TCBC Migrating to New Ride Stats Software

TCBC is excited to announce that we have migrated to a new ride stats program during the month of April! Gone will be the days of finding yourself on the “All members” mileage PDF on the TCBC website.

dickvossDick’s Last Ride

A Voss Epic Adventure

Dick Voss pulled into the ride finish point around 11:25 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2016. It was a long, tough ride fraught with hills, headwinds, stormy weather and maybe even a flat or two. Did I mention wrong turns? In spite of all that, Dick bravely pedaled on and even managed to maintain a sense of humor through it all. He had many friends and family who formed a paceline and helped pull him through the toughest spots. There were also many non-bikers who cheered him on and gave him encouragement from alongside the route.

TCBC Ride Schedule will be in print no longer! 

by Kate Kovar and Doug Nelson 

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ONCE UPON A TIME, the only TCBC ride schedule existed in printed format in a monthly or bimonthly newsletter. Since then the schedule has evolved as the club entered the electronic age and grew to over 2,000 scheduled rides per year. Since the introduction of an online calendar, we have gradually migrated to more and more of our rides listed only on our website. 

kh2A Queen for the day and forever

In August 2012, the multi-day Bicycle Around Minnesota (BAM) ride was to begin in Park Rapids.  Friends were making travel plans for this long journey when one of them suggested that we ride together.  This was too good to be true because car-pooling was something I greatly preferred to a lengthy and lonely ride from Minneapolis.   To my delight, my friend suggested using her vehicle, a SAAB 9-3 station wagon.  Now this was a car that I coveted with a capital “C”, especially since I had no new sob stories having lost my beloved 9000 CSE to a blown head gasket four years before.  SAAB owners are a bit quirky.  They do take to heart the old SAAB advertisement to “Find Your Own Road.”  Maybe a bit unrealistic about matching their aspirations to their experiences, but being a bit Don Quixotic never seems to trouble them.  In fact it does the opposite - it inspires them.  So taking a road trip with a fellow SAAB enthusiast had unknown possibilities.

Danger: Railroad Crossing!

by Pete Hawkins

One of the more serious road hazards we bicyclists face is when crossing railroad tracks. This danger has been recently confirmed by two experienced TCBC riders who sustained serious injuries when negotiating wet railroad tracks.