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Tour de Fat 2013: let's revisit the fun times

Tour de Fat recap

It's been a bit since we last talked about the Tour de Fat. Since then, many a leaf has fallen, the first snow of the season accumulated on the ground here at the Mothership and I started wearing puffy jackets and wool hats. The sunny weather (and corresponding sunburns) of Tour de Fat seem far in the distant past ...

But they're not. The Tour wrapped only a few weeks ago, and today I'm excited to share with you some of the more tangible reasons why this season was awesome. There are less tangible reasons (pure joy being just one of them), but they are much more difficult to interpret into a numerical representation of awesomeness.

Look, a bunch of sweet shots from the 2013 Tour de Fat season.

The carnies have been crunching receipts and wristbands for the past couple weeks, and have good news. The Tour de Fat officially raised $535,925 for cycling nonprofits. That translates into a whole lot of bike-centered resources for the 12 cities the TdF stopped in this year, and it's all thanks to you. So, you know, thanks!

In addition, total attendance for all 12 stops is estimated at 97,500, and the average waste diversion rate was 85 percent. Not bad, if you ask me. So thanks for the great season everyone. There's nothing quite like drinking in the name of philanthropy, and I'm proud to report that you are superb at doing just that.

But maybe you'd like to know the figures for YOUR town/city — fear not, that information is below:

Atlanta, GA – May 11 

  • Total Funds Raised: $15,415 (up $9,185 from 2012)    
  • Attendees: 2,500 (up 1,500 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 300 (up 100 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 85%
Washington DC – June 1 
  • Total Funds Raised: $35,583 (up $14,673 from 2012)
  • Attendees: 4,500 (up 2,000 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 500 (up 187 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 85%
Durham, NC – June 15 
  • Total Funds Raised: $20,009 (up $3,966 from 2012) 
  • Attendees: 3,000 (up 800 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 1,000 (up 250 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 87%
Nashville, TN – June 22 
  • Total Funds Raised: $34,687 (up $16,008 from 2012)
  • Attendees: 5,000 (up 2,750 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 1,500 (up 750 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 85%
Chicago, IL – July 13
  • Total Funds Raised: $40,476 (up $13,940 from 2012) 
  • Attendees: 8,000 (up 3,500 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 1,100 (up 350 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 84%
Minneapolis, MN – July 27
  • Total Funds Raised: $23,658 (up $3,905 from 2012)  
  • Attendees: 3,000
  • Parade Attendance: 800
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 92%
Boise, ID – August 17
  • Total Funds Raised: $55,019 (up $5,344 from 2012)
  • Attendees: 7,500 (up 1,000 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 6,000 (up 1,000 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 75%
Ft. Collins, CO – August 31 – Most Money Raised and Largest Attendance 
  • Total Funds Raised: $90,000 (up $10,943 from 2012)
  • Attendees: 25,000 (up 4,000 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 25,000 (up 4,000 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 80%
Denver, CO – September 7
  • Total Funds Raised: $77,017 (up $5,563 from 2012)
  • Attendees: 15,000 (up 4,000 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 11,000 (up 1,000 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 86%
San Francisco, CA – September 21 
  • Total Funds Raised: $16,574  
  • Attendees: 3,000
  • Parade Attendance: 159
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 85%
San Diego, CA – September 28
  • Total Funds Raised: $41,486 (up $11,152 from 2012)
  • Attendees: 6,000 (up 2,500 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 2,000 (up 900 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 87%
Tempe, AZ – October 5 
  • Total Funds Raised: $86,000
  • Attendees: 15,000 (up 5,000 from 2012)
  • Parade Attendance: 8,000 (up 3,000 from 2012)
  • Waste Diversion Rate: 87%

Cheers — Nic The Intern