Lancaster Country Ride

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Date: April 14, 2018
Event: 20th Annual Lancaster Country Ride Rally
Route distances: 24, 42 and 62 miles
About the Ride:

Join us for our 20th anniversary!  Make plans for a fabulous day of Texas springtime cycling in the beautiful countryside fifteen minutes south of downtown Dallas!  The Greater Dallas Bicyclists, together with the City of Lancaster, will be staging the Lancaster Country Ride.


Be a part of our rally and ride 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!

If getting socks is just not enough, you can order our 20th Anniversary commemorative jersey. Click the jersey below, to take you to the Home page, and scroll down to the jersey information.

Start/FinishThe 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.


24 map;   24 cue sheet;   24 gpx file;   24 on RidewithGPS

42 map;   42 cue sheet;   42 gpx file;   42 on RidewithGPS

62 map;   62 cue sheet;   62 gpx file;   62 on RidewithGPS


Please note: routes are subject to change depending on road and weather conditions.



Early registration – $25.

Late registration (after April 6) – $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:


1. Online registration – Click Here


2. Mail-in registrations.


PO Box 670794

Dallas,   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 April 6 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 must be worn by all participants. Earbuds & headphone are not allowed while riding.

Location: Lancaster Town Square, 108 North Dallas Ave., Lancaster, TX 

Event Website:  |   Facebook Page

Registration: Online registration

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