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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.


Only 3 More Days to Order GDB Cycling Apparel


New 2015 GDB cycling apparel will only be available until midnight Friday, August 28th when the Team Store closes!

You must order by Friday to purchase GDB team apparel at reduced, one-time only, prices. Apparel purchased at any future "Team Store" openings (if there are any) will be at full retail prices. The costs of GDB team apparel for this store opening only are subsidized by the club and are lower than the retail cost of comparable premium quality cycling clothing.



Women's and Men's Short Sleeve Sport Cut Jerseys - $55

Based on performance analysis, Primal Sport Cut jerseys feature a slightly relaxed fit that lays close to the body's natural lines without being too constrictive. Perfect for club rides, long tours, mountain biking, commuting, centuries and gran fondos. More information about the women's and men's sport cut jerseys is available on the Primal web site.


Women's and Men's Short Sleeve Race Cut Jerseys - $65

Same design as the sport cut jersey, but Primal Race Cut apparel is made for competition. Designed for optimum performance, this form fitting pattern contours to the body to improve aerodynamics and moisture management. More information about the men's race cut jersey is available on the Primal web site.


Women's and Men's Sleeveless Sport Cut Jerseys - $50

These are the same cut and fabrics as the Sport Cut Short Sleeve jerseys (see above).


Women's and Men's EVO Shorts - $80

The Evo Collection is made for cyclists that push themselves to the limit. Using our elite Vero fabric, known for its superior compression and abrasion resistance, this short has redefined comfort on the bike. A duo base paneling system eliminates undesirable seams and the anatomic, race specific fit allows for superior flexibility and compression while promoting blood flow. More information about women's and men's EVO shorts is available on the Primal web site.


Women's and Men's EVO Bibs - $85

These use the same cut and fabrics as the EVO shorts (see above). More information on women's and men's EVO bibs is available on the Primal web site.


Instructions for ordering GDB team clothing


GDB has elected to utilize the team store feature on Primal Custom Pro's website for members to place orders for the club's custom team apparel. The online store will only be available from 12:01am MDT on Monday, August 10th until midnight on Friday, August 28th.   

Please note that all custom team store products are PREORDERS. All orders will be put into production once the GDB team store closes and will be delivered approximately 10-12 weeks thereafter. 


There will be fit kits available for members to try on during the period the online store is open at Performance Bike at Midway and LBJ in Dallas. You can also use the Primal Fit Guide online.

MIDWAY Performance Bike

4051 LBJ Freeway, Suite 110

Farmers Branch, TX 75244  

(972) 241-3567  

Store Hours:

10:00AM-8:00PM Monday- Friday

9:00AM-7:00PM Saturday

11:00AM-6:00PM Sunday


The online team store allows you to: login; browse GDB merchandise; place an order, chose a shipment option, and pay with a personal credit card. To login and place an order, please follow the link below to create an account.

Create an account at Primal Custom Pro

If you already have an account with Primal Custom Pro, no need to create another. Follow this link to login:

Log into Primal Custom Pro

During the order process, you will have two shipment options: (1) a free bulk shipment to a single GDB address (club distributes jersey) OR (2) Primal Wear will ship directly to you for $10 extra. For the free bulk shipment, the club will make arrangements for picking up your jersey once they arrive.

Important: You must place your order before the team store closes on August 28th. 

There may be future store openings, but prices will be at the non-subsidized, full retail costs.

If you have any questions please contact your Membership Director, Patricia Jones ( or Primal customer service at 800-275-6953.

August's Ride-of-the-Month


Come join us for August's Ride of the Month on August 20, 2015. This month we have chosen to highlight the Thursday Downtown Ride.


Ride Leader Carl McDonald will take us from the start at Forest and Central next to the Office Depot down through Preston Hallow, SMU, Park Cities, Lakewood, Swiss Avenue Historic District, Deep Ellum, downtown's Central Business District, West End and back up through Turtle Creek, Up Town, and back through the Park Cities to SMU and Preston Hallow.


If you are new to Dallas or have never ridden downtown, this ride is a nice tour through the heart of Dallas. Carl even hands out CLIF SHOTS before the ride.

A Head's Up If You Ride at White Rock Lake

This was posted on the GDB forum by one of our members and the Board agreed it would be a useful item to post on the front page.
I lead a ride at White Rock Lake every Thursday morning. This week a female Dallas police officer on her bike stopped and asked us if we were with the group that races around the lake in the mornings. We are not. She said that a complaint had made its way to Chief Brown about them - running stop signs, cutting people off, not announcing themselves, and generally riding dangerously in a fast pack.
The officer said that DPD would have to start ticketing cyclists again at stop signs if the word did not get out to obey the rules and ride safely. Her job would then change to one in which she has to sit at a stop sign all day and give tickets, which she was not happy about. She also said that we do NOT have to put a foot down at stop signs, just slow down, look both ways, and give right of way when it is warranted. She asked us to spread the word.

Changes in the Best of the Southwest Bike Rides

Joe Rohner and I are changing schedule for the Best of the Southwest and Best of the Northwest weekly rides. The start locations will be reduced to two: Joe Poole Lake (Lynn Creek Marina) and Grapevine (Outdoor World parking lot). These two locations will be alternated each week. They are conveniently located and offer the potential for a variety of routes with some weather protections.
Four months of the year have a 5th Saturday which will be the Ride Leader's Choice ride. Joe and I will try to get feedback from our riders as to preferences and make plans accordingly. If you have a route preference that you would like to lead, let us know.
I think we have the best routes in the GDB. Please visit the Event Calendar and join us for one of our rides to see for yourself! Your feedback is welcome.
Horace Duncan

Lancaster Country Ride on April 11, 2015

Thanks for a great bike rally!

It was a great day of cycling at the Lancaster Country Ride on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who came out and participated. The rally was a big success. We had 1,203 riders, great weather, great wildflowers and (most importantly) great volunteers. A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our volunteers for making it happen!  Without all that teamwork this rally wouldn't happen.

We love feedback to help to make next year even better. Please send me an email with your comments and suggestions.
Thanks again,

Brenda Barnell
Rally Director
Here is a photo album courtesy of Pak Meng Cham.
Lancaster Country Ride 2015


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.

To learn more about how you can volunteer, contact Steve at

The City of Lancaster


The Town of Palmer


The Town of Ferris


Family Gateway Dallas




GDB Holiday Party PhotosClick Here


GDB Lake Murray Weekend Photos

People 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 getaway!



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.

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