Bikes, Beer, Bemusement! Free Beer School at New Belgium Brewing's Tour De Fat

If riding bikes  listening to bands and drinking beers are things you like Don't miss the most FUN fundraiser around!

New Belgium has invited us to the 14th annual Bike awareness festival The Tour De Fat!

 

A $5 donation is suggested for the parade and 16 ounce beers will be sold for $5. The event is free but all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales, as well as donations will go to San Francisco bicycle coalition and Bay Area Ridge trail council. This year's goal is to raise $60,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour De Fat Begins with a giant bicycle parade at 11:00 AM that weaves through city streets. Each parade rout is designed for people of all skill levels; everyone is welcome and colorful costumes are encouraged. For the rest of the afternoon the stages heat up with world class acts.

 

Here's the public event Line Up:

11am: Danger Zone Parade Launch
12pm: Scot Nery Show
12:30pm: Honeymoon Cabaret
1:15pm: Slow Ride
1:30pm: The Moth True Stories
2:15pm: Stunt Pepper Dance Contest
2:40pm: YoYo People
3:30pm: Car for Bike Trade
4:00pm: Beats Antique

The Private BABS beer school will be at the New Belgium "kickstand" area near the stage and will be hosted by a New Belgium beer expert. It starts at 2:30 exactly so plan to be there early. As well as the beer class attendees will get a free beer and some New Belgium bike related swag, courtesy of SFBC.

This event starts at 11:00 AM and if you want to take part in the bike parade registration is at 10:00 AM.

 

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  • Carlos

    Thanks for coming out everyone! See you at the next MeetUp!

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fab...turned out to be a great day :} Thank you Carlos for the mini-beer-school and taste samples of your fantastic beer! All my Legends were there with smiles and hugs and it was a wonderful day!!! Great event ~ thank you Tom!

    September 22, 2013

    • Carlos

      Thanks Joyce!

      1 · September 22, 2013

  • TBaxter

    This was a lot of fun for my first BABS meetup-- it was great to meet you!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Gareth M.

    The cloud tent is next to stage. Clouds on roof.

    September 21, 2013

  • Larry D.

    If the sun doesn't pop out I may have to settle for: "One Beer Short of Legendary"

    September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You're funny! I encourage you to come out...you can do it!!! But, if not...you are and will always remain a Legend...and MY personal Hero :)

      September 21, 2013

    • Arjun

      Larry, ill share an umbrella with you anytime

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Coy T.

    I'm here riding through the rain from downtown and a flat too! Ready to ride in the parade!

    September 21, 2013

  • Carlos

    The sun is peeping out! Come on down!

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Coy T.

      Not anymore

      1 · September 21, 2013

  • Tom

    I'm lost in the park, I'll get there soon as I can.

    September 21, 2013

  • Brian J.

    Change of plans I can't make this one. Maybe next time. Have fun everyone.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving into the city...is there parking in the Park today? Or is it better to park in the Avenues?

    September 21, 2013

  • Coy T.

    I'm here riding through the rain from downtown and a flat too! Ready to ride in the parade!

    September 21, 2013

  • Carlos

    Sorry guys the beer school is actually at 230 not 130. My bad!

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Michelle B.

    Is this doggie friendly?

    September 18, 2013

    • Tom

      I'm sorry Michelle, I just don't know what the layout is going to be exactly. If we are going to be in a tent I think 50 people and dogs might be a bit much.

      September 20, 2013

    • Carlos

      Hey guys wanted to let you know that the beer education will be to the left of the stage in the tent that looks like clouds. Unfortunately because its all the way in the side of the stage we can't have dogs back there. Sorry guys

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom, are you going to be hanging out at the event previous to this?

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Arjun, How did you acquire the title of "THE BEAST"??? It's great!!!

      September 20, 2013

    • Coy T.

      I have a group of parade riders I'm going with. Meet at Fulton and 30th about 1015.

      September 20, 2013

  • Jessica

    Change in plans; can't make it to the city this weekend.

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, the start time for the BABS Meetup is 2:15 pm, is that correct? How long will you run the BABS Meetup sign in? Until 3:30-4 pm maybe?

    September 19, 2013

    • Tom

      The beer school will start proptly at 2:30

      September 19, 2013

  • Rrric

    I'll probably bart/bike from east bay noonish -- bit later if I go there directly, bit earlier if I make it a scenic/recreational romp. If this nebulous, pseudo-plan is of interest, give me a shout.

    September 18, 2013

  • Rob H.

    The Tour de Fat over Labor Day weekend in Fort Collins was a lot of fun, I don't know how to add a photo, but you can see a photo here.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151836594277156&l=83a2c51739

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Katie S

    Sounds fun, what do they teach in beer school?

    August 29, 2013

    • Carlos

      Hey Katie,

      August 29, 2013

    • Carlos

      they will talk about how the beer and the comparisons to traditional Belgian styles.

      1 · August 29, 2013

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