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 Washington D.C.

What

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Washington Tour de Fat on July 22, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with Vintage Trouble 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 D.C. benefits local non-profits Washington Area Bicycle Association, Black Women Bike DC, Phoenix Bikes, and Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, so be sure to grab your tix today.

12:00 pm Box Office will open on site

 4:00 PM - Doors Open
 4:15 PM - Le Tigre - YoYo People
 4:20 PM - Fire Leopard
 4:40 PM - Fashion Show
                  Great costumes deserve great admiration. The fashion show is open to all who want to show off their Tour de Fat costume on the catwalk.
5:00 PM - Le Tigre - The Puppet Guy
5:20 PM - Stone Driver 
5:45 PM - Le Tigre - Daredevil Chicken 
6:30 PM - Slow Ride
                 Race your fellow Tour de Fat-goers in a bike race where the last person to cross the finish line is the winner. The catch: if you put a foot down, you’re out. 
6:30 PM  - Le Tigre - YoYo People
6:45 PM - Ssssnake
7:00 PM - Dance contest
     Here’s your chance to strut your stuff. The winner walks away with a New Belgium cruiser bike!
 7:15 PM - Le Tigre - The Puppet Guy                
 7:30 PM - Vintage Trouble
 8:00 PM - Le Tigre - La Menagerie - Le Tigre Variety Show
 9:00 PM - Curfew
 
Also featuring Le Tigre Tent:
Le Tigre Venues are made up of  talented vaudevillians, musicians, artists and clowns. Each show is a jewel in the crown of intimate theatre that draws upon carnival-esqe sideshow adventures. The performances and art displayed are honed by the professionalism that  our cast has from working for such companies as Spiegelworld, Blue Man Group, Cirque Du Soleil, 500 Clown, Mucca Pazza & more.

 *An ASL interpreter will be on site

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When

Jul 22, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where

Capitol Riverfront
136 N St SE
Washington DC,
Map

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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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Partners

This Tour de Fat supports the following non-profit organizations:

Washington Area Bicyclists Association 

The mission of the Washington Area Bicyclists Association is simple, to make bicycling better in the Washington, DC region. The funds generated from Tour de Fat support our community events, outreach, and advocacy work to make bicycling better. More information can be found at http://www.waba.org/

Lyft_logo

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.