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TCBC GROUP RIDES WILL RESUME ON MAY 1

But … it’s not business as usual Due to COVID restrictions, we are implementing the following rules for the time being Rides are for members only.  Make sure your membership is current.If you are not feeling well or have a temperature, do not come to a club...

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TCBC Group Rides Will Resume on May 1!

We wanted to get some exciting news to you as soon as possible: the Twin Cities Bicycling Club (TCBC) plans to resume group riding on May 1 with certain protocols in place. I’m sure you will have many questions. More details will follow over the coming weeks as we...

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Note From a Board Member

Winter greetings from one of the new virtually elected board members. I'm new to the TCBC Board but a loooong-time member of TCBC. Most of you know me as Bean, but I also answer to Jean. I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know that while we are not able to...

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TCBC Sweatshirts For Sale – Now Available Monthly

Order a sweatshirt now to feel connected, let others know about our great club, and keep warm until we can meet in person again!  Starting February 1, 2021, the online store will be open from the 1st to the 15th each month, and orders will be filled upon closing. FYI,...

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Join our Equity Committee

Fellow board member Tammy McLemore and myself are looking for TCBC members to join us to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion within the club. One goal will be to increase awareness of these issues in the outdoors (and specifically within TCBC). We also want to...

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Using Fiction to Capture the Essence of Biking

Fiction is challenging. It has to engage the reader, carry a story and create characters who are realistic. But fiction is also liberating. Through fiction, I could tell the stories of bike rides, but adjust the details to capture the essence of those rides.

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Recent Forum Posts

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.