About Outreach Rides
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.
About Overnight Trips
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.
About Bike U
Bike U events are social and educational and are usually scheduled in the off season.
News and Events
Outreach: Chippewa Valley Century Ride-May 28
This Memorial weekend tradition has four routes on the rolling hills of Wisconsin country roads. The ride is well supported (food, water and support vehicles). All information can be found at: https://www.cvcride.org/
Fees are $50 before May 8 and $60 before May 27. On site registration will be available for $70.
New TCBC Jersey
The new TCBC jersey is ready! Please note that the colors are not as pictured (yellow is a high vis yellow, and blue is a bright royal blue). Many members were able to make it tonight to the Fit Party at The Market at Malcolm Yards. We had a great time and...
TCBC Bike U: Ride With GPS
TCBC Bike University Program: Ride With GPS – Alex Gay, Relationship Manager at Ride With GPS – Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 07:00 pm Alex Gay Alex Gay is an avid bike commuter, road and gravel cyclist, and sometimes mountain biker. He gravitates towards steep hills...
TCBC Bike U: Minneapolis Public Schools Bike Education Program
TCBC Bike University Program: Minneapolis Public Schools Bike Education Program - Jenny Bordon, Active Living Coordinator for the Minneapolis Public Schools & Martha Grimes, Bicycling Instructor, and Physical Education Teacher at the Lyndale Community School -...
TCBC Sweatshirts & T-shirts For Sale – Now Available Monthly
NEW! There are now 10 colors of TCBC t-shirts and 9 colors of sweatshirts! Order yours today for after biking refueling and relaxing! Starting August 1, 2022, the online store will be open 24/7. Orders will be filled after the 15th of each month. Order...
Heartland/Paul Bunyan Trail Weekend, July 28-31
Join us for any or all days of C rides on the Paul Bunyan and Heartland Trails, July 28-31. The first day starts in Baxter on the Paul Bunyan Trail; we head to Nisswa and return. We’ll drive up to Walker and on Saturday bike from Guthrie to Bemidji. Sunday we bike from Akeley to Dorset or to Park Rapids; and Monday we will bike in Itasca State Park.
Swap Meet 2023
20th Annual TCBC Swap Meet
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Saturday, April 1, 2023
Buy, sell, or donate new or used bicycling gear
TCBC Bike U: Fat Bikes
TCBC Bike University Program: Fat Bikes – Ryan Saathoff, NOW Bikes Service Manager – Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 07:00pm Ryan Saathoff Ryan Saathoff is the Service Manager of Now Bikes in Arden Hills, Minnesota. He has been in the bicycle industry for over 20...
Wobegon Trail C Rides
This is a favorite C ride on the Lake Wobegon Trail, a 65 mile long paved rail-to-trail in Central Minnesota. We start Albany, Minnesota, about 1.5 hours from the Twin Cities each day. These are nicely paced rides; faster riders are urged to go on ahead and slower riders can enjoy the sights.
Grand Rapids 2023 July 7-9
Grand Rapids 2023 - 3 Days of Bicycling July 7-9 2023 – Friday, Saturday, Sunday Grand Rapids is back again this year. I hope you can join us for 3 days of scenic touring in Itasca County. You won’t want to miss this great weekend of riding and socializing with old...
TCBC Bike U: Winter Bicycling
TCBC Bike University Program: Winter Bicycling – Scott Larson, Mike Beadles, and John Benda – Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 07:00pm
TCBC Bike U: Midtown Greenway Coalition – An Update with Soren Jensen, Executive Director
TCBC Bike University Program: Midtown Greenway Coalition – An Update with Soren Jensen, Executive Director – October 6, 2022, at 07:00pm
Outreach Ride: Mankato River Ramble on October 9th, 2022
The Mankato River Ramble for 2022 is on Sunday, October 9th and will have three beautiful rides (choose from 12, 26, or 42 mile routes). Expect live bands and delicious refreshments at all four rest stops and the Land of Memories staging area. The Ramble is fully...
Outreach Ride – St. Paul Classic
Join me at the St. Paul Classic on Sept. 11, 2022. The Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour is a fund-raiser for the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota whose vision is for bicycling to be easy, safe, and fun for everyone. All fees are non-refundable. Registration cannot be...
Outreach Ride Autumn Trek 2022
Autumn Trek 2022 -- Sunday, September 18, 2022 River Falls, WI The 23rd annual Autumn Trek Ride will be Sunday, September 18 , 2022. This ride starts at Rush River Brewery in River Falls, WI, just a short drive from the Twin Cities. There are four mileage...
Outreach Ride – Door County Century 2022
September 11, 2022 The Original Door County Century Ride will be held on Sunday, September 11, 2022. We will also be having TCBC rides on Friday afternoon and Saturday, Sept 9 and 10 in the Sturgeon Bay area. See the TCBC calendar for listings. Head over to Door...
TCBC Mountain Bike Weekend in Cable WI
October 7 – 9th, 2022 The TCBC Mountain Bike Weekend takes place just outside of Cable, WI, on Fri-Sun, October 7,8,& 9. This is a great time for mountain bikers to enjoy the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) Off-Road Bike Trail System. There are...
New Ride with GPS Promotion for TCBC
Ride with GPS is running a great new promotion for just for TCBC to encourage more TCBC members to become members of the Ride with GPS club account. The promotion will run from August 1st to September 1st and involves a drawing for 3 great prizes that includes a $200...
Outreach Ride: Peninsula Century Fall Challenge
PENINSULA CENTURY FALL CHALLENGE—SEPT 17, 2022 SEPT 17 (Saturday): Peninsula Fall Challenge begins at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay, WI (northern Door County). Join 700 fellow riders for a “boutique cycling event that takes you on a tour of Door County’s scenic back...
E-bikes and Group Riding with TCBC
E-bikes and Group Riding with TCBC The number of riders using E-bikes is growing and no doubt this number will continue to increase in the future. E-bikes have become a great equalizer, allowing more riders to enjoy cycling without limitations due to age, fitness...