5.30.2013

TOUR DE FAT INFO... for this Saturday! STILL LOOKING FOR ONE PERSON TO TRADE THEIR CAR FOR A BIKE!



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Last Chance to Become 
New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat 
Car-for-Bike Swapper this Saturday, June 1 
Don’t Miss Headlining Acts 
Beats Antiqueand The Moth – True Stories Told Live
(SEE MORE)

Ft. Collins, CO, May 29, 2013 – Grab your bicycle, costume and friends: Tour de Fat is spinning into town this Saturday, June 1 at Yards Park. We are primed and ready for two-wheeled merriment, but still need one committed car-for-bike swapper to represent Washington, D.C. The chosen volunteer will trade his or her car keys for a fully rigged commuter bike and commit to one year of living car-free. Each swapper is awarded a $2,250 stipend to buy their own commuter bike and receives rock star status when the crowd goes wild in support of their commitment. To apply, visit: www.newbelgium.com/tour-de-fat.

Tour de Fat’s celebration of bikes, beers, bands and bemusement is free, yet all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from bike parade participants will go to local nonprofits. The beneficiaries this year, which all help make D.C. a better place to ride, are Washington Area Bicyclist AssociationBlack Women Bike DCFairfax Advocates for Better BicyclingMid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) and Phoenix Bikes.

At Tour de Fat, kids of all ages can ride funky art bikes in the bike corral, eat delicious fare, relax in the grass, and participate in games and activities. Everyone 21 and older can sample new and classic favorites from New Belgium, including Fat Tire, this summer’s seasonal Rolle Bolle, and selections from the acclaimed Lips of Faith series.


Date:                                       
Saturday, June 1

Location:                               
Yards Park

Parade Registration:                       
10:00 a.m.

Ride Times:                          
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Entertainment/Revivalation:                      
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Headliners:
Beats Antique (http://beatsantique.com)
Experience how a marching band groove crashes into bluesy folk chords only to be accompanied by electronic beats and Middle Eastern melodies.

The Moth – True Stories Told Live (http://themoth.org)
A rare, midday, broad-daylight Moth show. Come gather 'round! The show will feature four stories told by prizewinning-Moth storytellers brought from headquarters and two local stories told by...maybe you?


Also Performing:
Le Tigre Tent (http://www.littlebigfuntime.com- Vaudeville, Music, Magic and Mayhem
Scot Nery (http://jugglegood.com) - Comedian, Juggler and Contortionist
Honeymoon Cabaret (http://www.daredevilchicken.com/honeymoon.html) - A vaudevillian feast of comic proportions
John Higby (http://www.johnhigby.com) - Yo-yo performing artist
Batala (http://www.batalawashington.com) - An AfroBrazilian Samba Reggae Drumming band

Benefitting:                           
Washington Area Bicyclist Association (http://www.waba.org)
Black Women Bike DC (http://blackwomenbikedc.tumblr.com)
Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling (http://www.fabb-bikes.org)
Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) (http://www.more-mtb.org)

Price: 
Admission – FREE!
Parade – Suggested donation of $5 or more
Beer – $5 for a 16 oz. pour

See www.facebook.com/TourDeFat for the Tour de Fat credo, schedules, videos and to submit an entry to swap your gas-guzzler for a fancy new bicycle.

About New Belgium Brewing Company 
New Belgium Brewing, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, is recognized as one of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work and one of the Wall Street Journal’s Best Small Businesses. The 100 percent employee owned brewery is a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Business as designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and one of World Blu’s most democratic U.S. businesses. In addition to Fat Tire, New Belgium brews eight year round beers; Ranger IPA, Rampant Imperial IPA, Shift Pale Lager, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Blue Paddle Pilsener, Abbey Belgian Ale and Trippel. Learn more at www.newbelgium.com.

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