The citywide holiday known as the Tour de Fat is coming up on Saturday the 3rd.  Tour de Fat is New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, honoring humankind’s greatest invention. Born here in Fort Collins, to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike.

Join thousands of your friends for a costumed bike parade and nationally touring and locally loved musical acts, peppered with interactive fun like a 1,000 Person Dance Contest (to win a bike!) a Slow Ride competition (how slow can you go?), and the inspirational car-for-bike swapper series in which brave souls hand over their car keys and commit to commute by bike. 




9:00 am – Ride Registration
10:00 am – Bike Ride
11:00 am – Fashion Showdown
11:30 am – The Kolars
12:20 pm – Slow Ride
12:40 pm Ben Sollee
1:40 pm – The Bike is Right! Game show to win a 2016 New Belgium bike
2:10 pm ****SPUTNIK @ MAIN STAGE****
2:30 pm – Car For Bike Trade
2:40 pm – Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
4:00 pm – Adios Amigos! (curfew)


One of the best parts about the Tour is that it benefits some great local bike nonprofits like Bike Fort Collins, The FC Bike Co-op, Overland Mountain Bike Club and Ciclismo Youth Foundation.  Here’s the kicker, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make this thing happen.  If you’d be willing to support the event rather than just ride it, your help would be much appreciated.


Here’s a little note from Chris Johnson, ED of Bike Fort Collins

Hi Everyone, 

As you likely know, Tour de Fat Fort Collins lands this weekend and as you also probably know, TdF is the biggest fundraiser for 4 great local bike nonprofits.  We are trying to shore up our volunteer support and make sure we have a big enough team to make it a great experience for everyone.

We would be very grateful if you would help us spread the word to your teams, shops, clubs, media outlets, social media, etc.   Volunteering is a really fun, great way to experience the TdF and we have some pretty cool perks this year 

So, if you’ve been suffering through our relentless social media begs for the past few weeks, thinking “I’ll sign up at the last minute”, the weather forecast is in and it looks to be a great day, and well… the last minute is here.

Thank you so much for your support on making Fort Collins biggest holiday come together.  
•Two beer tokens for Tour de Fat Fort Collins on September 3 (over 21 years of age)
•A 10% off merchandise coupon for Tour de Fat goodies
•A ticket to a VIP private volunteer party at New Belgium Brewery’s BRAND NEW event space on Tuesday, September 13(yes, there will be more beer for those of you over 21 years of age)
•The glory of being part of history in the making – we are aiming to attract over 20,000 people to the event and to raise over $100,000 for local nonprofits.
•Enough high fives to make your palms sore

Please know that your time and support enables the great work that Bike Fort Collins, The FC Bike Co-op, Overland Mountain Bike Club and Ciclismo Youth Foundation do to make Fort Collins a PLATINUM Bike Friendly Community and the best place in the world to ride a bike!