FORT WORTH -- Cyclists will rally Sunday to promote bike safety awareness and raise money for a Fort Worth rider injured in a hit-and-run crash last month.Share the Road Fort Worth will feature a free ride that starts at Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub and follows some of the same route that Zac Ford took when he was run down Aug. 8 on Camp Bowie Boulevard, organizers say.Concerts, raffles, a silent auction, arts and crafts, pizza and beer will follow the ride, which will end back at Zio Carlo's, said Bailie Duncan, an organizer.As of Tuesday afternoon, 153 people had indicated on Facebook that they will attend."The bike community is pretty tightknit, and everyone wants to get together to help Zac and raise awareness to keep everyone safe out there on the road," Duncan said.Ford, a 26-year-old waiter, was riding on Camp Bowie near Crestline Road when a vehicle struck him from behind about 9 p.m. He suffered a concussion, a gash in his head, and road rash on his face and body, and he needed stitches in his lower extremities.He spent two days in the hospital.Police have investigated the crash but have no leads, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the police nonemergency number, 817-335-4222.Half the money raised Sunday will go toward Ford's medical bills. The rest will go to Bike Texas, a nonprofit that increases awareness and interest in bicycle access, safety and education, Duncan said.Riders from Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, Houston and San Antonio are expected to attend, she said.Alex Branch, 817-390-7689Twitter: @albranch1
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Share the Road Fort Worth will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub, 1001 W. Magnolia Ave. A concert will follow at 1 p.m.