Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-06, 04:05 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2006
Bikes: Univega MB, Centurion Roadbike, No-Name MB junker
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Fort Worth, Texas commuting route?


I'm on the southside of Fort Worth, trying to bike to work on the west side of downtown.

I live near Sycamore School and I35 (near the new Mrs. Baird's Bread bakery) and work near 7th and University (nearish the old Mrs. Baird's ).

It's 15 miles door to door if I go up 35 to 30 then University. But I can't ride that way, nor would I want to.

I can't figure out how I'd commute by bike.

I could go north on Hemphill, or McCart/Forest Park, from Alta Mesa, but both of those streets look pretty crowded with cars during rush hour.

As far as I know there is no bike path available going north to downtown.

If I can get to Berry Street I can cut over through the zoo and onto the bike path there, take it up to 7th and then I'm almost to work, I just can't figure out how to get to the zoo from my house.

Anyone know of a good way to get to downtown from the southside?

It'll probably be a few weeks before I actually commute, assuming I can find a safe route. Been a few years since I last rode my bike, so I'm getting back into the swing of things gentley. Riding in the evenings, brought a beater bike in to work to ride to and from lunch, riding on the weekends, stuff like that.


gandalf23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-06, 12:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: North Texas
Bikes: Old Schwinn
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It sounds like you are going about it reasonably. I don't know that part of town well so my best suggestion is to look at a map and begin working out a route in the direction you want to go. Then use your training/exercise rides to check it out in bits. That's how I worked out my route from the far northeast side to White Settlement (~26 miles one way and working around a number of obstacles).

It looks like there are residential streets that parallel McCart most of the way up. You will have to hit the major streets when crossing the interstate highways and working around a few places were roads don't inteconnect for various reasons but it looks doable.

I have found to be very helpfull because it can show bike trails and routes in addition to the roads but any map site should be helpfull.
jabowker is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:05 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.