Tour de Fat in Fort Collins CO

What do you get when a hip brewery puts on a crazy bike parade in a town full of creative energetic young people? A rip roaring good time (and lots of good bike karma). They call this event Tour de Fat and it is put on by the New Belgium Brewery. While they have these events all over the United States, the one in Ft. Collins is the biggest with thousands of bikers participating...and Della and I were among them!

We were out in Colorado for a wedding (a post about that later) which just happened to coincide with the event. A group of us gathered up some bikes, donned costumes (complete with capes honoring the special couple), and dove into the chaos. Della and I brought along our Yippee and Ki-yay costumes, but with a twist. The twist: wearing nothing but undies underneath the chaps. Being out in public (a parade no less) dressed rather far outside of our comfort zones was an experience. But people loved the hilarity in it and we had fun.

The event was more than just a parade of costumed people on bikes. There was a festival awaiting particpants at the end with food and beer booths, music stages, crazy bike contraptions and more. And all the money raised went to support bike organizations int the Ft. Collins area. So neat!

Yep, the Tour de Fat was a super lucky coincidence for us and really added to our already great trip to Colorado. Who knows, maybe it'll draw us back some time in the future!
Tuesday September 2 2014File under: colorado, transportation

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on Wed 10th Sep, 2014 09:20 pm CDT Uncle Steve said:
Nice asp Della
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