Since 2006, the Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association (FWMBA), an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization has promoted responsible mountain biking through trail construction and maintenance, education and organized events throughout the year. As an affiliate member of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), FWMBA has memorandums of agreement with the City of Fort Worth for trails at Marion Sansom Park and Gateway Park. To date, FWMBA has logged over 14,500 hours of volunteer work in these two city parks.
Our flagship trail at Marion Sansom Park is 10 miles long, has an elevation gain of nearly 2,000 feet and offers spectacular views of the western horizon over Lake Worth. During its construction, our volunteers removed over 6 – 40yd dumpster loads of debris and approximately 700 discarded tires. The club received a letter of endorsement from the Fort Worth Police Department for transforming the park, which had a reputation for unlawful activity, into a place people now visit to enjoy its natural beauty, diverse wildlife and one of the most challenging trails in north Texas. The Marion Sansom Park Oak Motte received Fort Worth Heritage Tree status as a result of FWMBA recognition of its historical significance and ties to the community.
With its wide, sweeping turns, flat elevation and proximity to the Trinity Trail, the mountain bike trails at Gateway Park serve as an entry level mountain bike trail for kids and families. With over 6 miles of singletrack trail completed and more to come, FWMBA looks forward to making a positive contribution to the Gateway Park vision set forth by the City of Fort Worth with future additions to our new trail at Gateway Park.
Our monthly club meetings provide a forum to discuss issues relevant to the mountain biking community. FWMBA meets the first Tuesday of every month at the West 7th Street location of Backwoods. Sunday Funday Rides take place at Marion Sansom Park every Sunday night year round. Thursday Night Gateway Group Rides take place every Thursday night after Daylight Saving Time. The Dust Bunnies, FWMBA’s women’s group ride take place on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings.
Funding for the Fort Worth Mountain Bikers’ Association is provided through membership dues ($20 for individuals and $25 for families), donations and fund-raisers. FWMBA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
- Join FWMBA for as little as $20 per individual or $25 for a family per year.
- Donations are tax deductible!
- FREE cycling in city parks.