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New Belgium’s Tour de Fat 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

New Belgium’s Tour de Fat’s bikes, costumes, music and philanthropy is coming back! The event kicks off with a costumed bicycle parade that winds through Golden Gate Park followed by eclectic entertainment from musical acts to yo-yo performers, bike contests and even vaudeville acts. It’s part of a ten-city tour hosted by New Belgium Brewing and all of the money raised during the day goes directly to the SF Bicycle Coalition and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council! Photos from 2014

It takes nearly 200 SF Bicycle Coalition member-volunteers to help make this big event a success: Are you one of them? You should be! Volunteers help with every aspect of the event: raising tents, leading the parade, parking bikes, pouring beer and more. Get in on the fun and get a free drink token as a thank you. Find out more and sign up to volunteer

Free Beer with SF Bicycle Coalition Membership
Support better bicycling all year long! Join or renew your membership to the SF Bicycle Coalition between September 1 and 19 and get a free beer at Tour de Fat! If you join or renew your membership online or at the event, we’ll have a beer token waiting for you at the orange SF Bicycle Coalition tent. Already a member? Get a friend to join at the event and get a beer token for you both! Join or Renew

2015 Tour de Fat Lineup!
10:00-11:00AM – Parade Registration
11:00AM – Parade Launch
12:00-5:00PM – Revivalation!

***Main Stage***
11:50AM – Fashion Show
12:00PM – The Reals
1:10PM – Slow Mo Show
1:30PM – Slow Ride
2:10PM – Dance Contest
2:40PM – Car For Bike Trade
2:50PM – SSSSnake
4:00PM – Nahko and Medicine for the People

***Stage Stage Variety***
12:00PM – Superfriends Variety Hour
3:10PM – Superfriends Variety Hour

***Le Tigre Circus Tent***
11:15PM – Marnie Sams Muffin Show (Kids Show)
11:50PM – The Other One
12:20PM – Fire Leopard
1:10PM – The Kroup
2:00PM – Yo-Yo Time Machine
2:30PM – Honeymoon Cabaret
3:30PM – The Other One
4:20PM – Etiquette Show

TdF_Car_TraderBe a Car Trader
Have 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 SF Bicycle Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. More Car Trader Details

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 fundraiser? All proceeds from beer sales will benefit the SF 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 with 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!

Many of the main shows and acts will be accessible in sign language via interpretation.


Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park
1000 John F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco, CA United States
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