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Christmas Lights Ride on Dec. 18th

 
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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.

 

Holiday Party Photos

 
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists Holiday Party was held on Dec. 7th. The food was good and the camaraderie was outstanding. A great opportunity to catch up with people. The slate of club officers for the coming year was introduced and lots of toys and cash were donated to the Family Gateway (see below). Here are a few photos.
 
 
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2014 Holiday Party
 

 
More on the Family Gateway
 
Family Gateway is the largest provider of services to homeless children and families in North Texas. For nearly 30 years, Family Gateway has exclusively served homeless families. Family Gateway works with partners all over the city to deliver a wide variety of services. 
 
Family Gateway is leading the Dallas community to end child homelessness by providing innovative and comprehensive housing, social and educational services to homeless children and their families.
 
The Greater Dallas Bicyclists cash donation from proceeds of the Lancaster Bicycle Rally, along with cash and toys donated at a the Holiday Party, will be presented to the staff and kids at the Family Gateway of Dallas during the Santa Ride on Dec. 20th. Please join us for this special occasion.
 

Photos from the Sunday Roll on Nov. 30th

By Paul Brown

 
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Sunday Roll, Nov 30
 

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 president@greaterdallasbicyclists.com.

The City of Lancaster


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The Town of Palmer


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The Town of Ferris


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Family Gateway Dallas


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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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