Welcome to the Greater Dallas Bicyclists
If you are a current member, you can log in using the Member Login link at the upper right to access additional features including weekly ride details on the GDB Forum. If you are not a member, we hope you'll consider joining us by going to the signup page.
Ride Two Days in a Row and Save 10%
Register online for the Lancaster Country Ride and receive a discount code for 10% off the registration fee for rideATAXIA Dallas, which will be held the day after the Lancaster Rally. (Check your confirmation email.) Why not ride two North Texas rallies in a row... and support a great cause?
Lancaster Country Ride on April 11, 2015
Make plans for a fabulous day of Texas springtime cycling in the beautiful countryside fifteen minutes south of downtown Dallas! For the 18th year, the Greater Dallas Bicyclists, together with the City of Lancaster, is staging the Lancaster Country Ride on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 9 am.
Join us as we cycle along the scenic back roads of Ellis County visiting the small communities of Ferris and Palmer. The routes traverse flats, rolling hills and some challenging climbs. Rest stops are situated every 12 miles with water, sports drink and fruit. The ride is held near the peak of the wildflower season and the routes feature gorgeous landscapes with dense concentrations of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush.
The first 1,000 registrants receive Lancaster GDB socks!
Start/Finish: The ride starts at 9 AM near the historic Lancaster town square off Main Street and Dallas Avenue.
After the ride: Stick around and visit more than a hundred artist booths at Lancaster's Fair on the Square, which is held in conjunction with the rally. The Fair runs from 10AM to 4 PM on the town square and features live music.
Mileage options: 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 on the Bluebonnet Trail via beautiful (and hilly) Sugar Ridge Road.
TEBR Returns on March 10th
Greater Dallas Bicyclists "Tuesday Evening Bicycle Ride" resumes on the first Tuesday evening of Daylight Saving Time - March 10th. The ride will start at 6:00 pm and move to 6:30 once there is more daylight.
To help celebrate our new starting location (see map) Scott, the manager at PERFORMANCE BIKE SHOP, will hold an open house that evening. He will stay open late (9 PM), offer discounts to GDB members, and prepare snacks and beverages for post-ride recovery activity. If you can't make the early start time, stop in later to take advantage of the specials and show your appreciation for Scott's hospitality.
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists Gives Back to Local Communities
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists has given over $8,000 to support local charities and organizations. Thanks to our member volunteers who work so hard on the annual Lancaster Rally for allowing the club to give back to our communities and put on one of the best bicycle rallies in Texas.
The City of Lancaster
The Town of Palmer
The Town of Ferris
Family Gateway Dallas
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.