Suspension of Club Activities
The health of our members is our highest priority at this time. In light of the current mandates by USA Cycling and the CDC, the Greater Dallas Bicyclists board has decided to suspend all club-organized rides and activities for the immediate future. We will re-evaluate the situation once the "no groups over 10" rule has been lifted.
If you do continue to ride, please practice the guidelines posted by the CDC to keep your risk to a minimum.
In the meantime, if you have specific concerns or questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Mass Gathering Guidelines
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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
The complete guidelines can be found in the following link:
GDB Group Ride Guidelines
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.