Daily Archives: July 4, 2011

Tour de Fort Worth: Day 2

Fort Worth’s mayor-elect, Betsy Price, a cyclist for 20 years, is leading 21 days of bicycle rides coinciding with the Tour de France to promote cycling, walking and other healthful pursuits amid “the beauty and nature of our wonderful city.”
The ride for Day 2 began at 7 a.m. on the Trinity River Trails at the trailhead near South University Drive and the Hoffbrau steakhouse.
The mayor-elect, who will take office July 12, set a brisk pace in leading about 25 cyclists along the trail to the confluence of the West and Clear forks of the Trinity at the northern edge of downtown and then toward the Fort Worth Stockyards before reaching a turnaround point short of Gateway Park, in east Fort Worth. The total distance was about 18 miles.
If you’d like to ride with the mayor-elect, go online to www.TourdeFortWorth.com for the time and place of the rides. She said she would post the starting point and time for each day’s ride at least a day in advance on the Tour de Fort Worth website.
Tuesday’s ride, says the website, will start at 6:45 a.m. at Tanglewood Elementary School on Overton Parkway.
Here are a few photos I shot Monday at the turnaround point.

Mayor-elect Betsy Price with riders on Day 2 of Tour de Fort Worth

Tour de Fort Worth riders pose with Betsy Price

The MBBC (Manly Bulge Bicycle Club) was well represented at the Fourth of July Tour de Fort Worth ride

Some of the riders who took part in the Fourth of July Tour de Fort Worth ride with Mayor-elect Betsy Price



Filed under Environment, Politics, Texana, Urban cycling