Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saturday, May 31: Biketrain to the Tour de Fat!

Choo choo! Take the Kidical Mass Biketrain to Tour de Fat

Join us in a slow, easy, downhill cruise to the Tour de Fat, the biggest and craziest biking event of the year!
Photo of last year's Tour de Fat parade by Joe Flood
  • Date: Saturday, May 31
  • Time: 9:30am / 10:00am
  • Length: 4 miles (one way)
  • Difficulty: Easy! Downhill on the way in, almost completely straight route. 95% of cycling is done on a separated trail or in signed bike lanes.
  • Location:  Route is here

Tour de Fat is a wacky, whimsical and family friendly festival and celebration of bicycling. Tour de Fat is FREE and open to the public. The day is jam-packed with live music and entertainment, local vendors, interactive bicycle activities, and of course beer! This ballyhoo of bicycles and beer is sponsored by the New Belgium Brewing Co, makers of Fat Tire beer.

All proceeds from beer and souvenir sales benefit WABA, Black Women Bike DC, Fairfax Advocates for Better Bicycling, the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, and Phoenix Bikes.

We'll have two meetup points for our ride: 9:30am at the head of the Metropolitan Branch Trail at Chocolate City Brewery and 10:00am at the west side of Stanton Park in Capitol Hill. We'll arrive at the Tour de Fat at 10:30am, in plenty of time to register for the gigantic group bike ride that kicks off the Tour de Fat every year. (You can pre-register online here). The suggested donation is $5 per adult rider.

 Costumes are strongly encouraged--we'll be bringing bike decorating supplies to help you make a statement with your bike!

For questions, contact Megan Odett at KidicalMassDC@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

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