December update from the GDB Event Coordinator.
December 6; 11AM - 2 PM: The GDB Holiday Party
At Maggiano’s at North Park. See the website for details and be sure to RSVP using the Register Now button!
Important note! If you have a family membership, both the member and the family member must register separately. Please contact membership@greaterdallasbicyclists if you don't remember the family member username or password.
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists supports the Family Gateway Center in Downtown Dallas with donations of toys or cash during the Holidays. http://www.familygateway.org/ Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate. We will also be accepting check and cash donations at the door. Anyone making a donation to Family Gateway will receive an extra door prize ticket.
Cost: $10 for GDB members (including registered family members); $30 for non-members. For the same cost, non-members can join the club for an entire year ($20) then register for the party at the $10 member rate. Register and pay online using the "Register Now" link. You can pay at the door, but you must register online to reserve a spot. For those of you with family memberships: you need to register each family member separately. Questions about registration? Contact Mike Eipper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 13; The Dallas Marathon
Once again, we’ll be helping the Clif Bar group distribute Clif Shots, etc during the Marathon. See the website for details on how to participate for this fun event.
Dec 17; 7 PM: Christmas Lights Ride
Departing from Café Express on Lovers Lane. Details on the web site. This is a GDB tradition. We’ll ride slowly (very slowly!) in the Park Cities and admire all of the efforts folks put in decorating for Christmas. This ride is always a fun event! Very social, and did I say slow? In fact, this is the one ride we recommend wearing as many clothes as possible. We don’t ride fast enough to generate much body heat! After the ride (9pm-ish) we’ll come back to Café Express for a equally fun group dinner and order something to ‘warm us up’!
December 19; 8:30 or 9:15 AM: The Santa Ride
As we’ve done for the past several years, we will gather at 8:30 or 9 AM (depending on where you start) and catch up with Gary Zimny (aka Santa) to ride down to the Family Gateway Center in downtown Dallas to deliver the gifts we collect at the Holiday Party.
We’ll stay at the Gateway Center for a while, as Santa presents gifts to the kids in residence and then, weather permitting, we’ll pedal another 30 miles or so to get in a good day’s riding! See the details on the web site for Santa Ride 1 (8:30 start) and Santa Ride 2 (9:15 start)
These holiday events are in addition to the full slate of regular club rides in December, including the Tues and Thurs night rights, the DFW Airport Ride, The Sunday Roll, and likely ‘impromptu’ rides organized while folks have time off and want to keep riding as much as possible!
Here’s to hoping you all have a great holiday season, and can join us in as many events as possible during this joyous time of year!
Take care, Mike Eipper, GDB Event Coordinator