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.
Lake Murray Road Trip Weekend, October 10-12
Join other club members for a weekend road trip to Lake Murray State Park in southern Oklahoma. The riding in this part of rural Oklahoma is scenic and traffic is light. The club has reserved two cabins for use by club members on Friday and Saturday nights. This is also a great ride even if you can't spend the weekend. You can spend one night or even drive up for the day. The drive takes about 90 minutes from Dallas. This trip is open to club members and their guests.
Two rides are tentatively planned for Saturday (10/11). The shorter route goes to the Gene Autry Museum in the tiny southern Oklahoma town of... Gene Autry - 40-45 miles. The longer ride continues on from the museum over Arbuckle Pass to the Tuner Falls overlook in the Arbuckle Mountains - 65-70 miles. All the routes have some challenging hills, especially the series of climbs back to the park. On Sunday morning the group does a leisurely (and very scenic) ride around Lake Murray - 25-30 miles. These are typically no-drop rides and the main group rolls at 14-16 mph.
There is more information available on the Forum (log in required). If you would like to reserve a spot in one of the cabins or would like more information, contact Steve Krogh (email@example.com).
Photos from September's Ride of the Month
The Mesquite Moderate ride.
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists has made arrangements for a 20% discount on RoadID products when you place your order online at roadid.com. This is a great opportunity to purchase this important piece of safety equipment. This offer is good through Sept. 20th and is open to all currently active club members.
To take advantage of this offer, log on to the web site and go to the "Member Benefits" tab. Instructions and the coupon code are listed there.
Highlights from the 2014 Lancaster Country Ride
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists hosted our annual bike rally in Lancaster, TX on April 12, 2014. This year's Lancaster Country Ride had 1158 registered riders who braved gusty winds on the 23, 42, and 62 mile routes. The 42 and 62 mile routes included Sugar Ridge Road, which is part of the Bluebonnet Trails Festival
. The bluebonnets did not disappoint this year. There were masses of them along the roads.
Rally Director Brenda Barnell praised the GDB club member volunteers who worked at the rally. "It truly warms my heart to see so many people (red shirts!) working together to make a huge rally very safe, friendly and fun for so many cyclists! Without each and every one of you it would not be a well oiled machine like it was today."
"It was wonderful to hear all the outstanding compliments today by tons of riders and even police officers! Not one negative issue was heard…outstanding!"
We have listed links to photos and videos from the rally below.
Photos by GDB member Paul Brown.
A video by GDB member Justine Viera.
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.