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  • 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

    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.

  • Mon, July 20, 2020 11:03 AM | Frances Fox (Administrator)

    New start time: 7:30am

    New start place: parking lot in front of Spokes (136 Bufford St., Burleson)

    New Ride Leader:  Chad Cline

    New routes coming soon!

    Let’s ride!

  • Fri, May 22, 2020 8:23 AM | Lorraine Leonard (Administrator)

    On May 18, 2020 Governor Abbott announced we are in the second phase for reopening Texas. 

    Therefore, the FWBA club will reopen sponsored rides on May 30, and the ride calendar will be repopulated by mid-June. Please keep in mind, we still need to following the Minimum Health Protocols for Individuals by practicing social distancing to slow the spread of Covid-19, especially in gatherings of 10 people or more.

    The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Even if an infected person is only mildly ill, the people they spread it to may become seriously ill or even die, especially if that person is 65 or older with pre-existing health conditions that place them at higher risk. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, everyone should rigorously follow the practices specified in these protocols, all of which facilitate a safe and measured reopening of Texas. The virus that causes COVID-19 is still circulating in our communities. We should continue to observe practices that protect everyone, including those who are most vulnerable.

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