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Clif Shot Energy Zone
IT'S STILL ON!!
11 December 2016
Approx Mile 19.5
Under Grand Ave on the Santa Fe Trail
Time: 8am (road closes then too)
It has become a yearly tradition for the GDB to hand out Clif product at the Dallas Marathon.
Please join us & play Santa to the thousands of runners.
(Dress up & have fun!)
I will get there around 7:00a to help setup if you can come early please do.
The “Sunday Roll” riders show up around 10:30a. & stay several hours.
If you can’t make it until afternoon we can still use your help until 2:00p or 3:00p.
GDB Christmas Lights Ride
December 15, 2016
5600 West Lovers Lane
Dallas, TX 75209
"Join us for a Greater Dallas Bicyclists Tradition. We'll ride through the Park Cities to take in some of the most beautifully decorated homes in Dallas. After the ride, we'll gather at Cafe Express to eat, drink, and be merry! Standard bike lights are required, but we'd love to see your bike decorated for the holidays." Santa Pak
2016 Rally Donations
A big THANK YOU to all those that participated in our 2016 Lancaster Country Ride. Because of you we were able to give back to the communities along the route.
Lancaster Education Foundation - Assisted with the purchase of back to school supplies for kids K-12 grades.
Lancaster High School Tiger Pride Marching Band - A loud start to the rally every year and giving back to help with their year-end banquet.
Ferris ISD - Helped with their school uniform program for those kids that need assistance.
City of Palmer - Thanks to this small rural town for allowing us to use their gazebo.
First Baptist Church of Lancaster - Thanks for allowing us to use your conveniently located large parking lots.
Commemorative Air Force / DFW Wing - Thank you for the wonderful flyover with their vintage planes to start our ride.
VFW Post 7106 - A much needed rest stop location for the longer route riders.
Red Oak Explorers Troop - Giving back to the young children who are interested in the law enforcement career in this community. Their assistance was much needed at a major intersection along the course.
Ellis County / Precinct 1 - Showing our appreciation to the road and bridge employees for their quick attention to rough road conditions along the course prior to the rally day.
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.