News and Events

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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TCBC members still riding!

Starting on June 14th TCBC began a solo ride program to provide members with a RWGPS link, map and cue sheet for pre-ridden routes that offered club insurance and TCBC mileage credit. Through August we have offered a total of 149 scheduled rides which have been ridden...

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Black History Tour: Try this new TCBC Solo Ride

On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd was killed unjustly by Minneapolis police after passing a counterfeit 20 dollar bill at Cup Foods. The site of his murder at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue has become a memorial to him and brings to mind the suffering and racial...

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Top 10 reasons to do a TCBC Solo Ride

1. You can ride at the time that you want to, within the 7-day riding period. 2. A chance to ride a route that might be new to you, offering variety to your routine. 3. The ride won’t be cancelled due to weather. Just pick another start time if it rains. 4. You can...

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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.