IPMBA Annual Conference

Location and Logistics

29th Annual IPMBA Conference | April 8-13, 2019 | Fort Worth, Texas

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Historic Hilton Downtown Fort Worth, 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102


Historic Hilton Downtown Fort Worth, 815 Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102

Experience “a moment in time, a place in history" at Hilton Fort Worth in downtown Fort Worth, the scene of 35th President John F. Kennedy’s final address on the morning of November 22, 1963.  This elegant landmark hotel is just a few yards from Sundance Square where you can enjoy outdoor concerts and popular restaurants. The Fort Worth Cultural District, the Stockyards area and Tarrant County College are just minutes away.  Also nearby are the Fort Worth Zoo, Bass Hall, Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, the Federal Building, and the Botanical Garden. The world-famous Texas Motor Speedway, which features NASCAR and IRL races, is an easy 20-minute drive, as is AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Take the train to Dallas; the Trinity Railway Express is within walking distance. There you can explore the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, or the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Click here for more information about nearby attractions.  

On-site dining options include Starbucks, the Skylight Court Bar, the Cafe Texas, and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.  Wi-Fi is free in guest rooms and public areas.  There is no self-parking; valet parking is $30/$45 (oversized vehicles) per day.  Daily (commuter) parking is $20 per day.  Rates do not include taxes.  There is no airport shuttle service, but the TRE links DWF Airport to downtown Fort Worth.  

Rate:  $169 (single/double); $179 (triple); $189 (quad) + 17% taxes + $0.81 tourism fee per night.  To reserve a room, call 817-870-2100 and reference Group Code PMBA, or book online.  The rate is applicable April 4-14, as long as rooms are available.  The cut-off date is March 7, 2019.  If you encounter any difficulties reserving a room online, please CALL the hotel.  The reservations agent will have greater flexibility to assist you in securing a room for your desired dates.      

Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown, 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth TX  76102

Rate:  $164 (single/double) + 17% taxes + .81 tourism fee per night.  To reserve a room, call 888-627-8556 and ask for the International Police Mountain Bike Association's group rate of $164 or book online.  The cut-off date is March 18, 2019.  If you encounter any difficulties reserving a room online, please CALL the hotel.  The reservations agent will have greater flexibility to assist you in securing a room for your desired dates.  Parking is $28 per day for valet and $22 per day for self-park.  


By Air

Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Airport, approximately 20 miles/30 minutes from the Hilton, is served by Aero Mexico, Air Canada, Alaska, American, Avianca, British Airways, Cayman, Delta, Emirates, Frontier, Iceland, Interjet, Japan, Jet Blue, Korean, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar, Spirit, Sun Country, Volaris, and WOW.  With nearly 1900 flights daily, it offers non-stop flights and easy connections through many major US hubs.  Dallas Love Field, approximately 35 miles/50 minutes from the Hilton, is served by Alaska, Delta, Southwest, and Virgin America.  

Shuttle Service 
Shuttle service from DFW Airport only will be provided by the host agency.  You MUST register in advance for shuttle service (arrival and departure) on the 2019 IPMBA Conference Airport Shuttle page.  The Hilton does not offer airport shuttle service.  Check the airport websites for ground transportation options, including shuttles, taxi, and rail. 

By Auto
Downtown Fort Worth is located at intersection of I-30 and I-35W.  It is within 500 miles of Austin, Corpus Christi, Jackson MS, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis, New Orleans, Roswell NM, and San Antonio.  

Parking (valet only) at the Hilton is $30 per day for guests, $20 per day for commuters, and $45 per day for oversized vehicles.  Rates do not include taxes and are subject to change.  Parking at the Sheraton is $28 per day for valet and $22 per day for self-park. 

Bike Shipping

IPMBA has partnered with BikeFlights for bicycle shipping services.  BikeFlights also offers instructions on how to securely pack a bicycle for shipping.  Visit How to Pack A Bicycle for Shipping.  The following shipping options are available.  

Premier Bike Adventures/"The Shop"

Contact:  Joshua Turman.  Phone:  817-308-7793; Email:  premierbikeadventures@gmail.com.  You must contact the bike shop in advance via phone, email, or PayPal to make arrangements for shipping and remit payment.  Do not just ship your bike.  
Package Includes:  Storage, assembly and adjustment, delivery to and pick-up from conference site, disassembly, and packing.  Printing a return label when scheduling your shipment via UPS or FEDEX or arranging shipping via Bike Flights is required.  
Cost:  $125 NOT including return shipping.  Bicycles will be repacked in the packaging in which they arrive.  Attach your name and contact information to the frame.  Do not ship personal items with the bike.  
Shipping Address:  Calculate the shipping time on the website of your preferred carrier and time the shipment so your bike arrives more than three business days prior to the event start date.  We recommend building in two extra days to account for unexpected delays.  Any bikes received three days or closer to the event may be subject to a rush fee of $75. 

Ship to: 

29th Annual IPMBA Conference
c/o Premier Bike Adventures/The Shop
200 South Walnut Road, Suite 104
Mansfield TX  76063

Arrival Date:  [DATE YOU WILL ARRIVE in Fort Worth so your bike build can be prioritized]. 

If you are staying at the Hilton and wish to ship your bike to yourself for self-assembly, ship to the below address.  It is your responsibility to contact the hotel to enquire about shipping policies and package fees.

Hilton Fort Worth
Attn: YOUR NAME (Guest)
815 Main Street
Fort Worth TX  76102

Hold for:  YOUR NAME

Bike Rentals

To be Announced


Fort Worth Fun Facts...

  • Originally settled in 1849 as an army outpost, it was one of eight forts assigned to protect settlers from Indian attacks.
  • 16th largest city in the United States, with a population of 815,238 (2015 estimate)
  • Youngest city in Texas, with an average age of 31.5
  • Home to the longest-running stock show and rodeo in the country
  • Hosts the world's only twice-daily cattle drive and rodeo in the Stockyards National HIstoric District
  • The Fort Worth Police Department has worn only five badges; the current one was adopted in 1912.
  • In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered his last public speech before leaving for Dallas. 
  • The Texas Motor Speedway is one of the largest racing facilities in the country, with seating for 155,000 spectators. 
  • Bonnie and Clyde used to hide out in the historic Stockyards Hotel. 
  • The Fort Worth Zoo (1909) was the first zoo in Texas. 
  • The Stockyards Museum houses the Palace Theatre Light Bulb, which has been burning since September 21, 1908. 
  • 60% of the US's paper currency is printed at the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Western Currency Facility. 
  • The Texas Civil War Museum houses the largest private Civil War collection west of the Mississippi. 
  • Famous Fort Worthians include:
    • Leon Bridges, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter
    • T-Bone Burnett, singer/songwriter, producer
    • Van Cliburn, acclaimed pianist
    • Ornette Coleman, jazz legend
    • Kelly Clarkson, singer/songwriter
    • John Denver, singer/songwriter
    • Pat Green, singer/songwriter
    • Bill Paxton, actor
    • Ginger Rogers, dancer, actress, movie star
    • Luke Wade, singer/songwriter

Get ready to Visit Fort Worth