News and Events

TCBC Sweatshirts Now For Sale!
Order a sweatshirt now to feel connected, let others know about our great club, and keep warm until we can meet in person again! The online store will be open for two weeks and orders will be filled upon closing. ...
Riding through the Pandemic
As Spring begins to arrive in Minnesota it’s hard to imagine the beginning of the biking season without our regular TCBC rides. It can be harder to get motivated to ride on one’s own and we have come to enjoy ...
Tour de Meeker: Cancelled for 2020
The 2020 Tour de Meeker has been cancelled. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you in 2021 ...
What Bike Rack Fits My Car?
One of the most common questions we get at Rack Attack is “what is the best bike rack for my car?” Luckily for you, finding this answer is relatively easy. ...
2020 Ride Leader Forum – Cancelled
The April TCBC Ride Leader Forum has been held for at least the past 27 years, so it is with sadness that we are forced to cancel it this year for the first time ever... ...
Swap Meet Canceled
The TCBC has club members health and safety as our top priority. For the Covid 19 Pandemic, we are following the advice of Health Experts. This is to practice social distancing and limit the size of gatherings.We have made the difficult ...
New Ride Leaders for 2020
Congratulations to our new ride leaders! ...
New dates for 2020 E-bike Challenge Minneapolis
From the E-bike Challenge website: After careful consideration and due to circumstances beyond our control, E-bike Challenge Minneapolis has postponed this year’s event until October 17-18, 2020. We know our attendees come to personally test ride new electric assist bikes, ...
Tour of Lakes 2020
This ride has been cancelled ...
Tour de Tonka 2020, Outreach Ride pending
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Join us for the Tour de Tonka, one of Minnesota’s finest rides. ...
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 made the evening a success. Congratulations to our newly elected Board members: Shelby Miller, Mike Kubes, Kasey ...
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 of the Kenilworth Trail will also be closed. This has come up fast and will ...
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 rides for weather-related reasons up to two hours before the ride start and up to ...
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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 he will be greatly missed by his TCBC family. See the Cremation Society posting, located ...
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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! ...
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 many, many people were walking and biking across too. After all these years of waiting, ...
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 riders who sustained serious injuries when negotiating wet railroad tracks. ...
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 a faster and slower average riding speed. Both require a front and back leader and ...
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 shown that having other bikers on all sides of you can result in up to ...

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.

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