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 26, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This Tour de Fat supports the following non-profit organizations:
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/
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/