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

 After much reflection and community feedback, we have decided to cancel the 2017 Fat Tire Tour de Fat in Denver featuring Capital Cities. Our non-profit partners, Bike Denver and the Denver Cruiser ride, will still receive the anticipated funds from Tour de Fat so NPO partner programming will not be affected. It’s hard to cancel a show right here in our home state, and we want to make sure we always provide the best experience possible.

If you’ve already purchased tickets to Denver’s Tour de Fat, you have two options:

1. You can exchange your ticket for one of the upcoming Colorado Tour de Fat shows:

2. Or you can receive a swift and full refund for your ticket purchase

Please email us your preferred option at feedback@newbelgium.com

We’ve heard from many of you who are frustrated and disappointed by many of the Tour de Fat changes this year and we appreciate your feedback and concerns. Going forward, our ambition to grow Tour de Fat will be balanced with maintaining the bike vibe and beer culture that so many of you have helped build over the years. We hear you and we plan to make it right. If you have questions, comments, concerns or if you’d like to share your input for Tour de Fat 2018, please contact us: feedback@newbelgium.com.

When

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

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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. 

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.