Welcome to the official website of the Dothan Area Cyclists! DAC is an active bicycle club covering Dothan, Alabama and the surrounding Tri-State area. The club offers something for all age and ability levels. We invite everyone with an interest in cycling to join and take part in the variety of activities offered by the club. We look forward to seeing you on our rides!
One of the desires as a club is to encourage and assist cyclists as they learn and grow in cycling, no mater if you ride for enjoyment or as a sport. Following along that line, we have come up with a list of tips for cyclists that well feel will be helpful to anyone, no matter how many years you may have ridden. We all need to be reminded from time to time about proper riding techniques and obeying the rules of the road.
This website is maintained to keep you informed of DAC and other cycling events in the area. There is almost always a ride going on. If you are looking for an impromptu weekend ride, check out the DAC Facebook group. Be sure to keep an eye on the News section of this page also for details on other club and cycling-related happenings and information.
Regular club meetings are held on the 2nd Monday (or Wednesday) of each month at 6:00 PM at various locations. Check emails and the Facebook page for current month location.
News and Upcoming Events:
The Ride For Turkeys will be held November 17th. Check the DAC Facebook Events list to sign up.
The First Annual Downtown Dothan Christmas Bike Parade is coming!
Join us in a evening ride downtown to highlight cycling in a Holiday Festive Event. Costumes and Bike Decorations are encouraged and there will be prizes awarded. The route will be a very short loop downtown so all riders young and old, slow and fast, are encouraged to come out and celebrate the season with us. The parade will be November 30th. The DAC Facebook Events list has additional details. Let’s light up Downtown!
Our Local Ride Series Weekday Events are suspended until the periods of daylight allow for their resumption. Please check the DAC Facebook page for ride postings on weekends or other as available times. We look forward to seeing everyone at the weekday rides just as soon as we can safely resume them.
PROCESS WHEN THEY RESUME:
The planned distances will gradually increase as we have sufficient daylight to complete the designated routes/distances. Helmets are required and a rear blinkie is STRONGLY encouraged. We want to make sure the drivers on the roads can see us, especially early in the season when we haven’t been out on the routes recently. Please base your distance choice on your expected pace to ensure you can complete the course before dark. Keep an eye out on our Facebook pages for the latest updates and also for individual ad hoc ride postings.
- Monday Night Series will begin rolling from Grace Point Church (formerly Beulah Baptist), at 3225 Headland Ave. The ride begins at 5:30 PM for a 7 mile route. This is a great ride for new riders or riders wanting to ease back into some saddle time.
- Tuesday Night Series departs from Dale County High School promptly at 5:30 PM. This is generally a more “hilly” course but shorter distance rides are a great way to build up some endurance and climbing skills.
- Thursday Night Series departure location is Bethel Baptist Church, 3257 E Cottonwood Rd, the rides will depart promptly at 5:30 PM
- The Alabama Backroads Series Century rides are scheduled and have begun opening for registrations. DAC has been well represented at the events in the past but we can always use additional riders to “show the colors”! The DAC Facebook page has lots of pictures featuring DAC riders from the rides completed so far. Hope to see you out there at one of the upcoming rides. Click the Organized Southeastern Rides link below for links to the registration sites for them and other rides.