Who likes beer, bikes and bemusement?
Spend a seasonal Saturday down by the river side wearing a crazy costume, riding in a bike parade of colorful characters and drinking bicycle-friendly beer for a good cause. Cruel punishment, we know.
Three cheers for the Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing's celebration of beer-loving bicycle culture at its ... weirdest?
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Date: Saturday, May 30, 2015
Time: Costumed bike parade at 11 a.m. Festival from 12 to 5 p.m.
Location: Yards Park, 355 Water St SE
Beer: Cash bar (via tokens)
BicycleSPACE pre-festival ride: Pickups in Adams Morgan (9 a.m.) and Mt. Vernon Triangle (9:45 a.m.) to arrive in time to ride in the 11 a.m. costumed bike parade.
Proceeds from beer sales benefit D.C. bicycle non-profits such as the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and Black Women Bike D.C. Translation: you drink beer. The money you pay for said beer supports local bike organizations that serve our community's interests. Cheers!
If you're overwhelmed by the Tour de Fat spirit, you can catch the pre-game action Wednesday-Friday, May 27-29.
Tour de Fat Trivia takes place at 8 p.m. on May 27 at Stoney’s L Street, 2101 L St NW. Play trivia to win fun prize packages and quench your thirst with $4 Fat Tires and $14 pitchers.
WABA and New Belgium are hosting a pre-Tour party for volunteers and beer nerds on May 28 at Churchkey, 1337 14th St NW, from 6 to 9 p.m. Get lucky and you could win a 2015 Custom Cruiser in the raffle. Get hoppy and sip 15 New Belgium drafts, including six Lips of Faith beers and five New Belgium brews on cask. (Click here to volunteer with WABA at the Tour de Fat.)
The Tour de Fat pre-show is May 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Yards Park. Musicians and performers will entertain you while New Belgium beers refresh you. This free show will set the mood for the big day Saturday.
Last but not least, congratulations to Instagram user @chipper_skipper, whose lovely photo won a BicycleSPACE tune-up in the Tour de Fat DC photo contest.