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.
Holiday Party on December 7th
Register Now! The Greater Dallas Bicyclists holiday party will be from 11-2 in the banquet room at Maggiano's Little Italy in Northpark Center in Dallas this year. This is our annual party where we recognize our club's achievements, honor our volunteers, elect officers, eat and have fun!
This is an RSVP event. Please use the link below to register online. You can also pre-pay online with a credit or debit card.
Clif/GDB Aid Station at the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon - Dec. 14th
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists will be teaming up with Clif again this year to man the Clif Aid Station at the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon. Clif provides the product, we provide the manpower.
The marathon route has changed this year and so has the location of our aid station, which will be on the Santa Fe Trail where the trail goes under Grand Avenue. Here it is on Google Maps. This is at mile 19.5 of the marathon route.
We need volunteers to hand out food to the runners. The Sunday Roll ride that day will bring volunteers. Please consider joining that ride. The aid station is a fun event, a way for the club to support athletics in Dallas and be involved in our community.
Christmas Lights Ride on Dec. 18th
Date: December 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Where: Meet at the Cafe Express parking lot on Lover's Lane (5600 W. Lovers Lane)
Join us for a GDB tradition. Dress up your bike with lights (at least a minimum of a headlight and taillight) and avoid the traffic jams by riding your bike to view the best Christmas lights in Highland Park.
Legal bicycle lights (white front and red rear) are required. This is a slow and usually very chilly ride, so dress accordingly. We will eat at Cafe Express afterwards.
Ride of the Month is the Santa Ride on Dec. 20th
What: Annual GDB Santa Ride to Family Gateway Center in downtown Dallas is designated as December's Ride of the Month.
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
Santa Ride I: starts at 8:30 AM from SW corner of Preston and Forest (see Airport Ride). We will meet up with Santa Ride II.
Santa Ride II: starts at 9:15 from the parking lot at Golf/Haynie (see Easy Going Ride). Our ‘Santa’, Gary Zimny will start & lead from here.
We will still be collecting unwrapped toys for the Family Gateway kids for those who didn’t make the Holiday Party. The gifts will be picked up at the ride starts for delivery when the group arrives at Family Gateway. Decorate your bike and/or yourself. Bring candy to pass out.
Be joyful & help needy families ring in the Holidays. Caroling will be encouraged.
There are plans to do some additional miles (35-40 total) and maybe lunch after the stop at Family Gateway. Others may choose to go straight back.
Photos from the Fall Fiesta on Oct. 19
By Paul B.
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.