the tour is coming

The Tour de Fat is coming to Phoenix – well Tempe to be exact, but if you live here then you know what that is all about. The Tour de Fat is an all-day bike and beer festival put on by the wonderful folks at New Belgium Brewery, the brewer of Fat Tire beer. The festival will take place at Tempe Beach Park this Saturday, Oct. 13, with a massive bike parade (bring your costumes) kicking off at 11 am. Afterwards, the music starts playing and the beer starts flowing.

If you need information or directions, be sure to check out the Tempe Bicycle Action Group’s website – they are the great folks who coordinate and host this event for the city of Tempe.

So if you live in the Phoenix metro area, or someplace close by, grab your bike and come on out. They will be presenting one lucky person with a custom Surly commuter bike – and to think, all this individual had to do to win was swear to not drive for an entire year! I will be there all day – so let me know if you want me to keep an eye out for ya.

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  1. Moe

    Dude! That sounds like a blast… Are you going?

  2. Jeff Rossini

    Absolutely! I haven’t quite pinned down what costume I will wear for the bike parade, but I will be there – with my camera!

  3. Lance

    Aw man, no southern california stops…bummer. Well, enjoy it for the rest of us Jeff!

  4. Jeff Rossini

    Yeah, for once AZ is getting something that CA isn’t! I have been looking forward to this event for quite some time…

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