As Betsy Price approaches her final stretch as Fort Worth mayor, she's inviting residents to join her doing what she loves most: biking and talking about the city.
Price is launching a series of walking and rolling town halls she's calling the “Goodbye-cycle Tour,” taking place on four consecutive Wednesdays in April.
"Grab your helmets and walking shoes, because with sunny spring weather comes the return of Mayor Betsy Price’s moving town halls," says a release from the city.
Presented in partnership with Comerica Bank and FitWorth, the rolling and walking town halls will take place all over Fort Worth on Wednesdays at 5:45 pm.
"Town halls present residents with an opportunity to get information, share ideas, and explore Fort Worth," organizers say.
The schedule will be:
- 5:45 pm Wednesday, April 7: Foster Park/Overton Park, 3725 South Dr.
- 5:45 pm Wednesday, April 14: Rosemont Park, 1400 W. Seminary Dr.
- 5:45 pm Wednesday, April 21: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
- 5:45 pm Wednesday, April 28: Trinity Park, 1639 Old University Dr.
The rolling town halls are casual rides through planned routes, about 5-7 miles and 45 minutes long. All events are family-friendly.
"Mayor Betsy Price founded Walking, Rolling, and Caffeinated Town Halls to break the mold of that traditional, worn-out and sometimes boring town hall meeting with a casual — and active — way for residents to connect with this city's elected leaders," organizers say.
Participants are encouraged to wear face masks before and after the ride and any time people are gathered; all rides are subject to cancellation.
Attendance is free, and registration is not required, but participants should check the website before each event for any updates.
Price announced January 5 that she would not run for another term after 10 years in office. Among her favorite projects were health-focused initiatives such as bicycling and walking, she has said.
The next election is May 1; find out more about the candidates running to succeed her here.