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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.

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 ...
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New Ride Leaders for 2020
Congratulations to our new ride leaders! ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tour of Lakes 2020
Join us for three days of bicycling and socializing in the beautiful Brainerd Lakes area June 5-7, 2020 ...
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Outreach Ride: Tour de Tonka 2020
Saturday, August 1, 2020 Join us for the Tour de Tonka, one of Minnesota’s finest rides. ...
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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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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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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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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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Bicycling dot com article
From See the article: ’10 Popular Cycling Groups for When You’re Tired of Riding Solo’ Thanks Bob Fix! ...
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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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