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  • 13 Mar 2020 7:43 PM | Daniel Becker (Administrator)

    Toledo Area Bicyclists

    Covid-19 Precautions and Personal Safety

    Date: March 23, 2020

    From: the TAB Board of Directors;

    TAB (Toledo Area Bicyclists) asks that our members ride with care and caution while the Covid-19 virus continues to spread and poses uncertain health risks to all of us.

    To that end, TAB is suspending all its group rides until further notice. You do not need to give up riding your bike, but, if you do ride, you are highly encouraged you do so only with people with whom you share a home. The virus does not distinguish between sanctioned and impromptu group rides; riding as part of a group is taking unnecessary and serious risk.

    The club will monitor the situation and make necessary decisions regarding resuming scheduled rides in order to mitigate the risk to membership. In the meantime, staying home is the best and safest alternative.

    Our weekend rides will not be starting April 4 and 5, as normally would be the case. But stay tuned for updates. And STAY SAFE. Let's get through this and prepare to enjoy another great season in the saddle!

    Dan Becker 

    President, Toledo Area Bicyclists

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  • 9 Mar 2020 8:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Board will meet on Thursday, March 19th at 6:00pm.

    Way Public Library, 101 E Indiana Ave., Perrysburg OH in Conference 1

    Members are welcome to attend!

  • 17 Feb 2020 8:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The banquet is in the books and we now look ahead to 2020. Our new officers have been seated and 2019 awards are now sitting on members' deserving mantles. We had a good turnout with a great meal and conversation to go along with the festivities!

    Thanks also to our local shops for demos, etc!

    2019 Club Awards went to the following individuals:

    High Mileage Award (9001 miles) - Alan Frishman


    Most Improved Rider - Lindsay Rausch


    Volunteers of the Year - Mark & Nancy Beeman


    Hubert J Backes Rider of the Year - Dan Riley


    A special President's Award was presented by friend and member Alan Mikesell to Rick Rump for his years of service and dedication to the club.


    Congratulations to all the recipients and good luck to our newest board members as they take on exciting new challenges for 2020!


  • 16 Feb 2020 6:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Just a friendly reminder that our TAB annual banquet is tomorrow night, Sunday, at 6 PM with dinner planned to be served around 6:30 PM. Feel free to bring your favorite adult or fancy beverage though we will have water, coffee and some soft drinks available . There’s plenty of room for coolers and some refrigerator space available as well. Unlimited ice is available . See you then!


  • 29 Jan 2020 4:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    IT'S TIME TO RENEW!

    The new membership year begins February 1st. Club dues help to fund everything we do; from the daily rides that hundreds attend every week to our annual Memorial Day and July 4th Freedom Rides, to our annual signature TAB event, MARR.

    Club dues benefit local and state organizations like Metroparks Toledo and the Ohio Bicycle Federation; national organizations such as the League of American Bicyclists who work on our behalf to improve cycling infrastructure, propose new legislation to help make our journeys safer, and increase overall awareness. We partner with these and other local organizations like the Maumee Valley Adventurers and The Right Direction Youth Program to expose young and old to the wonderful world of cycling.

    Your dues go back into the community as part of our effort to build a cycle-friendly region we all can enjoy. Please support TAB in our efforts and make the choice to renew or become a new member. It's quick and painless, and helps us to maintain, strengthen and build on an organization that promotes the sport we love.

    You can join or renew online at the secure link below:

    https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/join-tab


  • 27 Jan 2020 1:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please register immediately for our Annual Meeting and Banquet to be held Sunday Feb 16, 2020 at he Monclova Community Center, 8115 Monclova Road Monclova OH 43542 at 6 pm. Meet our new officers, honor this year’s award winners, and hear about the plans for our upcoming season. We will not have a speaker this year.

    Here is your link: https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/event-3700501

    Dinner choices are provided on the link and need to be turned into the caterer by Feb 8th, just 14 days away!  Emails have gone out along with Ballot info, but many people reported not receiving them. Please take moment now to register and pay online; it just takes a couple of minutes. Ride Leaders and MARR Volunteers used the code VOL19 when prompted for free attendance. Guests and non-volunteers are $20. Feel free to bring your own favorite beverages, there are large refrigerators available. I am also seeking a few volunteers to help with a quick clean up afterwards.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

    Cindy DiVitto
    Banquet Chair


  • 22 Jan 2020 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Voting closed on Friday for 2019 TAB Honorees. Entries have been tabulated and annual awards will be presented at our banquet in February. Our 2020 officers will also be presented and will take the reins as we close in on another great cycling season. We hope to see you all there!

    As a reminder, if you have not yet reserved your spot for the banquet please do so as soon as possible so Cindy can get a good headcount to the caterer. Thanks!


  • 16 Jan 2020 10:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From Nate Burks:

    *** UPDATE - ROUTE CHANGE ***

    In the interest of rider safety, due to the current forecast of 4-8 inches of snow starting Friday night into Saturday morning we are changing the ride from Country Charm to the South Fork.

    As before, we will start in Whitehouse and ride the south fork of the Wabash-Cannonball Trail to Liberty Center. 11.8 miles each way, with approximately 7 miles unpaved. We will stop for breakfast at the 1/2way point at the Liberty Cafe.

    Fat/mountain bikes will be preferred. See the updated route below!

    Departure at 9am from Cyclewerks in Whitehouse. As always, arrive a few minutes early to sign in and be eligible to win a fabulous prize!

    Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31752478

    Google Maps link to parking: https://goo.gl/maps/BXyJRVzSaQpAzGyA6

    WWC Rules & Info: https://www.toledoareabicyclists.org/page-18156

    Current standings: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j2PuBfsfwgvgyQZxzE-pnRFlEJuz4Dl7ttc6ng21M0w


  • 15 Jan 2020 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cast Your Votes, Turn in Your Mileage

    Thank you to those club members who have cast their votes in this year’s TAB election. This is a reminder if you have yet to cast your votes for the recipients of the 2019 TAB awards, time is running out.

    Election results will be announced at our annual meeting and banquet on February 16 at the Monclova Community Center. Just click on the link below and you will be taken to an online site where you can vote and list your 2019 outdoor mileage. It shouldn’t take you long, with no fuss of mailing.

    You must vote and turn in your mileage by this Friday, January 17. The site will be turned off after that. If you have already voted, please do not vote again.

    TAB 2019 Survey


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