Welcome to the Greater Dallas Bicyclists
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Make plans to enjoy a fabulous day
of Texas springtime cycling in the beautiful countryside south of Dallas!
For the 17th year, the Greater Dallas Bicyclists, together with the
City of Lancaster, is staging the Lancaster Country Ride on Saturday,
April 12, 2014 at 9 am. Lancaster is only 15 minutes from downtown
Join us as we cycle along the
scenic back roads surrounding Lancaster. The routes traverse flats, rolling hills and some challenging climbs. Rest
stops are situated every 12 miles with water, sports drink and
fruit. The wildflowers are in bloom and our routes feature gorgeous landscapes with dense concentrations of Bluebonnets and
The first 1,000 registrants receive Lancaster GDB socks!
ride starts at 9 AM near the historic Lancaster town square off Main
Street and Dallas Avenue. After the ride, stick around with other
cyclists to enjoy the festivities on the square.
24, 42 and 62 miles with a staggered start for safety. We have scouted the routes to ensure smooth roads and scenic countryside. The 42
and 62 mile options take you onto the Bluebonnet Trail via
beautiful (and hilly) Sugar Ridge Road.
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists Gives Back to our Community
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists has given over $6,000 to support local charities and organizations. Attached below are thank you letters from the Family Gateway and BikeDFW acknowledging the support of our club. Thanks to our member volunteers who work so hard on the annual Lancaster Rally. Their efforts allow the club to give back to local non-profits and put on one of the best bicycle rallies in Texas.
GDB Lake Murray Weekend Photos
have posted photos from the GDB Lake Murray trip on Oct. 11-12th. Many
thanks to David Rothgeb and Steve Krogh for organizing a fun weekend
GDB Ride Rules Reminder
- No earbuds or headphones (music or phone) and no boom boxes (but bring all the conversation you want!)
- No use of cellphones while riding (please pull off and stop to take or make a call)
- Use common sense if you have aerobars - please don't use them while in tight formations on group rides
- Helmets must be worn on all GDB rides
A Note About Membership
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists (GDB) Board of Directors want to
emphasize the value and importance of a current membership in GDB.
Membership is $20 a year or $36 for two years. When one considers
staying current on the forum to keep up with ride changes and impromptu
gatherings, two annual picnics and a holiday party, our hosting the
annual Super Bowl Sunday ride to the West End for riders of all the area
clubs, and our major event of the year, the annual Lancaster Country
Ride -- the value of a $20 membership is clear.
Why is membership important? As hard as we work at safety and
remaining vigilant for hazards, we still need all riders to have signed a
waiver before riding in our group rides or attending our events.
How is that done? Are there folks walking around with
clipboards and waiver forms? Do we sort, file and store these forms?
No, it’s done in the membership sign-up process. Without the waivers,
we could not function as a club.
If you’ve been thinking of joining or if your membership has
lapsed and you’ve been putting off renewal, or you know someone who has,
do us all the favor of renewing today. Just click on the JOIN GDB link
above and join or renew today.