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Old 09-10-10, 10:32 AM
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New to the Ft. Worth/Keller area, anyone want to show me around?

Hey everyone, I just moved up here from San Antonio, and I am looking for a few places to ride. I have a cyclocross bike that sort of serves as a dual purpose bike for me, usually riding street, but occasionally venturing out onto dirt that's not too aggressive. If anyone wants to take the time to show me around during the week, let me know. I've heard a few people mention Trinity Trails, and a couple other places, but I know sometimes there are hidden spots that people cruise to to get a ride in. I am not a fast rider, but I enjoy a brisk cruise every now and again. Thanks,
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Yeah, there are lots of places to ride. I'm on the other side of Fort Worth, near Crowley. Some of the mountain bike folks can fill you in on the off-road stuff, but a few things to check out are the Trinity Trails.

Also, if you're on facebook, check out Fort Worth Night Riders, Trinity Bicycles in Fort Worth, etc., for group rides. The Night Riders leave from The Chat Room Pub on Magnolia south of downtown on Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm. The Wed. night ride is a spirited (not leisurely but not killer pace) ride of something like 20 or so miles. The Sunday night ride is slower and involves stops at maybe a couple bars for a quick one. Rides leave Trinity Bicycles on Main St. just south of downtown at 7 or 7:30 on Tues and Thurs. I've done the Night Riders thing but not the Trinity Bicycles thing, although there is a lot of overlap between the two groups. There are also facebook groups for Bike Friendly Fort Worth and Fort Worth Critical Mass (which is a lot friendlier between cars and bikes than perhaps other CM rides).

Steve A of DFW Point-to-Point blog rides through Keller on his way to work I think, so he may be able to help with places to ride on his side of town. My experience in SW Fort Worth is that cars are in general

Bike culture is really blooming in Fort Worth. There's a lot of informal stuff going on, plus there are some formal clubs besides.
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Check out the North Shore Trail at Lake Grapevine for dirt. It's basically flat and level with some kind of harder spot every half-mile or so. I used to hike there on occasion. Watch out for oncoming riders, it's an out-and-back trail.

You might check out the Fort Worth Bicycle Association, which seems to have a lot going on.
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Also, I should have mentioned. If you want some unpaved road riding, you may want to get to know Chris of Pondero blog. I had a very enjoyable visit with him on Memorial Day this year. He is in Sanger which is up by Denton.
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I ride most of the local trails on my Tricross. Let me know if you want to meet up sometime. Northshore is mostly looped now, so less head on riders except for the west end. Hopefully some more of the trails will dry up soon, check out DORBA's website for trail conditions.
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You might want to check out Mad Duck or Bicycles Inc sites, as they have scheduled rides as well...
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Old 09-15-10, 10:14 PM
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Welcome to the affordable side of the metroplex. Come ride with us at BonzaiCycleWerx, 20-, 30-, 50- mi rides west of I-35. (maps available @ https://catalog.bonzaicyclewerx.com) Departs 8AM Saturdays, except if rain. Corner of North Riverside & Heritage Trace. (Exit 63 off I-35W)
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Hey everyone thanks for the suggestions, I hope to get everything in order with the bike here in a couple of days, and get out sometime soon. Ferret, I may have to take you up on that ride, it's just that it's on a big sale day for us (I work at Nissan of Ft. Worth) so it might be a little tougher. If you guys ever decide to have some kind of evening or night ride, let me know. I got used to the Thursday nighter with Bike World in San Antonio.
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Did I miss the suggestion to join the FWBA on their many rides? I'm a little south of you, but you're welcome to come ride with me anytime. Tues, Thurs, Sat, or Sun. Just dependonds on time and miles you want to put in, but I've got a lot of great routes around here.
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I'm the President of the Fort Worth Bicycling Association and I signed up on the forum this summer, but I don't post much. I'm sure that since September, you have been exploring the area. I'm hoping that you have discovered the FWBA and you have ridden with us. If you have not, our Century of the Month will be held at the Bicycles Inc. Store in Southwest Arlingont at 9:00 AM. Don't worry if you don't ride 100 miles because there are many distances and routes to choose. The actual routes are 12, 23, 42, 61, 81, and 102 miles. The store is located at I-20 and Green Oaks Blvd., and it is one of the club's most popular rides.
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