If you like dressing freaky, riding bikes, listening to great bands, and drinking beer, then don’t miss Tour de Fat! New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and other award-winning beers, is bringing the 14th annual Tour de Fat back to San Francisco on Saturday, September 21st in Golden Gate Park and it's FREE.
Yes, you will enjoy eclectic entertainment and stellar beer, but you will also be helping local bicycle nonprofits (San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council) raise funds. The event is free, yet all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants will help make San Francisco a better place to ride a bike. Last year, approximately 5,000 people came to the festival and raised more than $32,600 for local nonprofits.
To properly kick-start the festival, Tour de Fat begins with a giant bicycle parade that weaves through city streets. Each parade route is designed for people of all skill levels; everyone is welcome and colorful costumes are encouraged.
For the rest of the afternoon, the stages in Golden Gate Park heat up with world-class acts. Headlining is the Oakland-bassed, genre-fusing Beats Antique, as well as the one and only The Moth – True Stories Told Live! Check out the full schedule HERE!
Kids of all ages can ride funky bikes, eat delicious fare, relax in the grass, and participate in games and activities such as the Thousand Person Dance Contest, which will determine the winner of a 2013 New Belgium Cruiser Bike. Everyone 21 and older can sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium.