Tour de Fat 2019 Asheville

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TOUR DE FAT | ASHEVILLE

TOUR DE FAT | ASHEVILLE

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

GET READY FOR FUN IN THE SUN. 

New Belgium’s annual Tour de Fat is back for 2019, offering a day packed full of FREE festivities celebrating beer, bikes, and bemusement. Entering its 20th season, the Tour de Fat has raised nearly $6 million dollars for local bike non-profits since it all began. Join us for a three-city tour of bike parades, touring ensembles of comedians, cirque performers, general mayhemists, top-notch live musicians and, of course, world-class New Belgium beer.

It’s a celebration of great beer, good people, and humankind’s most wonderful invention – the bicycle! So, come celebrate self-propelled, two-wheel travel and dress up as your alter ego while raising money for your hometown cycling community.

DETAILS AND SCHEDULE 

What: Tour de Fat Asheville, Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cost: FREE

Bike Parade: 

  • 11am - 12pm: Bike parade  
  • Where: French Broad Outfitters @ Hominy Creek 

Festivities at the Brewery: 

  • When: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
  • Where: New Belgium Brewery, 21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC
  • Schedule: 
    • 11:00 am: Liquid Center opens

    • 1:00: Pool Party of No Return   

    • 1:40: Opening band 

    • 2:40: Slow Ride

    • 3:10: Kolars

    • 4:20: Dance Contest- Bike Give away

    • 5:00: Headliner: The Connells

    • 6pm: Event End, Please get home safe!

NPO Beneficiaries: 

Asheville on Bikes

Parking/Shuttle Information:

Tour de Fat is a bicycle party with beer and entertainment. If you plan to ride to Tour de Fat from French Broad Outfitters, bicycle parking is available at their Hominy Creek location (240 Hominy Creek Rd). Vehicle parking is limited at New Belgium Brewing. There will also be a shuttle to Tour de Fat leaving at the top of each hour our from downtown Asheville at 10 S. Pack Square, next to the Diana Wortham Theater and Vance monument.

Want to help us out? 

Volunteer

 
 
PEDAL-POWERED PARADE FLOAT CONTEST

PEDAL-POWERED PARADE FLOAT CONTEST

Win $500 towards New Belgium Asheville Brewery

Introducing the first ever Tour de Fat Pedal Powered Parade Float Contest! Contestants will be evaluated on the creativity, flair, and uniqueness of their pedal-powered float. The winning float/team will receive a $500 credit toward beer and merchandise at New Belgium Brewing in Asheville!

OFFICIAL RULES

1. The following rules govern entrants requesting to participate in the TOUR DE FAT- PEDAL-POWERED PARADE CONTEST and are in addition to New Belgium’s Official Contest Rules.

2. Contest participants may register as a single participant or as part of a team. All contest participants must register with Asheville on Bikes prior to the Tour de Fat parade launch.

3. All entries should be pedal powered (no motors) and all parts and/or persons should not exceed 36 inches in width and 96 inches in height.

4. Judging:

  • Judges will be selected by New Belgium prior to the Tour de Fat parade
  • Judging will take place during the Tour de Fat parade and along the parade route
  • Judging will be based on the following areas of emphasis:
    • Depiction of Tour de Fat parade theme “Fun in the Sun”
    • Overall appearance
    • Creativity, Flair and Uniqueness
    • Utilization of materials
  • The top parade floats will be selected by the judges and be invited to be displayed at the Tour de Fat venue
  • One ‘Best in Show’ winner will be selected that afternoon following the Tour de Fat parade

5. Prize: A $500 credit at the New Belgium Brewing Liquid Center in Asheville. Entrants must be at least 21 years old to be eligible to win prize.

*** Entries will not become the property of Sponsor.

NPO BENEFIT PARTNERS

NPO BENEFIT PARTNERS

TOUR DE FAT SUPPORTS THESE ORGANIZATIONS

Asheville on Bikes

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.

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