Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring humankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort Collins, Colorado, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.
Join thousands of your friends for a costumed bike parade and nationally touring and locally loved musical acts, peppered with interactive fun like a 1,000 Person Dance Contest (to win a bike!) a Slow Ride competition (how slow can you go?), and the inspirational car-for-bike swapper series in which brave souls hand over their car keys and commit to commute by bike. (Interested? Apply to be a Car for Bike Trader now.)
We’ll see you for bikes, beer and bemusement. In the meantime, read the Tour de Fat 10 Commandments.
What: Tour de Fat is more than an event; it’s a rite of passage that includes a costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, eye-popping entertainment, local food, crazy bike contests and much more. Last year, the Fort Collins Tour de Fat stop had approximately 15,000 attendees and raised more than $52,000 for local nonprofits.
Where: Old Town Fort Collins/New Belgium
When: Parade Registration: 9:00 a.m.; Ride Times: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.; Entertainment: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: Free; suggested donation of $5 or more
More Information: http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/cities/fort-collins-co.aspx