WHAT IS THE CAR/BIKE TRADE?
Itâs when one fortunate soul hands over their car, title and keys
to the Tour de Fat altar in exchange for a bike. Not just any bike,
a New Belgium, fully-loaded, hand-crafted, Fort Collins-built
commuter bike from Black Sheep Bikes. Thereâs 11 Tour de Fat stops â surely
one near you â and thatâs 11 car/bike trade opportunities.
Itâs about weaning yourself off the petroleum teat. Itâs about
not paying $4.00+ for a gallon of gas. Itâs about rediscovering
the cultural thrill of sustainable transportation.
WHO CAN DO IT?
You! (Maybe). By agreeing to trade your polluting car for a new bike
and committing to sparkle-motion, human-powered transport on stage at
Tour de Fat, you become an inspiration to the congregation and beyond.
Your vehicular cleansing is filmed, as are your car-free trials and
triumphs over the following year, causing thousands to idolize your
efforts and begin commuting by bike (we hope).
HOW DO I ENTER IMMEDIATELY?
Please put âI wanna trade my car for a bike in (enter city name here)â
in the subject line. and tell us about why you would so blatantly turn you back on car culture. Tell us about your car...your good times and sad. And tell us about your hopes and fears about trying this.
1. Create a video of two minutes or less with your story, desire to
be car-free and the car you will be trading.
2. Upload it to YouTube.com
3. Email the link to your video to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember to put âI wanna trade my car for a bike in (City Name)â in the
WHEN DO I KNOW IF IâM THE CHOSEN ONE?
We will contact one lucky car trader in each city prior to each Tour de Fat show. You must attend the Tour de Fat for which you entered and be on stage in the closing ceremony as we drive your
car away to benefit a nonprofit. And, of course, publicly celebrate your outstanding commitment.
Good luck, Enter early and often!