The SouthSide Bike Ride is an annual event that the Fort Worth Police Department Bike Support Group puts on to support the bicycle officers of the Fort Worth Police Department. All proceeds from the event go to purchase special uniforms, equipment, fund special training necessary for bicycle officers to perform their jobs effectively, and to recognize officers. The increase in interest for bicycle officers to be placed in various neighborhoods and areas of the city has translated into a need for substantial increase in funding to continue these efforts. Mayor Betsy Price, an avid cycling enthusiast, joins with the bike officers from the FWPD and interested citizens from the community on a ride through the south side of town. This is a family friendly event and lots of fun! It is a great opportunity for citizens from the community to meet local officials, including the chief of police, and police officers.