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 San Francisco


Grab your tickets and start planning for the San Francisco Tour de Fat on August 19, 2017. Expect to experience the unexpected. We're bringing the party with Vintage Trouble 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). Proceeds from the San Francisco Tour de Fat benefit San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Coalition, so be sure to grab your tix today.

This show is ages 21 and over

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Aug 19, 2017, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA


Fat Tire


Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop



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

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

The mission of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is through our day-to-day advocacy, education and working partnerships with City and community agencies, the SF Bicycle Coalition creates safer streets and more livable communities for all San Franciscans. The funds generated from Tour de Fat support street redesigns to make cycling safer and valuable programs such as Women Bike SF which encourages and inspires more women to ride bikes with social events, rides and workshops. More information can be found at

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

The mission of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council is to create a continuous 550 mile trail for hikers, mountain bicyclists, and equestrians along the ridgelines overlooking San Francisco Bay. The funds generated from Tour de Fat helped BARTC achieve more progress towards our goal of creating a continuous 550-mile trail for hikers, runners, equestrians and mountain bikers. This includes trail planning, volunteerism, and hosting fun trail events to engage the community in our mission to complete the trail. More information can be found at