9 AM, Saturday, April 8, 2017
Make plans for a fabulous day of Texas springtime cycling in the beautiful countryside fifteen minutes south of downtown Dallas! For the 19th year, the Greater Dallas Bicyclists, together with the City of Lancaster, is staging the Lancaster Country Ride.
Join us as we cycle along the scenic back roads of Ellis County visiting the small communities of Ferris and Palmer. The routes traverse flats, rolling hills and some challenging climbs. Rest stops are situated every 12 miles with water, sports drink and fruit. The ride is held near the peak of the wildflower season and the routes feature gorgeous landscapes with dense concentrations of Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush.
The first 1,000 registrants receive Lancaster GDB socks!
Start/Finish: The ride starts at 9 AM near the historic Lancaster town square off Main Street and Dallas Avenue.
Mileage options: 24, 42 and 62 miles with a staggered start for safety. The 42 and 62 mile options take you on the Bluebonnet Trail via beautiful Sugar Ridge Road.
Downloadable maps, cue sheets, and gpx files.
Please note: routes are subject to change depending on road and weather conditions.
Early registration - $25.
Late registration (after March 31st) - $30.
Rally day registration - $35.
Members of the Greater Dallas Bicyclists receive a $10 discount on the registration fee (except rally day registration). This is a great opportunity to join GDB and save money on one of Texas' great bicycle rallies. Club membership is only $20 per year. Please consider joining the club by going to our Membership Page. Once you've joined, come back here to register at the discounted rate. Note: rally day registration is $35 whether you are club member or not.
How to register:
2. Mail-in registrations.
PO Box 670794
, TX 75367-0794
Download the GDB Event and Membership Registration Form (PDF) which can be printed, filled out and mailed with a check.
Registration forms mailed after March 31st will not get to us in time for processing and will not be accepted.
3. In person at the Packet Pickup events listed below.
4. At the Lancaster Gazebo on the day of the rally. Rally day registration is $35.
Each participant must sign their own liability release waiver, either electronically when registering on-line or by signing the printed registration form.
GDB requires that helmets be worn by all participants.
Earbuds & headphone are not allowed while riding.
to download a map (PDF) of the rally parking areas in Lancaster.
Packet Pick-Up & Registration:
Rally packets can be picked up ahead of time at six locations. You can also register and pick up your packet on-site.
Saturday, April 1, 10 AM - 12:30 PM
157 Historic Town Square, Lancaster
Saturday, April 1, 12:30-3 PM
1451 W. Campbell Road, Richardson (corner of Campbell and Coit)
Tuesday, April 4, 4-7 PM
5929 East Northwest Highway, Dallas
Wednesday, April 5, 4-7 PM
223 East FM 1382, Suite 127, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
4051 LBJ Freeway, Farmers Branch (west of Midway on LBJ access road)
Thursday, April 6, 4-7 PM
Friday, April 7, 4-7 PM
721 E. NW Hwy, Grapevine
Breakfast on Rally Day:
Come early to purchase ($6.00) pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice from the Boy Scouts. They will be at the First United Methodist Church, 201 South Dallas Avenue, across the street from the town square starting at 7am - 10am.
Directions to the Start:
The rally starts at the Lancaster town square:
108 North Dallas Avenue
Lancaster, TX 75146
To get to the start from I-20, take exit #470 and go south on Lancaster Rd (Hwy 342). Lancaster Rd becomes Dallas Ave. Continue 4.5 miles to the Gazebo area near the town square. For GPS users, the Gazebo is in the 200 block of North Dallas Avenue.