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Shift gears, Tempe

Tour de Fat 2018

Shift gears. Get weird.

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 Tempe

When: 3-8 pm, Oct. 6, 2018

Where: Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, AZ

Musical headliner: Trampled by Turtles

Bike parade:

  • 11 am: Registration opens on Mill Avenue
  • 12-1 pm: Ride begins (stay tuned for route information)
  • 1-3 pm: Street fair on Mill Avenue



Band Site


The Ensemble


Best described by being here

This year's acts include:

Daredevil Chicken

Handsome Little Devils

Sedan Halen





Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours, Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol, and Mountain Biking Association of Arizona

The mission of the Tempe Bicycle Action Group is to make bicycling a prominent, safe and convenient form of transportation and recreation in Tempe, Arizona and surrounding areas through education, grassroots events, and civic participation. More information can be found at http://www.biketempe.org/ 

The mission of the Bicycle Saviours is a volunteer-run, non-profit education center devoted to teaching people about bicycle maintenance, building and repair. We operate as a tool share that is completely open to the public. We provide affordable repurposed bikes and parts through the collection of donated, recycled parts from the community. More information can be found at http://www.bikesaviours.org/ 

The mission of the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol is dedicated volunteers partnering with land managers, landowners and emergency personnel to assist, educate and inform all trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. More information can be found at http://www.cambp.org/

The mission of the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona is to promote, protect and preserve the Arizona trail experience through advocacy, education and responsible recreational and competitive mountain biking.  More information can be found at https://mbaa.net/

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