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Tour de Fat 2016

Time: July 9, 2016 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Palmer Square
City/Town: Chicago, Illinois
Website or Map:…
Event Type: social, fun, social ride, funny bikes, tour de fat, bike celebration
Organized By: New Belgium Brewing
Latest Activity: Jul 8, 2016

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This year marks the 17th season for Tour de Fat, which will travel to 9 cities across the U.S. This day-long festival is free, but the proceeds from beer sales go to local non-profits.

Since its inception, Tour de Fat has raised more than $4 million, and raised over $600,000 last year alone. A celebration of bike culture and advocacy, the Tour de Fat features eclectic entertainment, from musical acts to yo-yo performers, bike contests and even vaudeville acts. 

This year will also include some brewing education and feature a “Bicycle Revival” to inspire festival-goers to believe in the power of two-wheeled transportation.

Special Guests Dr. Dog + Mucca Pazza

 10:00 am - Ride Registration

 11:00 am - Bike Ride  

 12:00 pm - Fashion Showdown  

 12:30 pm - Slow Ride

 1:00 pm – Mucca Pazza

 2:10 pm - The Bike is Right! Game show to win a 2016 New Belgium bike

 3:00 pm - Car For Bike Trade   

 3:40 pm – Dr. Dog

 5:00 pm - Adios Amigos! (curfew)

 6:00 pm - Boiler Room After-Party

Pre-register for the Tour de Fat today to donate and receive a limited edition 2016 Tour de Fat license plate, patch, or sunglasses.

Pre-register here:

(NOTE: All donations benefit our partner NPOs and are final! Sorry, no refunds.)


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Comment by Yasmeen on July 6, 2016 at 2:55pm

I've been asked by a few people if they can buy a t-shirt and/or pint glass and while I've taken the store off-line, if you are going to be at TdF, I am happy to bring prepaid t-shirts and pint glasses with me. So, if you'd like one or more, drop me a private message and I'll let you know how to PayPal me.

T-shirts and pint glasses are on summer special for $10 each. 

Comment by Yasmeen on July 6, 2016 at 11:16am
Ft. Collins, Colo., July 6, 2016 – New Belgium’s Tour de Fat, a traveling celebration of all things bike, is returning to Chicago this Saturday, July 9 and is on the hunt for a car-for-bike swapperEach swapper is awarded a stipend to buy his or her own commuter bike. Potential swappers just need to submit a video explaining why they have what to takes to go car-free and what the new lifestyle would mean to them. Apply at  

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