2020 “virtual” tour de fat

Celebrating 21 years this year, Tour de Fat has traditionally been an annual event hosted by Fort Collins-based, New Belgium Brewing Company. Tour de Fat typically features a day packed full of FREE festivities celebrating beer, bikes, and bemusement. Over its 20-year history, Tour de Fat has raised nearly $6 million dollars for local bike nonprofits nationally and Bike Fort Collins is fortunate and grateful to have been a beneficiary for most of those years.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and out of concern for the health and safety of the community, this year’s Tour de Fat is being held virtually by encouraging the Fort Collins community to celebrate with the classic carnies, clowns and cyclists of all ages with online contests, challenges and fundraising efforts.

In partnership with master performers Daredevil Chickens and Sedan Halen, Tour de Fat will be presenting several online contests and challenges from mid-August through mid-October. The online contests include a slow ride bicycle challenge, a costume contest and a dance contest. Watch our social media channels, as well as Tour de Fat’s channels for up-to-date information on how to participate in each contest.

Participants will have the opportunity to win prizes including a limited edition 2020 New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Cruiser Bicycle.

We are grateful that New Belgium and Tour de Fat will continue to support Bike Fort Collins this year by donating matching funds up to $10,000 to support our mission of More Bikes. Safe Streets. Help us achieve that match by buying this year’s Swag Kit, or the traditional commemorative license plate (which is sure to go down as a collector’s item) and/or making a straight donation.

When this event takes place in-person, it has historically taken over 250 volunteers to put it on each year to help with various stations, ranging from parade support, to beer token sales, to information booths, to clean up. Feel free to raise-your-hand to help now for next year. Learn More/Sign-up 

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Watch this video of John Yeast from New Belgium Brewing with an overview of this year’s Tour de Fat.

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