We've got some great news about Tour de Fat, and we wanted to tell you first.
Now in its 17th season, Tour de Fat is coming back to Tempe!
Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Ft. 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.
This year, we're very excited to announce that Dr. Dog will be performing at the Tempe Tour de Fat. In order to maintain crowd size and the intimacy of a Tour de Fat experience, we are moving to a $10 ticketed event for the show. We feel it’s a smokin’ deal for a full day of Tour de Fat fun and a concert in the park. ALL proceeds of beer sales will benefit local bicycling charities.
Opening each show with a costumed bike parade through the host city, Tour de Fat celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their inner-cyclist and ride the streets as a rolling carnival of creativity. The festival also features a celebration of the inspirational car-for-bike swapper series in which brave souls hand over their car keys as a commitment to commute by bike.
The car-for-bike program is what gives Tour de Fat its deeper meaning as people make a life-changing commitment. Anyone is welcome to be a swapper - whether you’re an avid cyclist or just starting to rekindle your love for the bike. We can’t wait to meet more good people willing to forgo four wheels for two.
Special Guests: Dr Dog + Esmé Patterson + The Kolars
10:00 am - Ride Registration
11:00 am - Bike Ride
12:00 pm - Fashion Showdown
12:30pm - The Kolars
1:30 pm - Slow Ride
1:50 pm - Esmé Patterson
3:00 pm - The Bike is Right! Game show to win a 2016 New Belgium bike
3:20pm ****SPUTNIK @ MAIN STAGE****
3:40 pm - Car For Bike Trade
3:50 pm - Dr. Dog
5:00 pm - Adios Amigos! (curfew)
Sign Language Interpretation Provided – Check at info booth day of show for more info
-Is there an entrance fee?
Yes, there is a $10.00 ticket for this event. Order tickets via Eventbrite:
-What are the general associated costs – food and beverage
Beers $5, food $10 to $15
-Is there a cost associated with the entertainment?
Yes, there is a $10.00 ticket for this event.
-Are kids allowed?
Tour de Fat is Family Friendly, however there may be few costumes that spark a conversation or two with an inquisitive little one! We set up a “Kid’s Area 51” that includes the jungle gym and some fun little bikes and games. The STAGE Stage is also a great place to bring the little ones. That stage will have Circus-style performances from Jugglers, YoYo Guy and other fun interactive performers.
-Are dogs allowed?
We LOVE dogs, we really do…however we encourage people to make the best decision for their animals. It can be a really long, hot, crowded day with little shade to come but, typically a rough experience for the pups.
-Will there be bike parking?
Available at all venues
-Can I vend at the event/booth space
We do not offer any outside vending opportunities at this time!