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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 (

GDB Fall Fiesta - October 19th

Meet at the pavilion at Flagpole HIll (White Rock Lake), for the ride departure at 9 AM sharp. Food is provided by the friendly folks at Two Rows Classic Grill and will be served at 11:45. The menu includes burgers and veggie burgers, with various condiments AND bacon!  Iced tea will be provided.
Food is free to registered GDB Members, $15 for non-members.  Please RSVP and pay through the website by Monday, Oct 13th so we have an accurate head count.
Register for the Fall Fiesta here.
For all you dessert chefs out there, The Dessert Contest is back, again -- prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!  Be creative!!!
Main ride will be similar to the "Sunday-Roll", easy pace, no drops, and approximately 25 miles.  A more casual and shorter distance group can be formed, by mutual consent, but should be no-drop as well.

RSVP is not REQUIRED to attend. If you show up without RSVPing and want food, you may be out of luck -- non-RSVPs are at the end of the burger line...  so please RSVP!!!

Photos from September's Ride of the Month

By Paul.
The Mesquite Moderate ride.
Mesquite Moderate, Sept 9

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.

Photos on the Bicycle Stuff web site.

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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