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Tour de FAT

Thu., Sep. 22 | 6-8pm | The Buck, 1655 Market St @ 12th St [map
Grab a $3 pint of Fat Tire with your friends from the SF Bicycle Coalition & New Belgium Brewery before the beer really starts flowing at the Tour de Fat. We’ve put together the perfect way to end your work day. $3 New Belgium beer specials until 10pm. Enter to win a limited edition 2011 New Belgium Cruiser! The Buck serves bar food and has pool & pinball too. Free valet bike parking provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Sounds like a good way to hang out with bike lovin folks on a Thursday night!It takes a village!

Thanks to over 150 San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member-volunteers who make Tour de Fat happen, from pouring suds, to wristbanding folks, from ride marshalling to break-down. You are the best! Are you one of them?! Get in on the fun on the inside –Volunteer!

Follow Your Folly All Day Long

11am | Bike Parade, 10am Registration – Lindley Meadow at Golden Gate Park.

What is a bike party without a bike ride? The day will be kicked-off with you in your San Francisco best at 10am (Parade registration begins at 10am) for a fun and frolicking ride through Golden Gate Park and beyond! The optional $5 ride donation goes to support the bicycle advocacy work of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. It’ll be a hoot and a holler, we promise.

12-5pm | Afternoon Ballyhoo

Two parts bike rodeo and one part circus, starting at 11am, there will be fire-jumping bike acts, cycling games and live music. from:
The Daredevil Chicken Club
Yo Yo Squared
Free Energy
Extra Action Marching Band

And tasty eats and great beer, of course, and all proceeds go to benefit two great nonprofits: the SF Bicycle Coalition & the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council!

But wait, there’s more!

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While at the park, look for opportunities to wrench on your bike, get your face painted, eat some good food, have a beer and join our cycling circus of sensory splendor. Bring an item of clothing and you can silkscreen it with bikes at the DIY booth.

This is one of the best events in the park in the summer to celebrate BIKES! Don’t miss it.

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 fund raiser? All proceeds from beer sales will benefit the San Francisco 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!)

…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! Thanks to the Clean City Coalition for their help in organizing our recycling and compostables.

More fun than you can believe!

Don’t you worry, there are a few other tricks you have to see to believe, that we’re keeping tucked up our sleeves! The show this year will be great!” – San Francisco Bike Coalition

  •     Tour de Fat encourages everybody to team up and present each city with the most colorful, respectful and creative bike parade ever witnessed. (Hint: No one stands out like the guy who was too cool for a costume!)
  •     Tour de Fat seeks to leave as small an environmental imprint as possible and composts and recycles waste. The waste diversion rate for 2010 was 91 percent.
  •     Tour de Fat is free to attend, but beer and merchandise proceeds go to local cycling non-profits. During its lifespan, Tour de Fat events have raised more than $1.75 million for philanthropy. Last year Tour de Fat raised $331,428.
  •     All musical acts perform on a solar-powered stage decorated with recycled materials; trucks and transport use biofuel sourced from recycled waste oils; and all vendors operate off the grid.
  •     This is a pro-bike celebration, not an anti-car rally…non-cyclists are more than welcome to join the festivities.

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