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.
Sep 2, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This Tour de Fat supports the following non-profit organizations:
The mission of Bike Fort Collins is to unite Northern Colorado in building a world class community, committed to cycling for transportation, recreation, and social good. The funds generated from Tour de Fat are instrumental in the work of Bike Fort Collins which is to increase the number of bicyclists in Northern Colorado by addressing the areas of transportation equity, safe infrastructure, and development of an Active Living Plan. More information can be found at http://bikefortcollins.org/
The mission of the Overland Mountain Bike Club is to promote the active, healthy sport of mountain biking by providing education and assistance to all trail users, and by working to build and maintain quality, sustainable trails that enhance the mountain biking experience. The funds generated from Tour de Fat goes to support a wide range programs, events and advocacy efforts that directly benefit the mountain biking, cycling and trail using communities in our region. More information can be found at http://overlandmtb.org/
The mission of the Ft. Collins Bike CO-OP is building community through bicycling. The funds generated from Tour de Fat were used to significantly improve the property recently purchased by the Fort Collins Bike Co-op and includes expanding the workspace, increase accessibility for customers and expand our Earn-A-Bike program to give out more bikes to the underserved population in our community. More information can be found at http://fcbikecoop.org/
The mission of the Ciclismo Youth Foundation is to promote, advocate and create youth cycling opportunities in our community. More information can be found at http://ciclismoyouthfoundation.org/