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Gear up for these upcoming bicycling events

Posted May 8, 2018

National Bike Month is a success because of the countless, diverse local events organized by dedicated bicyclists in their communities, organizations and workplaces.

Fort Worth leads the pack in organizing fun and innovative programs during National Bike Month and year-round.

Rolling Town Halls

Grab your bike and bring your ideas for a better Fort Worth as Mayor Betsy Price begins a fresh season of Rolling Town Halls.

Thanks to today’s hectic and busy society, getting residents involved in charting the course for their city requires more creative approaches than the typical town hall meeting. Mayor Price implemented Rolling Town Halls to break the mold of that traditional, worn-out and sometimes boring town hall meeting with a casual — yet active — way for residents to connect with their elected leaders.

Rolling Town Halls are scheduled in each council district over the coming months. Sometimes, city councilmembers join the mayor. Typically, the rides start and end in parks, community center parking lots, businesses or neighborhood amenity centers.

View a complete list of upcoming town hall events.

Ride of Silence

The Ride of Silence honors bicyclists who have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways. Since 2003, bicyclists of all experience levels and ages have gathered to ride at a slow pace, in silent procession to raise awareness and ask that other road users share the road with bicyclists.

The ninth annual edition of the Fort Worth Ride of Silence is scheduled for May 16. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. at the large gazebo on Trinity Park Drive (east of Crestline Road). The ride departs at 7:15 p.m. and follow a 10-mile route through downtown, the Near Southside and the Fort Worth Zoo area at a leisurely but steady pace. Helmets and lights are encouraged.

Learn more.

Tour de Fort Worth

Later this summer, join FitWorth and Mayor Price to kick off the 2018 Tour de Fort Worth on July 1.

The Tour de Fort Worth is a celebration of the Tour de France that gives cyclists a chance to experience different parts of the city. FitWorth will host numerous organized rides, including walkable and kid-friendly routes. Last year’s event engaged more than 400 cyclists over 21 days.

The series rolls out at 8 a.m. July 1 at Joe T. Garcia’s, 2201 N. Commerce St. The rides will run through July 22, ending with a final ride celebration. View a list of ride dates and locations.

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Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base, REgional Coordination Committee: 1:30 p.m. July 16, 2018; River Oaks Community Center, 5300 Blackstone Drive.
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Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. July 16, 2018; Oak Hall, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Great Southwest Parkway Street Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. July 16, 2018; TTI, Inc., 2441 Northeast Parkway.

Canceled Audit Committee: 1 p.m. July 17, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled Infrastructure & Transportation Committee: 2 p.m. July 17, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. July 17, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.

Spa Treatment at Chisholm Trail: 6 p.m. July 17, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4932 McPherson Blvd.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. July 17, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.

Building a Successful Sales Program for Today: 8:30 a.m. July 18, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S Freeway.
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Fort Worth Public Improvement District #1 Advisory Board Meeting: 9 a.m. July 18, 2018; Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Offices, 777 Taylor Street, Suite 100.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Work Session: 9 a.m. July 18, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Commercial Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 10 a.m. July 18, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Work Session: 12:30 p.m. July 18, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Residential Board of Adjustment Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. July 18, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number Four (Southside TIF): 2 p.m. July 18, 2018; City Hall, 3rd floor, Conference Room 380, 200 Texas Street.
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Chisholm V Corporation: 5 a.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Urban Design Commission Work Session: 9:30 a.m. July 19, 2018; City Hall, 2nd floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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Fort Worth Public Improvement District #14 Advisory Board Meeting: 10 a.m. July 19, 2018; Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. Offices, 777 Taylor Street.
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Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. July 19, 2018; City Hall, 2nd floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City of Fort Worth “Monthly Informational Forum for M/WBEs”: 11:30 a.m. July 19, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.

Starting a Business at Hillside: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Hillside Community Center, 1201 E. Maddox Ave.

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Fort Worth Affordability, Inc.: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Gateway Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Sycamore Housing, Inc.: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Board Room, 1201 East 12th Street.
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Stallion Pointe Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Fair Park Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Fair Oaks Public Facility Corporation: 5 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Walsh Ranch Sewer Main Extension Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. July 19, 2018; Fort Worth Westside Water Treatment Plant, 12200 Old Weatherford Road.

Community Food Share Day at Como: 9 a.m. July 20, 2018; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Parents' Night Out at R.D. Evans: 6 p.m. July 20, 2018; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Slumber Party at Andrew Doc Session: 6 p.m. July 20, 2018; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

Parents' Night Out at Chisholm Trail: 6 p.m. July 20, 2018; Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Movie in the Park at MLK: 8 p.m. July 20, 2018; MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

Code Rangers: 9 a.m. July 21, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

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