Tour de Fat Chicago


Grab your tickets and start planning for the Chicago Tour de Fat on July 29, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with The Roots and the Tour de Fat ensemble cast of performers. Ready your eyes and ears for a mix of musicians, circus performers, vaudeville acts, magicians, comedians, and mind-blowing provocateurs. Costumes are highly encouraged (and a mindset to party is mandatory).  Tour de Fat Chicago benefits local non-profit West Town Bikes, so be sure to grab your tix today.

Kids 12 & under accompanied by a parent/guardian are free - tickets are to be picked up at the box office day of show. 

4:00 pm: Festival Opens
4:20 pm:  Fire Leopard 
4:40 pm: Fashion Show
               Great costumes deserve great admiration. The fashion show is open to all who want to show off their Tour de Fat costume on the catwalk.
5:25 pm: Ric Wilson
6:25 pm: SLOW RIDE              

               Race your fellow Tour de Fat-goers in a bike race where the last person to cross the finish line is the winner. The catch: if you put a foot down, you’re out.
7:00 pm: Dance Contest
               Here’s your chance to strut your stuff. The winner walks away with a New Belgium cruiser bike!
7:30 pm:  The Roots
9:00 pm: Curfew

Also featuring Le Tigre Tent:

Le Tigre Venues are made up of  talented vaudevillians, musicians, artists and clowns.  Each show is a jewel in the crown of intimate theatre that draws upon carnival-esqe sideshow adventures. The performances and art displayed are honed by the professionalism that  our cast has from working for such companies as Spiegelworld, Blue Man Group, Cirque Du Soleil, 500 Clown, Mucca Pazza & more.

 *An ASL interpreter will be on site

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Jul 29, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
1300 S Linn White Drive
Chicago, IL


Lyft and New Belgium are partnering to get you to and from Tour de Fat safely. Use the code TOURDEFAT17 to get $5 off of two rides for new Lyft users.  Valid for $5 off each of two rides. New Lyft users only. Max discount per ride is $5. Valid for 30 days after code is applied in app. 


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This Tour de Fat supports the following non-profit organizations:

West Town Bikes

The mission of West Town Bikes to promote bicycling in the city of Chicago, to educate youth with a focus on under-served populations, and to foster and serve Chicago's growing bicycling community. While maintaining headquarters and a workspace in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood, WTB is a city-wide service provider for youth programs in the city of Chicago. The funds generated from Tour de Fat are used to develop the creativity and self-sufficiency of youth from diverse backgrounds through hands-on programs for workforce participation and civic leadership. This includes training young people in entrepreneurial and leadership skills to improve their access to a better quality of life and well-being through healthy lifestyle choices. More information can be found at