Established in 1970, FWBA has become one of the largest bicycling clubs in North Texas, with members who ride bicycles for recreation, fitness, sport, bicycle endurance events, competitive cycling events and triathlons. The club has riders of all fitness levels, skill levels, and ages. As a cycling club, our goal is to offer recreational bike rides in Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Our members ride various types of bicycles: road, hybrids, mountain, gravel, tandems, and recumbents. Because of our diverse background and skill levels, we offer several types of regularly scheduled rides allowing riders to choose the rides that best suits their riding skill.
FWBA schedules group rides each Saturday and Sunday year round throughout the Ft. Worth area, including Tarrant, Johnson, Ellis, Parker, Hood and Palo Pinto counties. Ride times, locations, and routes are posted on the Home page and Ride Calendar. To accommodate the various skill levels, the weekend club rides typically offer several distances and paces. Mountain or gravel bike rides are organized at some of the local State Parks or various North Texas locations. During the weekday, Club members meet at several locations and these rides are also noted on the Ride Calendar.
Each club ride is led by a volunteer, designated ride leader. For the newer or less experienced rider, the ride leader makes every effort to ensure everyone has a ride companion. Ride leaders provide navigational cue sheets at the start of each ride. Riders are also provided route hyperlinks which are posted on the RidewithGPS website, where maps and GPS/.tcx files for your Garmin or navigation device of choice are accessible. First time riders can call or email the ride leader before riding any club ride.
Routine club rides are not fee based and visitors are highly encouraged. Check the Ride Calendar page for specific details.
The FWBA hosts a Spring Picnic, Holiday Party Banquet, participation in the famed Fort Worth Parade of Lights and several special ride events every year. FWBA riders are also very social and gather after rides for friendship and meals at local restaurants or share a cold watermelon in the parking lot. These types of gatherings are always an excellent opportunity to meet and get to know club members and others of the cycling community.
The FWBA is a nonprofit, totally volunteer organization dedicated to a high quality, year round recreational ride program with a friendly, social atmosphere. While our rides are open to the general public, membership makes you a part of our community. Membership in the FWBA is open to anyone. If you like our rides and continue to ride with us, we welcome you to become an FWBA member. Your $25/year family membership fee:
As you can see, the membership fee is a great value and supports club operations. We hope you will join us as a member and that you will join us out on the road soon!