Gear Up to End Hunger

Gear Up to End Hunger is more than just a bike ride. It’s a movement to make a difference in the lives of hungry North Texans. Whether you cycle every day or just once in a while, you can help us leave hunger in the dust.

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Gear Up to End Hunger: 2-Day Challenge

This year’s bike ride takes place on Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. Mayor Betsy Price will kick the event off at the Fort Worth Water Gardens and lead cyclists on rides across the city.

On Day 1 of the ride, grab your helmet and bike for one of two scenic routes through downtown Fort Worth. Our Fort Worth Family Fun Rides are 2 or 10-mile courses great for those who want to take a more casual cruise. The Kick It Into Gear 30-Mile takes things to the next level. This course glides through downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District, Clearfork and Trinity Park.

On Day 2 of the ride, the fun continues with our Fight Hunger to the Finish 100K. This course takes you out of downtown Fort Worth and circles the Texas Motor Speedway before heading back.

Up for a challenge? Sign up for Betsy’s Challenge. To take the challenge, you must complete the Kick It Into Gear 30-Mile on Day 1 and the Fight Hunger to the Finish 100K on Day 2. To meet the challenge, you must finish both rides within 15 percent of Mayor Betsy’s time.

Every rider will take home an event T-shirt and drawstring bag. Riders who succeed in Betsy’s Challenge will also receive a high-performance jersey and a group photo with Mayor Price.

But Wait, There’s More

After Saturday’s rides there will be music, complimentary food and beverages, and fun activities for kids. Sunday’s after-party will also include free food and drinks, along with an awards ceremony for Betsy’s challengers.


  • Alchemy Pops (Saturday only)
  • CycleBar (Saturday only)
  • Dannon
  • Holy Frijole food truck
  • Last Supper BBQ Smokers food truck
  • Panther Island Brewing

Ride with Us

Join the conversation on social media with #TAFBGearUp

Sponsor the Event

Join TAFB in the fight against hunger as an event sponsor. To learn more, view our sponsorship form.


Rides begin at 8 a.m. each day of the event.


Saturday, Sept. 30
  • Fort Worth Family Fun Rides
  • Kick It Into Gear 30-Mile and first half of Betsy’s Challenge for riders who signed up
Sunday, Oct. 1
  • Fight Hunger to the Finish 100K
  • Riders who signed up for Betsy’s Challenge complete the challenge

Fort Worth Water Gardens

1502 Commerce St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102 (map it)

View the 2017 bike ride routes (30-mile and 100K)


Every $10 provides 50 meals for our neighbors in need.

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All registrations and sponsorships for the event support TAFB programs that feed thousands of hungry people in North Texas every day.


For more information, contact Becky Delaune at 817-857-7132 or by email.

Thank You to Our 2017 Event Sponsors

Gear Up to End Hunger Sponsors 2017


Additional Sponsors

Baylor Scott & White SportsCare

Medical City Alliance


Empire Roofing

Garvey Texas Foundation


Hillwood Properties

Junior League of Fort Worth

Karsten Advisors

Muckleroy & Falls

Monarch Medical Center Apartments

Origin Bank

Premium Waters