To properly kick-start the festival, Tour de Fat begins with a giant bicycle parade that weaves through city streets, idyllic parks, and landmarks. Various music bikes and spontaneous sing-alongs provide the soundtrack for your perfect social ride. Each parade route is designed for people of all skill levels; everyone is welcome and costumes are encouraged - now is the time to bust out your alterego!. The parade is a fundraiser for cycling charities and a $5 suggested donation is requested. Route maps are posted per city page. Ride on? RIGHT ON!