By: Jenny B. Davis
WestBend patrons who would prefer not to travel by foot or by car, now have another option for transportation.
The Fort Worth B-Cycle’s new bike sharing station, located at 1701 River Run, is open in the WestBend development near University Drive, close to places like Zoe’s Kitchen, HG Sply Co. and Drybar. After riding for about 30 minutes, you can return the bike at any other bike sharing station in Fort Worth, or pay a bit more for longer rides.
That said, Texas weather is cooling to a point where you can wear shorts in September and not be sweating profusely at the same time – a perfect scenario for a casual bike ride through the streets of Fort Worth, right?
So if you, in the words of Queen, want to ride your bicycle, here are some of our favorite spots where bike sharing is available:
Save the horse, ride a bike. The Stockyards bike station is located at Stockyards Station, 642 East Exchange Ave., if you fancy a ride through the old western landmark.
If you prefer a more tranquil ride with scenic views, the trails along the Trinity River would be your best bet. Bike sharing stations are located at The Trailhead at Clearfork between Chisholm Trail Parkway and Hulen Street, Riverfront Drive by the Woodshed Smokehouse and Panther Island Pavilion at the Taylor Street traffic circle, among others.
Ride through Frog Country with bike sharing stations at 3055 West Cantey St. and 2945 West Berry St.
For a more artsy experience, the station at 1400 Gendy St. is not far from the Will Rogers Memorial Center and Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the station at 1000 Van Cliburn Way is near the Kimbell Art Museum and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
Perhaps you’d like to zip through areas with a more eclectic mix of entertainment. Bike sharing stations in the Near Southside are located at 280 West Vickery Blvd., 120 East Daggett Ave. and 201 South Calhoun St. near Shipping & Receiving.
Bike sharing stations are scattered all over downtown, so they’re not too hard to find if you’re seeking a ride under the shadows of gleaming skyscrapers. Some notable locations are 237 West Fourth St. by Sundance Square, 1430 Houston St. by the Omni Hotel and 100 East Weatherford St. by the Tarrant County Courthouse.
For a full list of stations and pricing, visit the Fort Worth B-Cycle’s website.
By: Jenny B. Davis