Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association logs over 10,000 hours of service
by Danny Scarth, District 4 councilmember | Posted Aug. 21, 2013
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they realize the city cannot do everything by itself. Every great achievement—no matter how large or how small—requires collaboration from passionate individuals. The Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association (FWMBA) has accomplished an incredible act of servitude that will benefit the citizens and parks of Fort Worth—and then some.
They say where you put your time is where you put your passion, and boy, the FWMBA has put a lot of passion into the trails at Gateway and Marion Sansom parks. In April of this year, the non-profit bike club reported a total of more than 10,000 documented, volunteer trail building hours to the City of Fort Worth. The club has a licensed agreement with the city to build, maintain and operate the mountain bike trails in the parks.
Because of their passion for these trails, the FWMBA has saved the city and taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. The club has constructed roughly 20 miles worth of trail in the two city parks through their own blood, sweat and determination, and they’ve paid for all of the efforts out of their own pockets and fundraisers. Needless to say, this group is consistent and tireless in their commitment to building and maintaining these trails.
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, the Fort Worth City Council recognized these passionate mountain biking enthusiasts for their dedication and contribution to Fort Worth. The council presented the FWMBA with a certificate of recognition and acknowledged their great achievements on behalf of the city.
I sincerely hope you’ll join us in congratulating these outstanding citizens on a job well-done. Their commitment and enthusiasm evidenced in these wonderful projects for the city can only be described as a labor of love.
Go online for more information about the Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association and the fine work they’re doing to better our parks.
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