You did it!
“The perfect summer day brought a noticeable increase in participation this year at the
Tour de Fat in Durham. Every penny raised is going to help make Durham and the
entire state of North Carolina a better place to ride a bicycle,” said Bill Bussy from
NCATA. “The North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance plans to use some of the
money raised to host our second North Carolina Bicycle Summit in mid-October.”
A highlight of every Tour de Fat stop is the car-for-bike swap where one person
commits to commute by bike for the next year. Jonathan Eyer is this year’s swapper
“Immersing myself into a car-free biking lifestyle and community will be an incredible
opportunity and adventure for me. I've been driving all of my adult life but I'm excited
about the possibility of experiencing the world from a different angle,” shared Eyer. “I
know that living with only a bicycle will be a big change for me and it's going to be
challenging at times, but challenges are what make life exciting. Plus, bicycling while I
carry a 50-pound bag of cat food will give me great calves.”
Together we raised over $20,000 and grew the event by almost 40%!
Beneficiaries: The North Carolina Active Transportation Alliance (NCATA), Triangle
Spokes Group and Durham Bike Co-op (thanks for the great tour this year DBC!)
Possible new beer idea: Cheerwine Shandy? Red #6 aside, it's delicious!