Friday, September 25, 2015

Saturday: Tour De Fat Returns To San Diego

I don't really like just posting press releases verbatim, however I'm running out of time before I head out to DCFC and with my birthday on Monday, I just don't want to spend anymore time online today than I have to. So that being said, I love Tour de Fat and not donating my Mazda back when I had the chance is probably my biggest regret of the last few years. Between this and Adams Avenue Street Fair, San Diego Blues Festival, and Oktoberfest Celebrations kicking off, you should have no shortage of fun stuff to do this weekend.

New Belgium Brewing’s traveling carnival, Tour de Fat, returns to San Diego this Saturday, September 26. The festivities kick off in Golden Hill Park and New Belgium is looking for a car-for-bike swapper – someone willing to swap his or her car keys for a $2,250 stipend to buy a dream bike and live car-free for a year.

Swappers are chosen after submitting an application describing why they are ready to give up their vehicle for the gift of two wheels. Submit your video at:

The San Diego stop is the ninth of the 2015 Tour de Fat season and will feature eclectic entertainment, yo-yo performances and even vaudeville acts. Everyone 21 and older is invited to sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium including the brewery’s flagship brew, Fat Tire, New Belgium’s latest year-round offering, Slow Ride Session IPA, and selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series.

Tour de Fat is free to participants, but beer and merchandise proceeds from the San Diego stop will go to:

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
San Diego Mountain Biking Association

Last year, the San Diego Tour de Fat stop had approximately 7,000 attendees and raised $45,701. In total, Tour de Fat has raised more than $4 million for cycling-related nonprofits.

Tour de Fat – San Diego Details
American Sign Language interpreting will be provided at this year’s San Diego Tour de Fat!

Saturday, September 26

Golden Hill Park

Main Stage:
10:00 a.m. — Parade Registration
11:00 a.m. — Parade Kick-Off
11:50 a.m. — Fashion! (Best Costumes of Tour de Fat)
12:00 p.m. — Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
1:10 p.m. — The Slow Mo Show
1:30 p.m. — The Slow Ride Races
2:10 p.m. — 1,000 Person Dance Contest – Winner receives a New Belgium Cruiser!
2:40 p.m. — Car for Bike Trade
2:50 p.m. — SSSSnake! Rides Sputnik!
4:00 p.m. — Reggie Watts
5:00 p.m. — Finale

Stage Stage:
12:00 p.m. and 3:10 p.m.
Superfriends Variety Hour: Death Defying Comedy, Chain Saws, Yo-Yos and Bananas

Le Tigre Circus Tent:
11:15 a.m. — Marnie Sams Muffin Show (Kids Show)
11:50 a.m. — The Other One
12:20 p.m. — Fire Leopard
1:10 p.m. — The Kroup
2:00 p.m. — Yo-Yo Time Machine
2:30 p.m. — Honeymoon Cabaret
3:30 p.m. — The Other One
4:20 p.m. — Etiquette School

Lips Lounge Tapping:
12:00 p.m. — Eric’s Ale, Hop Stout, Cocoa Mole
2:00 p.m. — Carnie’s Blood

San Diego County Bicycle Coalition
San Diego Mountain Biking Association

Admission – FREE!
Donations for non-profits are accepted
Beer – $5

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