"New Braunfels-based Rockin' R River Rides, which provided some mesh bags and other equipment for Thursday's(July 2010), will make a fact-finding trip next week to explore the viability of setting up tubing along the Trinity."Keep in mind this article was from about a year ago, but the idea is a great possibility for the city of Fort Worth to create jobs. The tubing industry in the San Marcos/New Braunfels area has flourished and tons of tourists come every summer to float the river and have a great time. Why couldn't Fort Worth's Trinity serve as the same type of entertainment and revenue gainer? The first bump in the road is that people, at least in the Metroplex, view the Trinity as a dirty and polluted river not a prime float site. But if the popularity can exceed the assumptions we may see a major floating industry pop up in Fort Worth which can create a lot of revenue for the area. If tubing the Trinity takes off what effect would that have on the San Marcos/New Braunfels market?
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tube the Trinity?
In an article from August 2010 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, writer Bill Hanna claims that a tubing industry may open up along the Trinity River as early as this coming summer in 2011. A provisional trial run was made and the guinea pigs who did the test run were more than enthused about the possibility of a tubing industry being set up on the Trinity.