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Tour de Fat

Time: July 11, 2015 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Palmer Square
Street: Kedzie Ave and Palmer Ct.
City/Town: Chicago
Website or Map:…
Event Type: social, festival
Organized By: Michael Young
Latest Activity: Jul 10, 2015

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Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring mankind’s greatest invention. Born in Fort 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.

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.

Two music stages and lots of live entertainment keep the whole family entertained.

Tour de Fat donates the proceeds to West Town Bikes.

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Comment by Michael Young on July 10, 2015 at 12:14pm

The parade kicks off at 11AM, get there 15+ minutes earlier to register.  It's a slow cruise through the neighborhood led by Alex Wilson and the Tour de Fat Carnies.  Music and other performances start early and go through 5PM.

Comment by Tom A.K. on July 9, 2015 at 11:06pm Anti rain video Dance the rain away Rain rain go away

Will there be a "new route surprise" for the parade? Just sayin.
Comment by Andrew Bedno on July 9, 2015 at 2:39pm
Comment by Tom A.K. on July 9, 2015 at 10:28am
The Tour de Fat parade is perhaps the most fun & goofy bike ride of the year. It is an early Saturday morning parade of bikes where costumed(if possible)riders tour the area for about an hour. This is a excellent fun ride for children. Last year's ride was rained out. Please do the anti-rain-dances i've posted below!

11 AM DON'T BE LATE ! Parade/ride starts !
Comment by mweerd on July 9, 2015 at 9:57am

What's the parade?

Comment by Tom A.K. on July 8, 2015 at 10:19am Anti-Rain-Dance This should do it. Maybe. . . .
Comment by Tom A.K. on July 7, 2015 at 1:29pm Anti-Rain-Dance-Video. Extra insurance. . . .
Comment by Tom A.K. on July 6, 2015 at 10:49am Anti-rain-dance-video JUST IN CASE. . . .

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