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.
Jul 8, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This Tour de Fat supports the following non-profit organizations:
The mission of the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition is to advocate for and protect the rights of all people who ride bicycles. We promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe, and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. The funds generated from Tour de Fat support SDCBC in providing free community bicycle education courses to encourage more people to ride in their daily lives and awareness for safe streets and bicycle infrastructure. More information can be found at https://sdbikecoalition.org/
The mission of the San Diego Mountain Bike Association is to advocate for outdoor recreational access throughout San Diego County, foster respect for the environment and educate trail users in safe and appropriate mountain biking use, provide expert assistance in sustainable trail design, building, and maintenance and work with other trail user groups, land managers, and policy makers to develop fair and responsible policies governing the use of public and private lands. The funds generated from Tour de Fat will allow SDMBA to rise to a new level of member service, communications, and more efficient operations. More information can be found at http://sdmba.com/site/