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 (4+)

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!!

Distance: ~30 miles
Pace: ~13mph average; This is a no drop, social ride

Easygoing Ride

University Park City Parking Lot

This is a social, slow paced, no one left behind, ride of 14 to 20 miles. The ride is a good place to start when you are new to cycling. It is also a good way to see out of the way parts of downtown and northern Dallas. Please remember to bring your helmet.

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!!

Distance: ~30 miles
Pace: ~13mph average; This is a no drop, social ride

Easygoing Ride

University Park City Parking Lot

This is a social, slow paced, no one left behind, ride of 14 to 20 miles. The ride is a good place to start when you are new to cycling. It is also a good way to see out of the way parts of downtown and northern Dallas. Please remember to bring your helmet.

Past events (303)

Easygoing Ride

University Park City Parking Lot

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