|me and Mayor Betsy Price|
Last Friday was bike to work day. As followers of this blog know, I try to cycle commute one or two times a week. Friday is usually a fitness rest day for me, but I felt obligated to ride to work. Mainly it was to be able to answer “yes” to anyone who asked if I rode to work on this national day of cycling observance.
I took a detour on the way to work to go the Intermodal Transpiration Center for the City of Fort Worth and The T’s festivities for Bike to Work Day. The City of Fort Worth has made a major investment into the cycling as a means of transportation. Fort Worth has bike routes, bike lanes and awesome cycling trails along the Trinity River. In addition, The T is very bicycle friendly with their buses. I feel it is my obligation as a cyclist in Tarrant County to lead by example and utilize these amenities. I take credit for the full bike rack at work this past Friday.
The highlight of the event was to have a short visit with Mayor Betsy Price. I am privileged to have worked with her we she was the Tax Assessor/Collector for Tarrant County. Even in that role, she promoted cycling. This was not my first ride to work day with her, but first with Mayor Price.
The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has a long way to go to be a cycling friendly area, but Fort Worth, with Betsy’s leadership, is on its way.