Tour de Fat 2013
Sat., Sept 21, 10am-5pm | Lindley Meadow, GG Park
New Belgium’s Tour de FatSat., Sep. 21 | 10am-5pm (parade registration at 10am) | Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park
Oil your bike chains and don your capes, crowns, tutus and tuxedos! Tour de Fat is going to be a hoot and holler when it rolls back to San Francisco on Saturday, September 21st at Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park. The ballyhoo of bikes & beer is sponsored by the New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of the acclaimed Fat Tire beer.
It takes a village!
Thanks to over 150 San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member-volunteers who make Tour de Fat happen, from pouring beers to marshalling the bike parade. Are you one of them?! Get in on the fun on the inside, and get a free Tour de Fat t-shirt and beer token as a thank you. Volunteer!
Let us treat your first beer!
We'll have a beer token waiting for you at the orange SF Bicycle Coalition tent if you:
Follow Your Folly All Day Long
2013 Lineup11am: Danger Zone Parade Launch
12pm: Scot Nery Show
12:30pm: Honeymoon Cabaret
1:15pm: Slow Ride
1:30pm: The Moth True Stories
2:15pm: Stunt Pepper Dance Contest
2:40pm: YoYo People
3:30pm: Car for Bike Trade
4:00pm: Beats Antique
11am | Bike Parade, 10am Registration
What is a bike party without a bike ride? The day will be kicked-off with you in your San Francisco best at 11am (parade registration begins at 10am) for a fun and frolicking ride through Golden Gate Park and beyond! The optional $5 ride donation goes to support the bicycle advocacy work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. It'll be a hoot and a holler, we promise.
12-5pm | Afternoon Ballyhoo
Two parts bike rodeo and one part circus, starting at 11am, there will be fire-jumping bike acts, cycling games and live music. Stay tunned for exciting 2013 entertainment announcements!
But wait, there's more!
This is one of the best events in the park in the summer to celebrate BIKES! Don't miss it.
Free! Free! Free!
Now we know what you are thinking...how much is this grand fete going to cost me? The answer is nothing! We are all about FREE! So...how is this a fund raiser? All proceeds from beer sales will benefit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. We'll bring the beer and you just bring your bike! (FREE Valet bike parking provided--of course!)
What about families and dogs?There are plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy so bring the lil' ones out with you! There will be a lot of people drinking beer, but this is not a beer festival and we try to keep it very family friendly! Dogs are welcome, but as will any large public event, please only bring pawed pals with a lot of experience at loud crowded events.
...And it's Eco-tastic!
Tour de Fat is proud to be a model of total self-sustainability in the form of an all solar/b100 biodiesel fueled event; we collect about 300 pounds of compost, 70 pounds of recycling, and last year, had only 12 pounds of trash generated by 6,500 attendees! Now THAT is a green event!
More fun than you can believe!
Don't you worry, there are a few other tricks you have to see to believe, that we're keeping tucked up our sleeves! Tour de Fat this year is going to be great!
Car-Bike SwapHave you been thinking about ditching your car? Do it for the Tour de Fat and win $2,250 to create the bicycle ride of your dreams! One lucky winner (it could be you!) will become the center of the show as he or she gets up on stage, hands over their car keys, and pledges to live one year car-free. Vehicles for Charity will auction the cars, with proceeds benefitting local cycling organizations. More details