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Posted May 8, 2018

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National Bike Month is a success because of the countless, diverse local events organized by dedicated bicyclists in their communities, organizations and workplaces.

Fort Worth leads the pack in organizing fun and innovative programs during National Bike Month and year-round.

Rolling Town Halls

Grab your bike and bring your ideas for a better Fort Worth as Mayor Betsy Price begins a fresh season of Rolling Town Halls.

Thanks to today’s hectic and busy society, getting residents involved in charting the course for their city requires more creative approaches than the typical town hall meeting. Mayor Price implemented Rolling Town Halls to break the mold of that traditional, worn-out and sometimes boring town hall meeting with a casual — yet active — way for residents to connect with their elected leaders.

Rolling Town Halls are scheduled in each council district over the coming months. Sometimes, city councilmembers join the mayor. Typically, the rides start and end in parks, community center parking lots, businesses or neighborhood amenity centers.

View a complete list of upcoming town hall events.

Ride of Silence

The Ride of Silence honors bicyclists who have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways. Since 2003, bicyclists of all experience levels and ages have gathered to ride at a slow pace, in silent procession to raise awareness and ask that other road users share the road with bicyclists.

The ninth annual edition of the Fort Worth Ride of Silence is scheduled for May 16. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. at the large gazebo on Trinity Park Drive (east of Crestline Road). The ride departs at 7:15 p.m. and follow a 10-mile route through downtown, the Near Southside and the Fort Worth Zoo area at a leisurely but steady pace. Helmets and lights are encouraged.

Learn more.

Tour de Fort Worth

Later this summer, join FitWorth and Mayor Price to kick off the 2018 Tour de Fort Worth on July 1.

The Tour de Fort Worth is a celebration of the Tour de France that gives cyclists a chance to experience different parts of the city. FitWorth will host numerous organized rides, including walkable and kid-friendly routes. Last year’s event engaged more than 400 cyclists over 21 days.

The series rolls out at 8 a.m. July 1 at Joe T. Garcia’s, 2201 N. Commerce St. The rides will run through July 22, ending with a final ride celebration. View a list of ride dates and locations.

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Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Sept. 24, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. Sept. 24, 2018; University Christian Church, 2720 S University Drive.

Community Action Partners (CAP) Council: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Freeway, Suite 2310.
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Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Active Transportation Projects Open House: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd St.

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Metropolitan Area EMS Authority/MedStar Mobile Healthcare: 10 a.m. Sept. 26, 2018; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
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City Plan Commission Work Session: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Park and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting: 4 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
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Hemphill Street Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Breakfast at the BAC: Soft Skills of Leadership: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 27, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.
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Quickbooks for Beginners - Desktop and Online Editions: 9 a.m. Sept. 27, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway.
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Emergency Physicians Advisory Board: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; TCMS Building, 3rd Floor, 555 Hemphill.
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Collective Bargaining Negotiations between the City and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local Union 440: 1 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
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Responsible Pet Ownership Class: 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center, 4900 Martin Street.

Active Transportation Projects Open House: 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Ln.

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. Sept. 29, 2018; Southside Customer Service Center , 4100 Columbus Trail.

Stop Six Family Festival: 10 a.m. Sept. 29, 2018; Eastover Park, 4300 Ramey Ave.

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