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 -- for the protection of the club, its members, and its Board. The waiver is part of the membership application, and by signing/joining, you accept that waiver.
Are there folks walking around with clipboards and waiver forms at our rides? YES -- because non-members also participate in our rides, who have not agreed to the waiver through membership. Additionally, the forms ask for emergency contact information, to be used in cases of an accident or illness. So, even if you are a member, please fill in your emergency contact information at any ride you participate in! Do we sort, file and store these forms? No... but without the waivers, we could not function as a club, and having emergency contact information for riders is important.
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.