Let's have a quick recap of today's Tour de Fat in Chicago. There was beer (and plenty of it) a MASSIVE bike parade, the world's biggest and best adult high school marching band in Mucca Pazza and a closing set from the one and only Reggie Watts. If that sounds like a fabulous day, well, it's because it was.
Chicago, you came out in force, seeming at times like attendance doubled over 2012. And you know what? It really might've. What we do know for sure is that we raised $26,000 for our nonprofit partner last year. This year that figure ballooned to well over $35,000 (we don't know the exact figure just yet), and all of that goes toward Chicago's own West Town Bikes.
So, everyone, give yourself a pat on the back, because your purchasing of beer and enjoyment of ballyhoo and merriment made a beneficial impact in your community today; it's not too often that claim can be factually correct. And if you can't reach your back, go ahead and sip your beer. Both will make you feel good.
More to come from the Chicago Tour de Fat later this week.
Cheers — Nic The Intern