Tour de Fat 2019 Tempe

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TOUR DE FAT | TEMPE

TOUR DE FAT | TEMPE

OCTOBER 5, 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 Tempe, Saturday, October 5, 2019

Cost: FREE

Bike Parade: 

  • 11am - 12pm: Bike parade  
  • Where: Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway

Festivities at the Park: 

  • When: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.  
  • Where: Tempe Beach Park
  • Schedule: 
    • 11:00 am: Doors Open 

    • 1:00: Pool Party of No Return   

    • 1:40: Japhy's Descent 

    • 2:30: Slow Ride

    • 3:10: The Stakes 

    • 4:20: Dance Contest- Bike Give away

    • 5:00: Headliner: Kolars

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

NPO Beneficiaries: 

Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours, Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol

Want to help us out? 

Volunteer

 
 
PEDAL-POWERED PARADE FLOAT CONTEST

PEDAL-POWERED PARADE FLOAT CONTEST

Win a $200 prize pack

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 $200 prize pack of New Belgium Brewing merchandise!

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 at the tent 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 72 inches in width and 120 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 $200 Prize Pack. 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

 

Tempe Bicycle Action Group

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/ 

Bicycle Saviours

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/ 

Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol

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/