It’s back! Tour de Fat, the greatest little show on earth, is about to embark on a six-city bonanza of bikes, beers and philanthropic fun.
Entering its 19th season, the Tour de Fat has raised more than $5 million dollars for local bike non-profits since its inception. This year combines many favorite past ensemble acts like Sedan Halen, The Handsome Little Devils, Daredevil Chicken, and KOLARS – plus new and emerging musical talent from around the country. It’s a celebration of great beer, good people, and humankind’s most wonderful invention – the bicycle!
Come celebrate self-propelled, two-wheel travel and dress up as your alter ego while raising money for your hometown cycling community — hit the links below to see what acts are playing at a show near you.
So, get your costume ready. It’s time to shift gears and get weird.
What: Tour de Fat Asheville
When: 12-6 pm, Sept. 22, 2018
Where: New Belgium Brewing, 21 Craven St., Asheville, NC
Musical headliner: Built to Spill
Bike Parade: Join us for Asheville's inaugural Tour de Fat Bicycle Parade. This year’s Tour de Fat will include a family-friendly, costume filled, slow ride from French Broad Outfitters at Hominy Creek to New Belgium. We roll out at 11am(ish), come early as we get warmed up for the greatest celebration your bicycle has ever seen. View the parade route here.
10am : Breakfast, Bikes, & Beer @ FBO at Hominy Crk
11:00am : Bike Parade to Tour de Fat 2018 Asheville
12pm - 5pm: Tour de Fat 2018 Asheville
12:30 Fire Leopard
1:30 Slow Ride
2:00 Talent Show
3:10 Dance Contest
3:45 Built to Spill
5:00 Thanks for coming, get home safe!
The mission of Asheville on Bikes is to cultivate the culture of urban and commuter cycling through advocacy and celebration. We believe that cycling has a direct impact on the health of our community. More information can be found at http://ashevilleonbikes.com/
The funds from Tour de Fat are invested into the general fund for Asheville on Bikes. Asheville on Bikes is going through a period of tremendous growth. We just adopted our first strategic plan, hired a youth bicycle education coordinator and are planning a series of tactical urbanism projects in partnership with the city. Most recently, AoB is active in curtailing efforts to widen Merrimon Avenue which is a critical connector in Asheville and Asheville on Bikes supports a complete streets treatment.