Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse
THank you for registering
Thank you for registering for Fort Worth Lynching Tour:
Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse.
We look forward to your participation!
Below are the answers to Frequently Asked Questions and pertinent information that you will need to know prior to the tour.
what i should prepare for?
*Trigger warning: references to racial violence
Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse is a group bike and car tour to sites associated with the 1921 lynching of Fort Worth resident Mr. Fred Rouse.
Please bear in mind: Fort Worth Lynching Tour: Honoring the Memory of Mr. Fred Rouse relates a history of oppression, violence, and trauma in Fort Worth, Texas. The age of young participants is at the discretion of the parent/guardian.
How do I redeem my free rental from Fort Worth BikeSharing?
Bikes can be picked up from the Fort Worth Bike Sharing truck at 12:30pm before each tour at the meeting point -
Please register for your bike via the free Fort Worth Bike Sharing bike app BCycle:
Use promo code 122020APP to create an account and enter your credit card information to guarantee return of the bicycle. If anyone wishing to rent a bicycle does not have a credit card, they can sign a paper waiver on site.
This is a “no drop” tour, which means that no one will be left behind. The speed of the rides will be slow-to-moderate and participant rental bikes will all be electric bikes, which participants can toggle on/off as they wish.
Please note that helmets are required whether you rent a bike or bring your own.
Fort Worth Bike Sharing will be able to provide some sanitized helmets; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Don’t forget to come 30 minutes early to secure your bike and get it fitted!
All bicycles are the same size with adjustable seats. Someone will be on hand to help you size your bicycle properly, if needed. Fort Worth Bike Sharing bicycles are ideally meant to be ridden by people at least 60” (5 feet). For youth, rental is at the discretion of parents/guardians.
Can you tell me more about the tour timing?
All tours begin at 1:00pm sharp.
Car tour participants, please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the tour in order to complete the check-in process.
Bike rental participants, it is critical that you arrive 30 minutes before the tour so you can be properly fitted for your bike.
Anticipate 3 hours for the car tour, and 3.5 hours for the bike tour.
What COVID-19 protocols are in place for the tour?
FWLT Staff and Volunteers will provide masks, hand sanitizer, wipes, and gloves for all participants who want or need them. A PPE sanitation station will be available at the beginning of the tour and FWLT Volunteers will carry PPE supplies as well as medical kits during the tour.
Masks and social distancing are required to participate in the tour. Out of care and concern for other tour participants, volunteers, leaders, and staff, please stay home if you are experiencing any symptoms or fever.
What support staff will
accompany us on the tour?
FWLT Staff and Volunteers will observe social distancing guidelines and will escort the tour group from site to site. FWLT Staff and Volunteers can assist with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Each tour will be accompanied by a Black Mental Health Professional to support you in processing any responses that may arise throughout the tour.
What happens if I need food, water, or a bathroom break on the tour?
Individual bottled water and snacks will be provided for all participants throughout the tour.
Bike tour participants will have the use of restroom facilities on the route through the generosity of Trinity Apartments.
Car tour participants can stop at local businesses to use their facilities. Your tour guide will make recommendations along the way.
What if I’m unable to attend after I register for a ticket?
Please communicate this to our team no later than 24 hours in advance if you are unable to attend the tour.
This will help ensure that participants on the waitlist can access the tour.
Where do we meet?
All FWLT participants should park in the parking lot of the building at
600 E. Exchange Ave., up the stairs from the Stockyards (see map below).
To access the free parking lot:
Approach Niles City Blvd. from NE 23rd Street
Proceed north on Niles City Blvd
Turn left through the large white metal gate (look for the volunteer with a neon yellow FWLT shirt who will let you in)
You will have in and out parking privileges.