The Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing's "traveling celebration of all things bicycle." They are kicking off their 12th national tour with a new stop in - you guessed it - Durham. This is a big feather in the cap of our cycling community, and it groups us in with the likes of Minneapolis, San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin.
The Tour de Fat will be held this Saturday, June 25 at the American Tobacco Campus, and will include a costumed bike parade, live entertainment, food/beer, and a variety of bicycle contests. The Tour is free to attend, with beer and merchandise proceeds go to local cycling non-profits, including:
Performers will include:
Date: Saturday, June 25
New Belgium will also offer their "Car for Bike Trade" contest. From their website:
By agreeing to trade your polluting car for a new bike and committing to sparkle motion & human-powered transport, on stage at Tour de Fat, you become an inspiration to the congregation and beyond. Go to the New Belgium Tour de Fat Facebook page, click on Events, and on your city of choice, upload video (2 minutes or less, please), photo or written word. Also, please shoot an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade Registration: 9am
Ride Times: 10-11am
Location: Diamond View Park at the American Tobacco Campus