It’s Bike to Work Day on Friday in Fort Worth

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Meet-Ups leave locations at 7:10 a.m. Party hubs open at 7:15 and close at 8:30 a.m. Mayor Betsy Price speaks at the Intermodal Transportation Center at 8 a.m. The rally and party points are:

Near north side

• Meet-Up: Buck Sansom Park, 3600 Sansom Park Drive

• Party Location: River Ranch, Northeast 23rd Street

East side

• Meet-Up: Gateway Park, 751 Beach St.

Party Location: Intermodal Transportation Center, 1000 Jones St.

Mayor’s Meet-Up

• Meet-Up: Forest Park, 2850 Forest Park Blvd.

• Party Location: Intermodal Transportation Center, 1000 Jones St.

Near south side

• Meet-Up: Forest Park, 2850 Forest Park Blvd.

• Party Location: Comerica Bank, 1560 W. Magnolia Ave.

TCU

• Meet-Up: Forest Park, 2850 Forest Park Blvd.

• Party Location: Texas Christian University, 2800 S. University Drive

Edwards Ranch

• Meet-Up: Foster Park, 3725 South Drive

• Party Location: Heart of the Ranch, 5000 Clearfork Main Street

University of North Texas Health Science Center

• Meet-Up: Rockwood Park, 701 N. University Drive

• Party Location: UNT Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard

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Bike to Work Day is going citywide this year, with parties scheduled across the city and BikeFW rally points organized so people can bike to work together.

The national Bike to Work Day is Friday, and employers hosting parties include the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Comerica Bank and the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center.

Mayor Betsy Price, who has participated in the ride for about six years, said the event has grown and is expected to draw about 150 people Friday.

Price will be in a caravan leaving from Forest Park Boulevard headed to the Intermodal Transportation Center.

“Then we will ride to City Hall, take a shower and go to work,” said Price.

“It is a great opportunity to get a little exercise, to talk to other people and get engaged in the city. … And of course it helps reduce the congestion on the street and helps with air pollution. Bike to Work Day is symbolic, but it sends a message out there to get people involved,” she said.

A map of all the parties and rally points is at fortworthtexas.gov/fwb2w. Registration is available at the same site.

A healthy breakfast will be provided to riders at party sites.

Officials are encouraging residents to use the Twitter hashtag #FWb2w.

Caty Hirst, 817-390-7984 Twitter: @catyhirst

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