Fall head over wheels for these artistic shared bikes

Fort Worth Bike Sharing has unveiled the full set of #FWBikesy bikes created by artist Gerald Bell.


Hop on one of the #FWBikesy creations by artist Gerald Bell.

Photo by @keith_hollins, courtesy of Fort Worth Bike Sharing

Fort Worth Bike Sharing has debuted a new set of bikes — and they’re wheely cool. Designed by local artist Gerald Bell, the 13 painted bikes are part of the #FWBikesy initiative.

Quick backpedal

The first two bikes — a seafoam green frame covered in flowers called “Pedal Pusher” and a sleek black bike called “Catnapper” — launched off the blocks in the fall of 2022.

Every couple months for the last year and a half, a new creation was put into circulation, dotting the 62 bike sharing stations with artistic two-wheelers.


The #FWBikesy bikes can be found at Fort Worth Bike Sharing stations around town.

Photo by @keith_hollins, courtesy of Fort Worth Bike Sharing

Final lap

The thirteenth and final bike of the set — a cream-colored frame featuring fun fruits, entitled “Avocados (eat me)” — will be released during a closing show at Gallery 440 in the Near Southside.

Stop by on Thursday, March 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. during the newly returning Third Thursday art walk. Or attend the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s Spring Gallery Night on Saturday, March 23, 12-9 p.m. to see the bikes and grab limited-edition swag.

Plus, take in some of Bell’s other multi-media work, ranging from Andy Warhol-inspired screen prints to comic book-style creations to neon spray paint on linen.


Kick your spring fitness into gear with a ride on “Dear John.”

Photo by @keith_hollins, courtesy of Fort Worth Bike Sharing

Keeping pace

The release of the final bike is no reason to downshift on this initiative. The colorful bikes have been integrated into the 370-bike fleet. If you spot one, hop on and snap a photo. Tag #FWBikesy to get a commemorative t-shirt from Fort Worth Bike Sharing.

Pro tip: This is a great way to participate in the local art scene, support small businesses + get creative. We suggest riding the white and pink “Baker’s Dozen” bike to Dreamboat Donuts in PS1200 + having a photo shoot with your plant-based treat and donut-covered transportation.

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