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The Twin Cities Bicycling Club (TCBC) is the largest recreational bicycling club in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. We’re a 501c3 non-profit organization that’s operated primarily by volunteers. More information about TCBC and Club membership is on our website at http://www.biketcbc.org .

TCBC Ride Leaders may post selected rides on our Meetup group; the complete Ride Calendar is at http://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-calendar . For more information on how we use Meetup, see the TCBC Meetup Group FAQs at http://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/join-us/tcbc-meetup-group-faqs .

TCBC often has over 2000 rides scheduled a year, including both road bike and mountain bike rides. You'll meet riders who share your love of bicycling and the outdoors. Rides are mostly on low-traffic roads and trails. Each ride will have at least one trained and experienced ride leader. Rides are open to members and non-members; non-members must pay a $3 guest fee per ride. Minors must be accompanied during the ride by a parent or guardian. However, there is no guest fee for non-member minors.

TCBC has a wide range of cycling speeds among our many members. Our rides are designed to be social group rides, but since cycling speeds can vary so greatly, TCBC has developed the Ride Key and Ride Considerations to assist in choosing a ride that best fits their riding ability and comfort level; see http://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-key .

Ride times listed are departure times. Come to the ride start location at least 15 minutes before the depart time listed on the schedule. All riders are required to properly wear an approved helmet while on any TCBC ride. Before you ride with the Club, please read TCBC’s Ride Safety Rules and Recommendations at http://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/resources/safety-rules .

Upcoming events (4)

Mainstreet Monday TCBC 3 ride levels

2 9th Ave S

Mainstreet Monday! Join us on this ride along gently rolling roads in the west metro. There are usually a 3 ride groups that form, based on speeds from 13-19 mph average. Note these are average speeds, on flats speeds will be higher. Dinner afterwards at Mainstreet Bar & Grill of those who wish to join us. Here are the ride choices: - Chuck & Zee's ride (A) Fast ride (17+mph average and above, 20-30 miles distance), The Route will change from week to week. The route will be posted either in the Meetup post or the comments the day before the ride begins. - Michelle, Tom & Joy's ride (A/B) Next level ride (average around 16-17 mph, 20-30 miles distance) Here is a link to the route: RideWithGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29575335 - Kevin's Ride (B) Third ride will be for riders that will (average 13-15mph, 17-24 miles distance) Be sure to read the TCBC ride key for details on these rides: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-key For more details, check out the " Mainstreet Monday Night(A/B)" ride on the TCBC Ride Calendar: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-calendar Please note, this ride is a TCBC ride and, in order to participate, you must be a member of TCBC. If you are not a TCBC member, you can try out one of our rides by paying a $3.00 Fee and signing a waiver. (This fee doesn’t cover you for insurance.) To sign up to be a TCBC member, please see the following link for more details: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/join-us/become-a-member

TCBC Cowboy Jacks Plymouth

Acme Tools

Wheels up at 6:00 so come early. Trying something new! We will start from Acme Tools parking lot, park at the north end of the lot. Join us for a 26 mile ride along gently rolling roads in the northwest metro. There are usually a few groups that form, based on speeds from 16-19 mph average. Note these are average speeds, on flats speeds will be higher. $2.00 Burgers at Cowboy Jacks after the ride for those who wish to join us. Ride with GPS link https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29740929 Garmin link https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/23630941 Be sure to read the TCBC ride key for details on these rides: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-key For more details, check out the " Cowboy Jacks Plymouth (A/B)" ride on the TCBC Ride Calendar: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-calendar Please note, this ride is a TCBC ride and, in order to participate, you must be a member of TCBC. If you are not a TCBC member, you can try out one of our rides by paying a $3.00 Fee and signing a waiver. (This fee doesn’t cover you for insurance.) To sign up to be a TCBC member, please see the following link for more details: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/join-us/become-a-member

Mainstreet Monday TCBC 3 ride levels

2 9th Ave S

Mainstreet Monday! Join us on this ride along gently rolling roads in the west metro. There are usually a 3 ride groups that form, based on speeds from 13-19 mph average. Note these are average speeds, on flats speeds will be higher. Dinner afterwards at Mainstreet Bar & Grill of those who wish to join us. Here are the ride choices: - Chuck & Zee's ride (A) Fast ride (17+mph average and above, 20-30 miles distance), The Route will change from week to week. The route will be posted either in the Meetup post or the comments the day before the ride begins. - Michelle, Tom & Joy's ride (A/B) Next level ride (average around 16-17 mph, 20-30 miles distance) Here is a link to the route: RideWithGPS:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29575335 - Kevin's Ride (B) Third ride will be for riders that will (average 13-15mph, 17-24 miles distance) Be sure to read the TCBC ride key for details on these rides: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-key For more details, check out the " Mainstreet Monday Night(A/B)" ride on the TCBC Ride Calendar: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/rides/ride-calendar Please note, this ride is a TCBC ride and, in order to participate, you must be a member of TCBC. If you are not a TCBC member, you can try out one of our rides by paying a $3.00 Fee and signing a waiver. (This fee doesn’t cover you for insurance.) To sign up to be a TCBC member, please see the following link for more details: https://www.biketcbc.org/index.php/join-us/become-a-member

"Outreach Ride: Tour de Tonka" TCBC Early Bird Registration

Minnetonka High School

Join us for the Tour de Tonka, one of Minnesota’s finest rides. Register early and save on your registration fee. Early Bird registration March 1-April 30 PLUS TCBC discount code 12TCBC which gets you an additional $5.00 OFF! If you registered last year you will get a $10.00 discount also. (use the same email address this year that you registered with last year. Will automatically add the discount to checkout) If you have any issues when registering call (952)[masked]. We will update the week of the event to coordinate groups if you would like to ride with fellow TCBC members. Register here https://www.minnetonkaschools.org/district/mcec/events/tour-de-tonka In just over a decade’s time, the annual Tour de Tonka bike ride has become a staple of the west metro community, growing from 819 riders in 2006 to nearly 3,500 riders annually. Riders from more than 166 different Minnesota communities and 42 states participated in the event last year. Riders choose from eight distances: 16, 30, 36, 48, 57, 62, 71 or 100 miles. Tour de Tonka’s mass start, with each ride leaving within minutes of each other, adds to the high level of excitement for this major event. Fully supported ride with maps and SAG support. There are 12 rest stops along the way, where riders will enjoy food, hydration stations, music, rest and conversation. Tour de Tonka’s routes move through 24 different west metro communities including Chanhassen, Chaska, Deephaven, Delano, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Independence, Mayer, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, Navarre, New Germany, Norwood Young America, Orono, Plymouth, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Victoria, Waconia, Watertown and Wayzata– all of which showcase beautiful roads, trails, and scenic views of Lake Minnetonka, Lake Waconia, Riley Lake, the Crow River, and many other area lakes. This is an Outreach Ride, there is no TCBC/LAB insurance coverage on this ride. However, TCBC members do get the mileage credit for the ride. Please email Tom, Zee or Chuck with TCBC member # and miles completed. Register here https://www.minnetonkaschools.org/district/mcec/events/tour-de-tonka

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