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Club Events in December


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. 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



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


The Jerseys are in!

GDB jerseys and kits can be picked up from Steve at:
the Sunday Roll
the Tuesday Night Lake Ride
by making arrangements with Steve (

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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