Interested in cycling with a group for the first time but not sure where to start? Or just looking to meet new people who also love to ride? Chances are pretty high that you’ll find a perfect fit for whatever what you’re into. Here’s a quick list of local cycling groups and rides.
Night Riders | 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday at the Chat Room Pub
For anyone that loves meeting new people, seeing the city from many different parts of town and loves a good beer, the Night Riders is a Fort Worth standard. Join this ride if you enjoy riding 10-15 miles on city streets to local pubs.
Bicycle Betties | 7:30 p.m. first and third Tuesday at the T&P Tavern
Bicycles Betties is Fort Worth’s female-only bike group. The Betties are a good place to start if you’re new to cycling and feel intimidated by other bike groups, or just want to join a casual-pace ride with other ladies. Watch for occasional co-ed social rides.
Colonel’s Monday night gravel rides | 7:30 p.m. Monday at Colonel’s Bicycles
Gravel rides with Colonel’s are 10-ish miles, no drop, on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails. Check the Colonel’s Facebook page for possible last minute cancelations.
Family Cycling Club | 10 a.m. first and second Saturday at various locations
Bike Friendly Fort Worth’s own Family Cycling Club is a fun, easy ride on the Trinity Trails. We ride at a family-friendly pace for about four miles with plenty of chances to stop and regroup. The rides will last one or two hours, depending on stops, so make sure you bring water. Check the ride schedule for location details.
Ride or Die DFW | Varying times and locations
Headed by one of our very own board members, this group is based in Northside but rides all over town; they have held taqueria rides and other fun events. Event information is posted on in the Facebook group.
Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association | Varying times and locations
Into mountain biking? This is your group. Members regularly ride Samson Park and Gateway (and also work to cleanup the trails). A schedule is usually posted on the group’s Facebook page.
Mellow Johnny’s shop rides | 4 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Wednesday at Mellow Johnny’s
Fort Worth’s newest bike shop offers three weekly rides leaving from the Trailhead for all skill levels. A 4 p.m. Sunday gravel ride goes at a moderate pace for intermediate skill level; a 6 p.m. Wednesday “adventure” ride features two hours of riding that may include gravel/rough surfaces; and a 6 p.m. Wednesday Ladies ride is about 15 miles and good for beginners. Check the shop’s events page.
Fort Worth Critical Mass | 7:30 p.m. last Friday of the month at Burnett Plaza
A monthly bike ride for all cyclists, Critical Mass happens in cities all over the world in celebration of cycling.
Rolling Town Halls with Mayor Betsy Price | 6 p.m. varying dates and locations
Want to share your ideas for Fort Worth with the mayor? Here’s your chance. This casual ride takes you on a planned route to see different parts of your city and allows you to share how your feedback and suggestions with Mayor Betsy Price herself. Rides usually start and end in parks, community center parking lots, businesses or neighborhood amenity centers. Check the calendar for locations.
Clear Fork Bicycle Club | 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Saturday
This group rides on paved roads at three different paces, so there’s something for everyone, with at least four club rides a week. Check the calendar for details.
Manly Buldge Bike Club | 5:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Woodshed
We’re told these are no drop rides that go 25-30 miles from the Woodshed. Check the Facebook group for other details.
The Fort Worth Bicycle Association | 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
The Fort Worth Bicycle Association has more than 600 members of all skill levels who ride for recreation and fitness. With multiple weekly rides, including some outside of Fort Worth city limits, there’s something for everyone.
And for the more competitive, there are also races held year-round.
Did we forget a group ride? Let us know in the comments and we’ll get it added to the list.