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  • Mon, May 01, 2023 3:54 PM | Stephen White (Administrator)

    Click on the link to conform the 2023 board members. You may notice there are several empty seats! If you are interested in serving on the board and playing a bigger role, please let a board member know!!

  • Sun, March 05, 2023 11:56 AM | Stephen White (Administrator)
    •  Want to be Involved with the FWBA Board?

      Well, what does the board do? The board helps set the course for the club, pays the bills, and helps with all the events you enjoy with the club. There wouldn’t be a club in its present form without a board. The club has had a board since inception.

      We didn’t have elections for 2023. Many things contributed to this mis-step, but we’re going to remedy the situation quickly. Generally, a nominating committee would take several months to ask who may be interested, make a bunch of phone calls, and make recommendations to the board. Given its already March, we’re going to accelerate the process a bit.  We have an interim board in place consisting of 2022 members. 2023 elections will be held on March 25.

      If you are interested in serving on the FWBA board, now is your time to raise your hand. The board has a wide range of roles and responsibilities to suit any interest. The time involved is minimal.

      All Board positions are available.

    • President – Establish direction for the club and support the established goals.
    • Vice President – Assists the other board members, fills in for President as neede
    • Ride Director – Responsible for scheduling rides, ride leaders and maintenance of the web site. Probably the busiest of the board members.
    • Treasurer – Maintains the financial aspects of the club.
    • Communications Director – Responsible for all communications for the club, Facebook, IG, notifications, etc.
    • Special Events Director – Responsible for planning and scheduling the club’s special events. Austin to Ft Worth, Club Picnic, Christmas Party, Ft Davis, Leakey, etc.
    • Secretary – Responsible for recording the events during board meetings and making the minutes available, assisting other board members.
    • There has been some discussion on the relevance of some of the board seats. The positions were created 20+ years ago, not all may be relevant today.

      Also consider that a board member can ask for help, form committees, have an assistant, whatever is needed to achieve the goal. It is not a one person show. No heroics required.

      The interim board positions are now:

    President – Stephen White
    Ride Director – Danny Brigance
    Treasurer – Cindy Edmison
    Special Events Director – Susan Pogue
    Communications Director – Vernon Leonard

    If you are interested in talking to anyone about a position, have questions, or want to volunteer, you can reach out to any of the interim board members, Larry Strong or Francis Fox, using your favorite method of communication.

    Thank You

  • Sat, December 17, 2022 11:33 PM | Steve Gray (Administrator)

    1) FWBA is hosting the 50th & Final Easter Hill Country Tour (EHCT) on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 7 - 9, 2023.

    As we say... "It's been a GREAT ride!" FIFTY years of the Hill County's best cycling. Miles and miles of Bluebonnets, breath-taking vistas, lung & leg scorching hills.... neither rain nor snow nor hail has kept us from our appointed rounds! But all such things must eventually pass into the Halls of Great Cycling Memories, and EHCT 's bittersweet time has come. Come join us for the last time to make this final year a GREAT send-off!

    Ride Registration Opens Monday 12/19 - JUST IN TME FOR CHRISTMAS!

    Please forward/repost to any of your other cycling friends, groups, clubs, or social media!

    2) We need volunteers to provide the staffing for this final labor of love!

    FWBA leaders have stepped up to coordinate all of the support areas. Most of you know how truly fun that is for EHCT. Please sign up at this free STAFF REGISTRATION link to help out!

    Steve Gray, FWBA EHCT 2023 Ride Director

    PS - As a member of the EHCT family, you may wonder why will this be the final EHCT?

    As you probably know, Easter Hill Country Tour was started by a 4-club partnership that rotated leadership annually. So each partner produced EHCT every 4 years. This division of labor worked well for over 40 years, but by 2019 the team was down to 1 club - Ft Worth Bicycling Association. We partnered with Schreiner University and Hill Country Bike Store to move the leadership role to Kerville, who successfully carried EHCT through through the post-Covid re-opening. After review of those 2 years, they have advised us that this level of commitment is unsustainable. Similarly, FWBA, in spite of our long-standing love of EHCT, cannot sustain this event annually from 250 miles away. We have decided that we will lead this one final time to close out a memory-filled 50-year run with the many, many friends we have made over the years!

  • Mon, December 05, 2022 9:32 AM | Stephen White (Administrator)

    Most of our local bike shops have a box of some sort where you can drop off used chains, cogs, cassettes, etc. These either get recycled, or donated to Re-Geared to be used for awards, like the ones we give out at the Christmas party!

    Hang on to that old chain and drop it off at the LBS the next time you go!

  • Fri, December 03, 2021 8:32 AM | Lorraine Leonard (Administrator)

    Help shape the future of a regional trail

    This is your opportunity to have your voice heard!  Learn more about a new 66-mile regional trail connecting Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and Dallas.

    Link to a virtual open house until Dec 6, 2021: https://www.fortworthtexas.gov/news/2021/12/NCTCOG-FW-Dallas-Regional-Trail  

  • Thu, December 02, 2021 9:31 PM | Stephen White (Administrator)

    Participate in a virtual open house to share your opinions, experiences and ideas about the future of the Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Trail.

    The virtual open house will be active through Monday, Dec. 6.

    The project seeks to leverage and enhance the existing, and soon to be complete, 66-mile regional trail connecting Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving and Dallas. View a video to learn more about the project. 

    In 2013, NCTCOG convened the mayors of the five core cities of the Dallas-Fort Worth Region — Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Dallas — to discuss the idea of a continuous regional trail from downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas. The trail was highlighted as a resource and asset to the communities from an economic development perspective and tourism aspect, as well as the benefits to health and reduction of congestion that alternative transportation routes can offer.

    Current efforts include a Trail Branding and Wayfinding Project that will create a unified brand and signage for the connected trails. The project also will provide recommendations for support infrastructure for regional and national events on the trail and integration of a regional 911 signage system. Finally, the project will build regional consensus for ongoing marketing and operations of the trail.

    Anticipated project completion is summer of 2022.

    Read the entire post here.

  • Thu, September 02, 2021 7:07 PM | Stephen White (Administrator)

    Officer nominations for the 2022 Board are in. Please click here to view and confirm.

  • Fri, January 15, 2021 7:46 PM | Andy Katz (Administrator)

    We want all FWBA members to ride safely and stay healthy!  Each of us can take the following actions to help protect ourselves, our friends, and our fellow riders.

    • When attending FWBA activities, please practice social distancing and mask wearing as outlined by Texas state mandates and recommendations*.  The board recommends members stay 6 feet apart at all times and wear face masks before and after rides when they are not at least 6 feet apart.

    • Please do NOT attend an FWBA activity if you

      • Are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

      • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results

      • Have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days

      • Have been exposed, within the past 10 days, to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (or 7 days if you received a negative test result following the exposure).

    We are updating the ride waiver to include these best practices.  Let’s all do our part to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 on our members and families.

    Ride Safe!  Your FWBA Board

    * Texas Department of State Health Services http://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus

  • Thu, October 29, 2020 10:58 AM | Frances Fox (Administrator)

    President--Lorraine Leonard

    VP--Andy Katz

    Treasurer--Cindy Edmison

    Secretary--Frances Fox

    Membership--Susan Pogue

    Special Events--Larry Strong

    Communications--Stephen White

    Route Director/Coordinator--Danny Brigance

  • Thu, October 29, 2020 10:24 AM | Frances Fox (Administrator)

    The FWBA Board has unanimously decided not to participate in the "Parade of Lights Reimagined" this year. Due to restrictions on the types of groups allowed, FWBA does not qualify as a participant, so save your lights and Christmas attire for 2021!!

    Additionally, because of current pandemic concerns, the Board unanimously agreed to postpone the 2020 FWBA Christmas Party until December 12, 2021, at Blue Mesa Grill.

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