Oh Twin Cities, how I love them so.
Technically the Tour de Fat is held in Minneapolis, which — despite being the coldest major city in the U.S. — has one of the country's most active and dedicated cycling scenes. People are super friendly everywhere you go, and Prince is from Minneapolis. There are more reasons to love the Twin Cities, but I doubt you need them; I just laid out a strong case.
For obvious (and already substantiated) reasons we love coming here. The 2013 Twin Cities Tour de Fat suffered from some not-so-dry weather, and I'm happy to say this year was sunny, warm and beautiful. At least 4,000 craft beer-drinking cyclists turned out (the real number is likely higher, but we won't have that info until next week,) and they raised almost $40,000 for our nonprofit partners Midtown Greenway Coalition, Minneapolis Off Road Cycling Advocates, and Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota.
So all and all I'd say it was a pretty great day, especially for cycling in the Twin Cities. I'll try and get some more photos up next week, but for now I'll leave you with a few from today's events.
Cheers — Nic The Intern