Cycling trip wrecked

Posted Saturday, Aug. 03, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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This Fourth of July, my wife and I hosted a couple from Dallas. We decided biking to the Fort Worth Cats game would be as American as we could get.

We weaved our way to the footbridge heading north to LaGrave Field. We were stopped by an officer who wouldn’t allow us to head northeast.

I explained that we had no other motive than to get to LaGrave, but he refused, even as southbound bikers and pedestrians continued to pass us.

We gave in.

Once we got to our seats at LaGrave, our “premium” tickets had been given away because we were so late (from the reroute).

After seeing the crowds, we decided it best to leave early.

We made it to the Main Street bridge. Another officer stopped us. After telling us we couldn’t pass because of traffic, we saw no traffic.

What an opportunity to showcase cycling as the alternative to paid parking and congested roads.

If Fort Worth is going to commit to cycling they need to plan for it.

As a proud native, I put on my ambassador hat to our Dallas friends only to be humiliated.

— Crawford Gupton, Fort Worth

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