Opt for two wheels instead of four: Friday is Bike to Work Day in Fort Worth

It's a chance to get some exercise and fresh air and check out local celebrities wearing carbon fiber shorts.

Friday is Bike to Work Day in Fort Worth, and dozens of cycling enthusiasts are expected to use the city's growing network of hike-and-bike trails to get to their jobs.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, Tax Assessor/Collector Betsy Price and Fort Worth Transportation Authority President Dick Ruddell are among those expected to take part in a morning of pedal-rific festivities. Many riders say they will use the Trinity Trails to go downtown.

One group of riders plans to meet at Tarrant County College's Trinity River Campus at 7:45 a.m. and pedal en masse to the Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones St., where free coffee and snacks will be offered to riders until about 9 a.m.

Bike inspections and demonstrations of bike rack loading will also be performed. At an 8:15 a.m. news briefing, dignitaries will trumpet the health benefits of leaving a car at home and taking a bike to work.