Choose Healthier Partner Spotlight: Fort Worth Bike Sharing

If you live in the Fort Worth area and are looking for free or low-cost healthy opportunities, you’re in luck. Choose Healthier has just expanded into your neighborhood! Choose Healthier is a free mobile app and website designed to empower people to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities by presenting them with healthy places, classes, and events, as well as the ability to share and promote these opportunities with their friends and families.

One of our amazing Choose Healthier partners is Fort Worth Bike Sharing. This nonprofit organization operates Fort Worth B-Cycle: a city project/initiative that provides a sharing system of public bicycles.

The B-Cycle system was launched on Earth Day, April 22, 2013, and now has stations across the city. Fort Worth B-Cycle (FWBS) strives to enhance the Fort Worth community by providing an affordable, efficient, environmentally-friendly bike share program that complements the existing public transportation system and provides both residents and visitors a healthy, convenient way to move around the city. 

We asked Malorie Sarsgard from the FWBS team a few questions about how their B-Cycle program helps the Fort Worth community choose healthier habits, and how partnering with IT’S TIME TEXAS can help their residents achieve their health goals:

How do you define healthy? 

“Being healthy is both physical and mental. Not only does hopping on a bike help the heart by doing some cardio, it also helps the soul. There’s something so relaxing and therapeutic about taking in a beautiful Texas day on a bike!”

What is your favorite healthy activity to do around Fort Worth? 

“Biking of course! We have the best trail system in the state, which allows for a safe and relaxing place to take in the city.” 

How do you hope to impact Texans through our partnership?

“Fort Worth Bike Sharing is excited to partner with IT’S TIME TEXAS by helping provide Texans with more fun and inexpensive options to stay active and explore their surrounding area.” 

Bike Sharing is an affordable, efficient, environmentally-friendly, healthy and fun way to get around! FWBS has been making healthy living easier for Fort Worth residents over the past five years.

You can find the locations of their bike stations on the Choose Healthier App, where you can also receive a discount on a 24-hour pass! Whether you’re visiting or have been living in the city for years, be sure to grab a bike when you’re next in town and see what Fort Worth has to offer.

Download the Choose Healthier mobile app for free through the App Store or Google Play, or visit choosehealthier.org to find more amazing healthy opportunities.