Tour de Fat 2017: More cities, bigger acts

The Fat Tire Tour de Fat is back for its 18th season and this year without question will be the biggest and boldest yet. 

The traveling philanthropic beer, music, and bike festival will kick off a 33-show season May 20 in Asheville, NC, and wrap up Oct. 7 in Tempe, AZ. 

In addition to greatly expanding the festival’s reach to accommodate more fans, this year’s events will include world-class entertainment by the likes of The Roots, Third Eye Blind, The All-American Rejects, The Naked and Famous, Michael Franti & Spearhead, X-Ambassadors, and many more. 

All events will be ticketed (price varies by city) and tickets will be available in advance online here or at any of the box offices for Tour de Fat venues. New Belgium has raised more than $4.5 million for partnering non-profits since its inception. This summer Tour de Fat hopes to generate more than $600,000 in support of local causes.

In addition to musical headliners, a touring ensemble of artists, cirque performers, and general mayhemists will appear alongside local buskers and street performers. New Belgium Brewing will host a battle of the bands in many cities prior to the event to give local bands the chance to represent their hometown scene.

Tour de Fat Tempe


Grab your tickets and start planning for the Tempe Tour de Fat on October 7, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with Michael Franti & Spearhead 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 Tempe benefits Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours, Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol, so be sure to grab your tix today.

Box Office will open at 12:00 pm on site the day of the show

3:00 PM            Official Doors
3:15 PM            Roaming Sputnik Stage
3:40 PM            Fire Leopard
4:00 PM            Fashion Show
4:20 PM            Sputnik Stage
4:45 PM            Arizona Local Artist Set
5:35 PM            Roaming Sputnik Performances
6:00 PM            Slow Ride
6:25 PM            SSSSnake
6:45 PM            Dance Contest
7:10 PM            Roaming Sputnik Stage
7:45 PM            Michael Franti & Spearhead
9:00 PM            Curfew

Also roaming - The Sputnik Stage

The Worlds First Satellite Stage! Introducing a one-of-a-kind, Vaudeville Nouveau-meets-classic melodrama, Tim Burton-meets-Wile E. Coyote, all-American, one-quarter European, contraption-riddled, character-driven, risk-taking, expectation-breaking, circus-infused, standing-ovation-inducing,  theatrical extravaganza!

** ASL Interpreter will be onsite

Bike parade

We are happy to announce along with our partners at the city of Tempe that there will indeed be a Tour de Fat parade prior to the main event in Tempe this year. The Tempe Special Events Task Force and the Tour de Fat team have landed on an updated parade route that will create maximum parade enjoyment and minimal disruption to local traffic and communities. The city of Tempe continues to be a great partner and proponent of the Tour de Fat and we appreciate everyone’s efforts to make this year’s parade a reality.

Parade registration will be on Mill Avenue from 11 am to 12 pm. The parade will launch from Mill Avenue and 3rd Street at 12 pm and end on Mill Avenue north of University, at Tempe's first-ever Ciclovia event. The street will be closed to traffic and open to bike and walk until 4 pm, with activities and games hosted by Tempe's bike non-profit groups.

Buy tickets


Oct 7, 2017, 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Tempe Beach Park
80 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ


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:

Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Tempe Bicycle Action Group

The mission of the Tempe Bicycle Action Group is to make bicycling a prominent, safe and convenient form of transportation and recreation in Tempe, Arizona and surrounding areas through education, grassroots events, and civic participation. The funds generated from Tour de Fat More information can be found at

Bicycle Saviours

The mission of the Bicycle Saviours is a volunteer-run, non-profit education center devoted to teaching people about bicycle maintenance, building and repair. We operate as a tool share that is completely open to the public. We provide affordable repurposed bikes and parts through the collection of donated, recycled parts from the community. More information can be found at

Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol

The mission of the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol is dedicated volunteers partnering with land managers, landowners and emergency personnel to assist, educate and inform all trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. More information can be found at

Mountain Bike Association of Arizona

The mission of the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona is to promote, protect and preserve the Arizona trail experience through advocacy, education and responsible recreational and competitive mountain biking.  More information can be found at



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.