Monday, May 19, 2014

Tour de Fat Returns on May 31

Image via Tour de Fat
The bikes & beer traveling festival known as Tour de Fat is coming back to DC on May 31. The location is the same as last year's party: Yards Park in SE DC, right on the Anacostia River. Awesome aspect of this party is that it benefits local bike-related orgs Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Black Women Bike DC, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, Phoenix Bikes and Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts. New Belgium says it raised $35,000 for last year's DC beneficiaries. 

Yes, there will be beer via the sponsor (New Belgium Brewery). There are also entertainers, including cerebral entertainer / comedian Reggie Watts and lots of other bands. There will be food trucks, bike parades, games, and dancing. And best of all, it's free! From the organizers:

"Tour de Fat Date:     
Saturday, May 31

Yards Park

10:00 a.m.

You can pre-register and donate to receive a limited edition Tour de Fat license plate, bike light or sunglasses at

Ride Times: 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Revival Stage
12:00 p.m. — Fashion! (Best Costumes of the Tour de Fat)
12:20 p.m. — The Reals 
1:30 p.m. — Slow Ride Race
2:30 p.m. — 1,000 Person Dance Contest
3:15 p.m. — Car for Bike Trade
3:30 p.m. — Lee Zimmerman – The Puppet Guy 
4:00 p.m. — Reggie Watts 
5:00 p.m. — Finale

Variety Stage
12:45 p.m. — The Handsome Little Devils 
2:00 p.m. — Yo-Yo People 
3:30 p.m. — Nigel Blackstorm 

Admission – FREE!
Donations for non-profits are accepted
Beer – $5 for a 16 oz. pour"