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 Denver

What

Grab your tickets and start planning for the Denver Tour de Fat on August 26, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with Capital Cities 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 Denver benefits Bike Denver and Denver Cruisers, so be sure to grab your tix today.

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

4:00  - Doors Open
4:15  - Fire Leopard
4:40 - 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.
5:30 - Opening Band
6:25 - 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. 
7:00 - Dance Contest
Here’s your chance to strut your stuff. The winner walks away with a New Belgium cruiser bike!
7:30 - Capital Cities
9:00 - Curfew
 

Also roaming - The Sputnik Stage

The Worlds First Satellite Stage! Introducing a one-of-a-kind, Vaudeville Nouveau-meets-classic melodrama, Tim Burton-meets-Wile E. Coyote, all-American, one-quarter European, contraption-riddled, character-driven, risk-taking, expectation-breaking, circus-infused, standing-ovation-inducing,  theatrical extravaganza!

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When

Aug 26, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where

National Western Complex
4655 Humboldt St
Denver, CO
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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:

Bike Denver

The mission of Bike Denver is to transform bicycling in Denver. The funds generated from Tour de Fat are used to continue our advocacy, education and community engagement work to make Denver a better place for people on bikes. This includes being a leading member of Denver’s Vision Zero Coalition to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. More information can be found at http://bikedenver.org/

Denver Cruiser Ride

The mission of the Denver Cruiser Ride The funds generated from Tour de Fat help offset the significant cost associated with hosting a weekly bike ride introduce people who are not cyclists to ride bikes and have fun. More information can be found at http://www.denvercruiserride.com/

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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.