DFW Airport Saturday Ride

Type
Road
Level
Novice
Rides suitable for cyclists who are new to the sport (or who have not been on a bike for some years), family-friendly rides or any riders that feel a need for some mentoring. Note: please note that minors under the age of 16 cannot participate in rides unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Families with children should, in any event, confirm with the ride leader ahead of time that the ride will be suitable for their needs.

Intermediate
Targeted towards riders who have a few years in the saddle, who have developed some riding confidence and fitness and feel ready to move to the next level. Could attract more experienced riders who are looking for a relaxed or less aggressive ride.

Advanced
Limited to experienced riders with superior bike handling skills and who are comfortable with a fast pace (probably including single and/or double pace-line riding) and/or hilly terrain, and the possibility of heavily trafficked roads. Advanced rides are less likely to be "no-drop" unless identified as such.
Intermediate
Distance
42 - 63
 miles
Average Speed
15 - 18
 mph
Terrain
Flat to rolling
Date
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2019Weekly on Saturday
Time
8:00 AM
Description
GDB DFW Airport Ride
Start at Preston/Forest southwest corner parking lot. Please park near the perimeter of the lot, and show respect for our ‘guest’ status in the merchant’s parking lot!
Two routes: Short: Approx. 42 miles, Long: Approx 63 miles
Back between noon and 1:30PM., depending on the route.
Short ride: 1 Rest Stop, Long ride: 2 Rest Stops.
Pace: 16-17mph average at end of ride. See Calendar for faster ride details. There is a faster group that leaves at 8:51.
Ride will typically have a leader. Leader is obligated to maintain disciplines of the ride. If no leader the group will have the obligation to maintain the disciplines of the ride.
Ride basic rules: No headphones, no aero-bars in pack riding, no wheel overlap. Ask around if you have questions about our ride habits.
Ride will be no-drop, within reason. Riders need to be self-sufficient by bringing tire gear, water, cell phones, etc., if needed. We will stop for mechanicals, if possible.

The ride goes out through North Dallas, Farmer’s Branch, Coppell, around DFW Airport, and back. There will be some variations in route or start time posted occasionally so check the website discussion forum before ride time. Short: Approx. 42 miles, Long: Approx 63 miles. If you are new to the ride, introduce yourself around!
 
Sponsored By
Organization
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 ... moretoday it's a 408-member organization that is active in most aspects of bicycling.

To promote bicycling as a lifetime activity that encourages good health, wellness, friendship, skill and personal accomplishment

To work together as a club to have a greater impact on bicycle safety and the community we live in

To provide education to enable bicyclists and motorists to share the road safely
Type:
Advocacy Group, Club
Route
GDB Airport Ride (Short)
GDB Airport Ride (Long)
Followers
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