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New Belgium’s 2012 Tour de Fat kicks off in Nashville on June 2

May 10, 2012 By: mike Category: Breweries, Craft beer, Events

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Tour de Fat, an annual traveling bike festival sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire, will kick off a 15-city tour next month in Nashville.

The event aims to spread “the good word about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle” and features a costumed bike parade, New Belgium beer, music, food and more.

In Nashville, the bike Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Centennial Park, with registration starting at 9 a.m. The festival, which includes performances by Mucca Pazza, Ian Cooke, Yo-Yo People and Sssnakenstein, runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go here.

The event, which is visiting Nashville for a second-straight year, will benefit the Sound Forest, Walk/Bike Nashville and Ride for Reading.

Here’s the full list of cities on the 2012 Tour de Fat calendar:

Nashville, TN – June 2 – Centennial Park
Washington, DC – June 16 – Yards Park
Durham, NC – June 23 – Diamond View Park on the American Tobacco Campus
Atlanta, GA – June 30 – Historic 4th Ward Park
Milwaukee, WI – July 14 – Coast Guard Event Area, McKinley Park
Chicago, IL – July 21 – Palmer Square
Minneapolis, MN – July 28 – Loring Park
Boise, ID – August 18 – Ann Morrison Park
Fort Collins, CO – September 1 – Civic Center Park Area
Denver, CO – September 8 – City Park
Los Angeles, CA – September 15 – Los Angeles State Historic Park
San Francisco, CA – September 22 – Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park
San Diego, CA – September 29 – Golden Hill Park
Tempe, AZ – October 6 – Tempe Town Lake
Austin, TX – October 20 – Fiesta Gardens


So who’s been to the Tour de Fat? Tell us what it’s like in the comments below. And, New Belgium, how about adding Memphis next year? We’re down with biking, too!

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1 Comments to “New Belgium’s 2012 Tour de Fat kicks off in Nashville on June 2”

  1. Otis King says:

    Tour de Fat is the ultimate celebration of bicycles and beer. It is a carnival and all who show up get to participate. Wear a costume and have a ball.


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