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These special category rides are non-TCBC rides that are eligible for TCBC mileage credit, but are not covered by TCBC insurance. Outreach rides are designed to increase our club’s visibility in and support of non-pledge biking events in the broader biking community. A TCBC ride leader will be present at qualifying Outreach Rides to allow members to sign up for mileage, but it is the sole responsibility of participating members to sign up for the event and pay the registration fee. The organizers of the event are solely responsible for its quality and safety. Members are strongly encouraged to wear their TCBC jerseys when participating in Outreach Rides and ride in a manner that reflects favorably upon TCBC.

Most TCBC rides are day rides starting in or near the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In addition to regular day rides, TCBC also recognizes and provides mileage credit for certain other types of rides, including outreach rides and overnight trips. To ensure that these special rides are available to all TCBC members, advance notice must be provided to members. To ensure that riders have a safe and enjoyable ride for both regular rides and special rides, TCBC also requires that riders on all regular and special rides sign in for each ride, attend a ride briefing at a set time with the ride leader, and wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. This policy defines the types of special rides and outlines special rules and considerations that apply to these ride categories.

Bike U events are social and educational and are usually scheduled in the off season.

Watermelon Volunteers Needed
2020 Watermelon Ride We are in need of a couple of volunteers to join the committee for this year’s event. One to lead day of ...
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TCBC Jersey and Kit
In case you missed your opportunity, the 25 Anniversary jersey and kit are available again to order from Borah Teamwear. Click here for the order ...
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Swap Meet back by popular demand
TCBC Swap meet scheduled for Saturday, April 4th. More details to be found under the Swap Meet listing under Events ...
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Bike U – Nutrition for Bicyclists
Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 1- 3 pm Luke Corey RD, is a Registered Dietitian with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and Team Dietitian with the Minnesota ...
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Swap Meet
1:00-3:00pm, Saturday, April 4, 2020 Buy, sell, or donate new or used bicycling gear ...
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New Ride Leader Training
Although it takes many dedicated volunteers to operate the internal structure of TCBC, it is truly our ride leaders who make TCBC successful ...
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It’s a Wrap, Another TCBC Ride Year in the Books
It’s a Wrap, Another TCBC Ride Year in the Books! It was a great Annual Meeting and Recognition Banquet. Thanks to all the volunteers that ...
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TCBC Annual Business Meeting and Recognition Banquet
New format this year Recap the 2019 riding season -Elect TCBC Board Members -Review 2019 TCBC financials & next year’s budget -Hear plans for next ...
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2020 TCBC Board Candidates
Biographies of the 2020 Twin Cities Bicycling Club Board of Directors candidates: John Benda Hello! My name is John Benda. I have been nominated to ...
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Autumn Trek 2019
Autumn Trek 2019 Sunday, September 22, 2019 River Falls, WI The 21st annual Autumn Trek Ride will be Sunday, September 22, 2019. This ride starts ...
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Cuyuna Mountain Biking Weekend 2019
Cuyuna Mountain Biking Weekend 2019 September 28 & 29 Enjoy 30+ miles of single track mountain bike trails nestled in the Minnesota northwoods of Cuyuna. There ...
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Fall All-Club Ride
We’re starting at the Minnetonka City Hall Complex, the same convenient location we’ve used recently for the fall All-Club Ride but with revised routes on ...
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Outreach Ride: Bikes 4 Kids
Saturday, September 28, 2019 Elm Creek Park Reserve, Blue Bird picnic shelter 12400 James Deane Parkway, Maple Grove, MN 55369 Bikes4Kids is again this year ...
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Outreach Ride – Door County Century
September 8, 2019 The Century Ride will be on Sunday, September 8, 2019. There are also TCBC rides on Friday and Saturday, Sept 6 and ...
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Overnight Trip – Grand Rapids 2019 – 3 Days of Bicycling
July 12-14, 2019 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday Grand Rapids is back again this year. I hope you can join us for 3 days of scenic ...
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Outreach Ride – Ride the Ridges 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Tour the blufflands of Southeastern Minnesota and experience some of the state’s most scenic areas. Beautiful scenery – from lush valleys ...
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Cedar Lake Trail closing
Cedar Lake Trail closing starting May 13 till 2021
Cedar Lake Trail closing starting May 13 till 2021 FROM A RECENT NEWS RELEASE: Leaders especially should take note of this. And some or all ...
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New Ride Leaders
New Ride Leaders Congratulations to our new ride leaders! Two ride leader sessions were held on January 27th and March 23rd and new the ride leaders are ...
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Bike U – Major Taylor
20th Anniversary Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota Program WHEN: Thursday, March 14th – 7:00 PM WHERE: Bloomington REI – 750 American Blvd., Bloomington, MN ...
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2018 Jersey
Mt Borah TCBC 25th Anniversary Apparel Store is Open Stores will be open through the year Click here for ordering info ...
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Overnight Trips – Glubby’s Fat Tire Ride 2018
October 5th-7th, 2018 Glubby’s Fat Tire Ride Weekend is just outside of Cable, WI, on Fri-Sun, October 5,6,7. This is the best time for mountain ...
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Outreach Ride: Tour de Hugo 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018 Hugo, Minnesota Tour de Hugo is a beautiful ride with five mileage options: 62, 50, 35, 20, and 6 on wide-shouldered ...
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Overnight Trip – Central Lakes Trail Weekend 2018
Central Lakes Trail Weekend July 20, 21, 22, 2018 Make your own accommodations: there are eight rooms reserved under TCBC at the Country Inn and ...
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Tour of Lakes 2019
Tour of Lakes 2019 Join us for three days of bicycling and socializing in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area May 31- June 2, 2019, on our ...
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Tour of Lakes 2018
Tour of Lakes 2018 Join us for three days of bicycling and socializing in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area June 1-3, 2018, on our annual ...
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Glubby’s Fat Tire Ride 2019
Glubby’s Fat Tire Ride 2019 October 4 – 6th, 2019 Glubby’s Fat Tire Ride Weekend is just outside of Cable, WI, on Fri-Sun, October 4,5,6. ...
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MN Ironman 2019
Saturday June 15 ride start time is 7:30 am and later Huber Park in Shakopee. The new MN Ironman benefits FB4K (Free Bikes for Kidz). ...
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Outreach Ride – Door County Century 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018 Sturgeon Bay, WI Head over to beautiful Door County for one of the most beautiful century rides you will ever see. ...
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Overnight Trip – Mankato Weekend 2018
Mankato Weekend (August 17, 18, 19) We will be doing BC and C rides through beautiful areas south of the Twin Cities. Friday is a ...
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Outreach Ride – Tour de Tonka 2018
Saturday, August 4 In just over a decade’s time, the annual Tour de Tonka bike ride has become a staple of the west metro community, ...
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Ride Cancellation Policy Change
Season changes bring calendar changes Attention all riders: always check the ride calendar before you go!    Because of technology advances, leaders are now allowed to cancel ...
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Overnight Trip – William Munger Trail Ride 2019
William Munger Trail Ride Tuesday/Wednesday, August 6-7, 2019 This is a two-day ride from Hinckley to Carlton and back on the Willard Munger trail. Multiple ...
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Outreach Ride – Chippewa Valley Century Ride 2019
THE RIDE will be on Sunday before Memorial Day (May 26, 2019) The Chippewa Valley Century Ride is a not for profit bike ride that ...
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Outreach Ride – Autumn Trek 2018
September 16th, 2018 River Falls, WI Join us for the 20th annual Autumn Trek Ride organized by River Valley Trails. This ride starts out of ...
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Outreach Ride – Tour de Trails 2018
Sunday July 29th Each year, the Tour de Trails bike ride celebrates Shoreview as a bicycle-friendly community and is a terrific way for family and ...
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Outreach Ride – Tour of Saints 2018
July 8th, 2018 St Joseph, MN It’s not a race; TAKE A HEAVENLY LITTLE RIDE From cities across Minnesota and neighboring states each year 1000 ...
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Outreach Ride – Tour de Pepin 2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 This ride starts in Lake City, Minnesota and crosses into Wisconsin at Wabasha and has four mileage options (32, 50, 72, ...
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Overnight Trip – Wobegon Trail Ride 2019
June 21-23 2019 This ride has been done by Duane and Diane Kasper as part of Herb’s Bunch rides for some years, but they have ...
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Outreach Ride – Luce Line Loops
Sunday, June 9, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 AM Hutchinson, MN 12, 25, 50 Mile Luce Line Trail/Paved Road Routes 75K Gravel Grinder Route 7:00 – ...
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Outreach Ride – Tour de Pepin 2019
Saturday June 1, 2019 Want to try something new relatively close to home? Join us for the Tour de Pepin on Saturday, June 1. There ...
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2019 TCBC Board Candidates
2019 TCBC Board of Directors Candidates Biographies of the 2019 Twin Cities Bicycling Club Board of Directors candidates: ...
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Outreach Ride – Ride the Ridges 2018
September 15, 2018 Winona, Minnesota The sixth annual Ride the Ridges offers riders four fun and challenging routes through the blufflands of Southeast Minnesota-one of ...
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Outreach Ride – Luce Line Loops 2018
Sunday June 10, 2018 – 7:00 – 9:00 AM Hutchinson, MN 12, 25, 50 Mile Luce Line Trail/Paved Road Routes 75K Gravel Grinder Route 7:00 ...
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Overnight Trip – Solvang 2018
Biking with TCBC in Solvang, California in 2018 Sunday, March 18 through Saturday, March 24, 2018 Solvang is located about 40 miles north of Santa ...
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Les Miner
In Memoriam Les Miner was involved in an accident on the Lake Pepin ride which resulted in his tragic death. There is no doubt that ...
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Overnight Trip – Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails Weekend 2019
Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails Weekend July 26, 27, 28 These are all trail C rides. Duane and Diane Kasper, who did this ride a ...
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Outreach Ride: Superior Vistas Bike Tour 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 8 AM Washburn, WI Enjoy riding the very scenic hills of the Bayfield Peninsula on nicely paved low trafficked roads with ...
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Outreach Ride – Tour de Tonka 2019
Tour de Tonka Outreach Ride Saturday, August 3 2019 Join us for the Tour de Tonka, one of Minnesota’s finest rides.  Register early and save ...
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Bicycling dot com article
From Bicycling.com See the article: ’10 Popular Cycling Groups for When You’re Tired of Riding Solo’ Thanks Bob Fix! ...
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Outreach Ride – Tour de Hugo 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Hugo, MN Tour de Hugo is a beautiful ride with five mileage options: 62, 50, 35, 20, and 6 on wide-shouldered ...
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New Stillwater Bridge Open at Last
New Stillwater Bridge Open at Last That new bridge over the St. Croix is really something. I biked across it soon after it opened, and ...
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Danger: Railroad Crossing!
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 ...
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Thoughts about Night Riding
Thoughts about Night Riding by Dan Miller TCBC offers two categories of night rides, N/B and N/C, in which members can participate. Their differentiation is ...
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Drafting for the Recreational Bicyclist
Drafting for the Recreational Bicyclist As most of you know, riding behind other bicyclists for protection from the wind can be quite beneficial.  Studies have ...
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Watermelon Ride
The 38th Annual Watermelon Ride! Thursday – July 4, 2019 A choice of routes – 15, 25, or 52 miles Full support on the 15 ...
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