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DATES Events

DATES Social

Thursday November 19th

Meet @ 6:30 PM


Christmas Lights Ride

Sunday December 20th

Meet @ 5:00 PM

Ride @ 5:30 PM


DATES Annual Meeting & Dinner

Sunday January 10th

Meet @ 5:30 PM

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Welcome to DATES!

new_logo1_webHowdy...!! Welcome to the Dallas Area Tandem Enthusiasts Web Site. We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy riding tandem bicycles for fun and fitness. We were founded in 1990 and are one of the largest tandem clubs in Texas. Our membership includes tandem "teams" and sponsors from across Texas and thirteen other states.

The  goal of our club is to HAVE FUN, while promoting bicycle safety, social activities, and interest in the sport of cycling. We are made up of riders of all abilities from beginners to seasoned veterans. Our rides range from 25 to 65+ miles and the pace varies from touring to racing. Most rides include multiple distance options that all begin at the same time and place. So come and join us… there's nothing like riding a bicycle built for two.

For a history of our club, please take a moment to read the "History of DATES" by John McManus.

November Newsletter Published

The November edition of the DATES-Line Newsletter is published and available for download from the newsletters page. This month's edition includes the following:

  • Upcoming Rides
    • TOTS (Tour of the Stars)
    • DATES Blue Ridge Ramble
    • DATES Christmas Lights Ride
  • DATES Social
  • DATES Annual Meeting and Dinner
  • Ride Reports
    • Gateway to Texas Tandem Tour
  • Interested In a Cross-Country Ride?
  • DATES Rides & Activities

If anyone has any problems accessing the November 2015 DATES-Line Newsletter, please go to the "Contact Us" section of the website, click on the link for "Kevin Vinson" and send an e-mail explaining the situation.

Last Updated on Saturday, 31 October 2015 16:56's Texas Top 50 Cycling Clubs

DATES was recently named to's Texas Top 50 Cycling Clubs list.


As voted by members


DATES-Line Newsletter Archives

The DATES-Line Newsletter Archive is now available.  We have newsletters going back to 2001.  To access the DATES-Line Newsletter Archives, click on the "Archives" link.

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 18:15
New Maps and GPS Features Added!
Friday, 27 February 2009 15:46

DATES has been collecting and publishing maps of great cycling routes in North Texas and around the state for over 15 years. In an effort initiated by John McManus, we've added a new feature that allows upload and download of cycling routes from GPS devices. Uploaded GPS tracks can be viewed in Google Earth and GPS data from stored routes can be downloaded for use in member's GPS devices. John has also included printable maps and queue sheets for routes that he's mapped out. The hope is that club members will add their favorite rides to our archive, which will provide a resource for finding recommended (and verified) riding routes. The GPS mapping feature can be accessed by clicking the Maps - GPS Routes link from the Member Stuff page.

We've also added a section containing route maps that can be downloaded and printed. These are the set of routes collected from club members that were on the old web site. These can be found in the Member Stuff section under Maps - Route Maps & Descriptions.

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