Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) August 23, 2006
Grab your cruiser bike and slip into your alter-ego - New Belgium’s philanthropic cycling circus, Tour de Fat, is hitting the road for its sixth season! The roadshow series makes its stop in Durango on Saturday, September 16, 2006. The Tour will hit an additional ten cities slated across the West throughout the summer while the entire crew travels on B100 biodiesel fuel.
The Tour de Fat brings together bike enthusiasts and bon vivants of every stripe in an all-out ballyhoo of bikes and beer. Costumes and decorated bikes are the rule as the participants come for a bike parade, good music and entertainment, then stay for the beer.
Amid the hoopla, Tour de Fat also raises money for local charities. It's free to come and play, but if you buy a shirt or beer, all proceeds will go to the San Juan Mountains Association (SJMA). SJMA is a non-profit organization created in 1989 to promote responsible care of natural and cultural resources through education and hands-on involvement. They provide educational programs, publications, interpretive services and volunteer programs/projects.
“The money raised by Tour de Fat supports the continued work we do in southwest Colorado and allows us greater opportunity to expand our outreach and strengthen our programs,” said Gabi Morey, Director of Education and Outreach of SJMA. ” We want our community and visitors alike to experience and enjoy our natural surroundings and walk away with a greater respect and reverence for our lands and the environment.”
Last year, the Durango Tour de Fat attracted more than 1,500 Fat Tire Fanatics and FUNdraised $5,000 for the San Juan Mountains Association. In addition, the Fort Lewis Environmental Center helped the Tour divert more than 85% of the total trash from the landfills and also raised $500.
“Tour de Fat is a hair-raising, high-flying, death-defying show of incredible bike silliness and skill,” said Chris Winn, Event Evangelist. “You come out to the park, hang out with your friends, ride bikes and drink a little beer. At the end of the day, you’ve done your community some good just by having fun.”
What: Tour de Fat
When: Saturday, September 16
Where: 12th and Main
Time: 11:00 a.m. – Cruiser Bike Parade; 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Bands and Beer
Bring: Your bike, the wildest costume you can put together, a smile and your happiest attitude ever!
MarchFourth Marching Band
Check ‘em out at http://www.marchfourthmarchingband.com and make it a date!
Another mind-blowing act to be announced…
The Handsome Little Devils (http://www.handsomelittledevils.com/)
These media darlings are no small production. Check out their site and then come see them in action.
The Yard Dogs Road Show (http://www.yarddogsroadshow.com)
A traveling cabaret that brings the old-fashioned circus with burlesque and theater and fuses it with today’s pop culture.
All of this and bikes, too? ONLY at Tour de Fat.
Can’t join us in Durango? Here are the other Tour de Fat Dates for the 2006 “cycle”:
July 8: Frisco, CO
July 22: San Francisco, CA
July 29: Truckee, CA
Aug. 12: Seattle, WA
Aug. 19: Portland, OR
Aug. 26: Boise, ID
Sept. 2: Missoula, MT
Sept. 23: Fort Collins, CO
Sept. 30: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct. 21: Tempe, AZ
For more information on Tour de Fat, please visit http://www.newbelgium.com.
About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U.S., New Belgium produces six year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit http://www.newbelgium.com.