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

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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Subscribe Again for Forum Notifications

Your previous subscriptions to topics on the TCBC Forum got lost when we transferred to the new website earlier this year.  To stay on top of the latest info, you will need to resubscribe.  Here's how to do so:   1) Log into the forums by clicking 'Log In' from the...

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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 those great routes put together by TCBC leaders. But don’t...

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A loss for the cycling community

We are saddened to share the passing of Bill Berger, the founder and owner of Gateway Cycle. Gateway has been a long time sponsor for TCBC and many members have had the opportunity to visit the shop, and have good memories of the care and service they received from...

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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 rides for weather-related reasons up to two hours before the ride start...

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TCBC Annual Business Meeting and Recognition Banquet

New format this year Recap the 2019 riding season -Elect TCBC Board Members -Review 2019 TCBC financials & next year’s budget -Hear plans for next year And then celebrate our 2019 volunteers and biking season accomplishments Registration for the dinner has now...

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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. Memorial Service Friday September 27, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Elk River American Legion 525...

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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 seriously impact many trail users. The Cedar Lake...

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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 many, many people were walking and biking across too. After all these years of waiting, and difficulties biking through downtown...

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