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 Evening Bike Ride

4051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy

Distance: 20-35 Hills: Some, route dependent Drops: Yes, new riders please make your presence known! Leaders: James Spann & Rosa Buch The TEBR ride currently consists of 3 groups: "A" group rides at 22-25mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~19mph average, and may be a "drop" ride; Total distance is 29-31 miles "B" group rides at 17-20mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~16-17mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total distance is 25 miles "Casual" group rides at 14-17mph on flat ground, ~13-14 mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total Distance is 20-22 miles Ride starts/ends at the old Performance Bicycle lot, Midway Rd. and 635. The new name of the business is Appliance Liquidation. 6PM rollout. An optional dinner follows the ride.

Tuesday Evening Bike Ride

4051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy

Distance: 20-35 Hills: Some, route dependent Drops: Yes, new riders please make your presence known! Leaders: James Spann & Rosa Buch The TEBR ride currently consists of 3 groups: "A" group rides at 22-25mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~19mph average, and may be a "drop" ride; Total distance is 29-31 miles "B" group rides at 17-20mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~16-17mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total distance is 25 miles "Casual" group rides at 14-17mph on flat ground, ~13-14 mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total Distance is 20-22 miles Ride starts/ends at the old Performance Bicycle lot, Midway Rd. and 635. The new name of the business is Appliance Liquidation. 6PM rollout. An optional dinner follows the ride.

Tuesday Evening Bike Ride

4051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy

Distance: 20-35 Hills: Some, route dependent Drops: Yes, new riders please make your presence known! Leaders: James Spann & Rosa Buch The TEBR ride currently consists of 3 groups: "A" group rides at 22-25mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~19mph average, and may be a "drop" ride; Total distance is 29-31 miles "B" group rides at 17-20mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~16-17mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total distance is 25 miles "Casual" group rides at 14-17mph on flat ground, ~13-14 mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total Distance is 20-22 miles Ride starts/ends at the old Performance Bicycle lot, Midway Rd. and 635. The new name of the business is Appliance Liquidation. 6PM rollout. An optional dinner follows the ride.

Tuesday Evening Bike Ride

4051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy

Distance: 20-35 Hills: Some, route dependent Drops: Yes, new riders please make your presence known! Leaders: James Spann & Rosa Buch The TEBR ride currently consists of 3 groups: "A" group rides at 22-25mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~19mph average, and may be a "drop" ride; Total distance is 29-31 miles "B" group rides at 17-20mph rolling pace on flat ground, ~16-17mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total distance is 25 miles "Casual" group rides at 14-17mph on flat ground, ~13-14 mph average, and is a "no drop" ride; Total Distance is 20-22 miles Ride starts/ends at the old Performance Bicycle lot, Midway Rd. and 635. The new name of the business is Appliance Liquidation. 6PM rollout. An optional dinner follows the ride.

Past events (203)

GDB Downtown Dallas Ride

Office Depot Parking Lot

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