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 Boise

What

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Boise Tour de Fat on August 12, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with Blackberry Smoke 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 Boise benefits Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, Boise Bicycle Project, and Treasure Valley Cycling Association, so be sure to grab your tix today.

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

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When

Aug 12, 2017, 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM

Where

Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 Old Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID
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. 

Who

Blackberry Smoke

Beer

Fat Tire

Pilsener

Citradelic

Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop

Partners

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

Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association

The mission of the Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association is as a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to building and preserving a world-class, multi-use trail network in Southwest Idaho. 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/

Boise Bicycle Project

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/

Treasure Valley Cycling Association

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/

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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.