Tour de Fat returns to Fort Collins September 3

Alec Erickson

Music, beer and people riding bikes in costumes will take over Fort Collins during Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing Company’s annual bike celebration, on Saturday, September 3.

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The free event will take place at Civic Center Park and will be filled with music performances, bike rides, a car-for-bike swap and plenty of New Belgium beer. For the over 21 crowd, New Belgium will have samples of both their new and classic brews. Tour de Fat will be the only place where you can get your hands on New Belgium’s new brew called Carnie Blood that was created in honor of this year’s Tour de Fat.

All donations and proceeds from beer and merchandise sales will go to benefit Overland Mountain Bike Club, Bike Fort Collins and Fort Collins Bike Co-op.

This year’s Tour de Fat will feature multiple stages filled with a variety of entertainment. Taking the main stage this year will be Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ben Sollee and the Kolars. In addition, there will be several regional and local bands on other stages such as The Delta Spirits, Brent Cowles, Write Minded and ATOMGA. There will also be comedy acts, spectacles and interactive happenings.

Go to newbelgium.com for more information.