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Welcome new GDB members!
We sincerely appreciate your membership to the Club and would like to welcome you to join us during our ‘New Members Ride’ which will be held on Saturday, October 1 during our weekly Airport Ride (Preston and Forest - SW corner, 11741 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75230).
We will offer three different group rides during this special gathering:
1.) The first group (Airport ‘A’ group) rolls out promptly at 8am with a total distance of 42 miles, optional longer version of 63 miles, and a brisk pace of 17mph average (at the end of the ride).
2.) The second group (Airport ‘B’ group) rolls out promptly at 8 :01am with a total distance of 42 miles and a modest pace of 15mph average (at the end of the ride).
3.) The third group, we call our “Distance Builder” which rolls out at 8:02am on the heels of the first two groups. The Distance Builder will be 35-40+ miles with a 13mph average (at the end of the ride).
On this day, we’ll make sure all rides are ‘no drop’, and that everyone gets home safely and no one gets lost!
Around mile 19 we will have a Rest Stop to use the restroom and replenish your liquids. Again, all rides this day are ‘no-drop’.
Please identify yourself to others when you arrive so we can pair you up with a long time member who will keep their eye on you. We’ll be looking for you!
As a reminder, GDB requires that everyone wear a helmet, no earphones or use of aero-bars during the ride among others. Come 30 minutes early so you can prep your bike, receive some last-minute guidance on the routes, visit with others and be prepared to roll out with everyone.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mike Eipper at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to meet you and introduce you to other GDB members!
And, to you current members, please come out to this event, even if you don’t regularly ride these rides, and meet the New Members in the Club!
Town Center Park Pavilion
356 Tripp Road
16th October 2016
Lunch will be available for purchase: $5 members, $10 non-members
RIDES - FOOD- PRIZES
There will be two rides starting at 9am….’Sunday Roll’ pace, 22-25 miles, and a bit faster pace 25-30 miles…lunch will be served about 11:45am
Have any of you ridden with this famous Brit racer? Come out to TEBR for the casual ride Tuesday at 6:00 from Performance and try to hang on Jeff Robinson's wheel. Yes, that is our Jeff.
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 Pool 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.
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.