What we're about

The Greater Dallas Bicyclists (GDB) was founded in 1973 by a few bicycling enthusiasts who wanted to get together for some recreational rides on weekends. Interest has grown so that today it's a 408-member organization that is active in most aspects of bicycling.

To some of our members, the ideal ride is a leisurely ride during the Sunday Roll. For others, it’s the learning curve of group riding during our Starter Ride for New Riders or the ride around the DFW Airport. And for some, it’s the pleasant country riding with minimal traffic during the Best of the Southwest or the Mesquite rides. Others like to challenge themselves during our monthly Time Trial during the summer. Others like to move from road bikes to trail riding around White Rock Lake on mountain bikes as the seasons change. We even have a few that get a thrill out of racing in a pack of riders at 20+ mph or ride long distances whenever they get a chance. Whatever your abilities and interests may be, the chances are good that you'll find kindred spirits in GDB.

We like to socialize and grab lunch together as much as we like to ride. Besides our annual picnics and holiday party, we travel to Oklahoma for our annual getaway weekend to Lake Murray. We have hosted the annual Super Bowl Sunday ride to the West End since 1984 for riders of all the area clubs. Our major event of the year is the annual Lancaster Country Ride which began in 1997.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tuesday Night Bike Ride (TNBR) at Performance

Performance Bicycle

Distance: 25-30 Hills: Some, route dependent Drops: No drop Leader: Group One: James Spann. Group Two: Rosa Buch The TNBR ride consists of 2 groups: Group One rides at 18-20 mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~17mph average. Route may include hills. Group Two rides at 16-18 mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~15 mph average. Both rides are no drop. If there are not enough riders to safely create two groups, the groups will merge and rolling speed will be adjusted accordingly. Ride starts/ends at Performance Bicycle, Midway Rd. and 635, 6:30 PM rollout. We will still meet in the Performance parking lot even after they have closed. There's a restroom in the nearby Subway if needed. An optional dinner follows the ride.

GDB Downtown Dallas Ride

Office Depot Parking Lot

This ride offers a taste of urban cycling with a unique loop. We swing by the Bush Library via the SMU campus, Swiss Avenue mansions, and sweep through Deep Ellum on our way into the heart of downtown Dallas. If you are looking for a ride to video, this is the one you have been waiting for. Road bikes, hybrids, and mountain bikes all work on this ride as the pace is generally a recovery from Tuesday and a warm-up for Saturday. Please park in front of Office Depot close to Forest Lane so we do not interfere with business. We return at approximately 9:15pm. LIGHTS REQUIRED!!

Tuesday Night Bike Ride (TNBR) at Performance

Performance Bicycle

Distance: 25-30 Hills: Some, route dependent Drops: No drop Leader: Group One: James Spann. Group Two: Rosa Buch The TNBR ride consists of 2 groups: Group One rides at 18-20 mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~17mph average. Route may include hills. Group Two rides at 16-18 mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~15 mph average. Both rides are no drop. If there are not enough riders to safely create two groups, the groups will merge and rolling speed will be adjusted accordingly. Ride starts/ends at Performance Bicycle, Midway Rd. and 635, 6:30 PM rollout. We will still meet in the Performance parking lot even after they have closed. There's a restroom in the nearby Subway if needed. An optional dinner follows the ride.

GDB Downtown Dallas Ride

Office Depot Parking Lot

This ride offers a taste of urban cycling with a unique loop. We swing by the Bush Library via the SMU campus, Swiss Avenue mansions, and sweep through Deep Ellum on our way into the heart of downtown Dallas. If you are looking for a ride to video, this is the one you have been waiting for. Road bikes, hybrids, and mountain bikes all work on this ride as the pace is generally a recovery from Tuesday and a warm-up for Saturday. Please park in front of Office Depot close to Forest Lane so we do not interfere with business. We return at approximately 9:15pm. LIGHTS REQUIRED!!

Past events (13)

Easygoing Ride

University Park City Parking Lot

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