00 am      Distance (Km):  Short: 43  Long: 77

Ride Name:  White Water Golf course

Start Location: White Water Golf Course

General Course Description:

Short course:    View        Print      Loop down Barrie Drive, River Road up to Kakabeka Falls. Back on Pole Line road down through Twin Cities Crossroads back to start at Whitewater golf course.

Long Course:     View        Print     Counterclockwise north up Twin City Crossroads, Oliver Rd, Mapleward, John St, Calvert Rd, Oliver Rd south back to Stanley, Hwy 588 Barrie Drive etc home to Whitewater golf course.




Coaching Session 1
Jun. 7, 2016

Introduction to basic training to help you ride faster and longer.  INDOOR session (no bikes required)

Start Time:  6:30pm

End Time:   8:30pm

Location:  Calico Coffee House, 316 Bay Street

Group Riding Clinic
Jun. 8, 2016

Location: Whitewater Golf Course Parking lot

Start Time: 6:15

There will be 3 groups:

Beginner Group will be run by Safe Cycling Thunder Bay and will introduce riders to essential cycling skills

Intermediate Group - for riders who are comfortable riding in close proximity to other riders, but have very limited group riding skills

Advanced Group - for riders who are comfortable riding in close proximity to other riders and have some experience riding in pacelines 

TT#8: Lakeshore Dr. 32 km
Jun. 9, 2016

Date: June 9 & Sept 8                   

Race Name:  Lakeshore Drive            Distance (Km):  32 km

Time: Registration 6:00 pm        Race : 6:30 pm

Format:         Out and Back; solo or two up team               

Description: Out and back on Lakeshore Drive

Start: Just past Bear Point water plant road beside the Township of Shuniah sign

Finish: Same as above

Parking: Rolling flat course with good paved shoulder. Turnpoint is 300 m before the Shuniah Firehall.



Country Charm- Destination Ride
Jun. 11, 2016

Date:  June 11                      Time:   9:30am          Distance (Km):  54 km

Ride Name: Country Charm

Start Location:  Murillo Community Centre on Oliver Road

General Course Description:

 Today’s tour will be approximately 54 km in length and will give you the option to stop at 2 wonderfully charming rural gift shops! A sag vehicle will accompany today’s tour so that should you decide to make a purchase, the sag can carry it for you!

Seasons in the Country is a seasonal local business based on their home acreage in Slate River. Their gift shop sells locally made goods and their gardens are extensive. They plant and sell unique containers and plant customer owned containers. Here you will be welcomed with a smile and their warm hospitality!

The Camellia – From Nature to Home - is a destination store in the country, filled with delightful things for you and your home. They offer great Canadian products, offer many do-it-yourself classes, can help you decorate, redo furniture, send a gift … the possibilities are endless!

Your host for today’s tour is Pam Dawes.


Maps:              View                            Print   


RR #3: Hymer's Classic
Jun. 11, 2016

Date: June 11 @ 10:30 am                       Race Name: Hymers Classic         

Distance (Km):  Cat 1 & 2: 69k; Cat 3: 43 km Cat 4: 29 km

Format:           Standard Road Race  

Description: Start at Norwester arena Hwy 588/Hwy 590/Hwy 595 and back; Finish at top of hill opposite arena

Start: Beside Norwester Arena on Hwy 588.

Finish: Top of hill after Stanley Bridge beside Norwester arena

Parking: Norwester Arena Parking Lot

Comments: Varied combination course out to Hymers and back with optional loop for longer routes. Hymers Classic trophy will be presented at the race.

Map:   Cat 1 & 2   Cat 3 & Women

Ride #4 - Neebing Roadhouse
Jun. 15, 2016

Start Location: Neebing Roadhouse on Hwy 61 at 20th Sideroad

Start Time: 6:15 pm

Ride Sponsor: Fresh Air

TT#9: Moose Hill climb
Jun. 16, 2016

Date: June 16, Aug 11

Race Name:  Moose Hill Climb           Distance (Km): 4  km

Time: Registration 6:00 pm        Race : 6:30 pm

Format:         One way uphill                       


Start: 300 yards of Hwy 61 on Hwy 608

Finish: Top of Moose Hill

Parking: Park at either Neebing Hotel or Boy Scout Road and neutral ride to the start. Do not park on Hwy 608

Comments: Watch for traffic near the top of the hill. Do not park on race course.


Mud Lake Loop
Jun. 19, 2016

Date: June 19                                   Time: 10:00 AM 

Ride Name:  John St./Mud Lake Road loop              Distance      45 Km

Start Location: Five Mile School Parking Lot

General Course Description:

Head out on govt road, LT onto Mapleward/RT onto John St./Rt onto Mud Lake Rd/Rt onto Dawson road and back. Lots of rolling hills on Mud Lake road. Mostly downhill coming home on Dawson Rd. Stay tight and to the Right on Dawson since it is a main highway.


Maps:              View                            Print   




Criterium #1
Jun. 19, 2016

Date: June 19, July 17 & August 21 @10:30  am Race Name: Criterium #1,2 & 3           

Distance (Km): Based on time

Format:           Criterium Format on closed race course                    

Start: Gate opens @ 9:45 am. Course prep from 9:45 until 10:15. Racing starts @ 10:30 am.

Finish: NA

Parking: Parking by administrative offices in front of weight scales

Comments: Various formats based on total racing time and categories racing. Note start time of 10 am!


Coaching Session 2
Jun. 21, 2016

Basic Bike Handling - Clipping in, riding one handed or no hands, eating and drinking while riding, looking around and backwards, avoiding obstacles, braking & shifting correctly and efficiently

Start Time:  6:30pm

End Time:  8:30pm

Location:  LU Fieldhouse (park at back by volleyball courts)

TT#: 10: River Road
Jun. 23, 2016

Date: April 21, May 19, June 23, July 28 &  Sept 1

Race Name: River Road                     Distance (Km): 10 km

Format:         Out and back              

Start: River Road at Stanley Bridge on Hwy 588

Finish: River Road

Parking: Parking lot beside Stanley bridge

Comments: East on River road to Barrie Drive and return



Ride Cancelled
Jun. 25, 2016

The Country Gardens Destination Tour (which was moved from July 9 to  June 25) as now been CANCELLED altogether. 

TT:11: Oliver Rd. 15 km
Jun. 30, 2016

Date: May 5, June 30, Aug 25 & Sept 22         

Race Name:  Oliver Road 15 km             Distance (Km):  15 km

Format:         Out and back              

Description: Traditonal 15 km out and back on Oliver road. Good pavement but traffic can be heavy sometimes. Be careful with turn around on Oliver

Start: West edge of villiage of Murillo on Oliver Road

Parking: Murillo Muncipal Office parking lot




OK, we need your help. In return, we have a great opportunity for everyone that enjoys bike racing.


The CAN-AM Police-Fire Games are being held in Thunder Bay from July 16th to the 24th. The organizer of the cycling events kindly invited the TBCC to participate in the events and help organize. We will also benefit from working with the city to gain experience/comfort holding cycling events. HOWEVER, To-date, the number of registered police-fire members is relatively low and we need to estimate the number of TBCC members that would participate in each event. Without a reasonable number of participants in the Road Race and Criterium, we risk losing the events. There are no requirements to participate, other than being a TBCC member. The games cater to a wide-range of abilities and are intended to be fun, just like our TBCC events. We will, of course, have full cooperation from local police, which means a unique opportunity to enjoy road closures for the events! We've scheduled events to maximize local opportinity, with everything starting a 6 pm.

What we need from you:

Please look at the info/links below and email me at to indicate what event(s) you will be participating in. Again, this is a great opportunity to try something new, race in downtown Port Arthur and grow our sport in Thunder Bay. The more the merrier.


TT - July 19, 6pm, Lakeshore Drive

Road Race - July 20, 6pm, Stanley area

Criterium - July 21, 6pm Downtown Port Arthur

More details here:

Dave MacIsaac


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.


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.



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


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. 



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  They are extremely helpful.  (Please remember their office is out west and there is a three hour time change.)


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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