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.
Aug 12, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This Tour de Fat supports the following non-profit organizations:
The mission of the Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association The funds generated from Tour de Fat are used to build and maintain approximately 63 miles of trail, support the Boise Young Riders Development Squad, fund the SWIMBA Bike School for kids and riding skills classes for our members. More information can be found at https://www.swimba.org/
The mission of the Boise Bicycle Project is to be a community-oriented cooperative that promotes the personal, social and environmental benefits of bicycling. BBP functions as a bicycle recycling center as well as an educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education and access to affordable refurbished bicycles BBP strives to build a stronger bicycling community. The funds generated from Tour de Fat have made it possible to hire a new Development Director Extraordinaire, who will help create countless opportunities for BBP to engage the community. More information can be found at http://www.boisebicycleproject.org/
The mission of the Treasure Valley Cycling Association is to raise awareness that bicycling is a healthful, economical, and practical mode of transportation; and ensure that people of all ages can ride bicycles competently, safely and lawfully. We are gathering the knowledge and experience of local bicyclists in order to help the Treasure Valley be a community whose citizens understand the importance of bicycling and whose elected and appointed officials recognize the rights and needs of bicyclists for the sake of community well-being. More information can be found at http://www.biketreasurevalley.org/