ZANY BIKE PARADE IN SAN DIEGO--Want to be in a neighborhood bicycle parade? The folks at West Coaster Magazine reminds us come Saturday, Sept. 29 for one day only you’ll have your chance to show up in circus garb or whatever eclectic look you wish as part of the annual San Diego version of New Belgium Brewing Company’s “Tour de Fat” celebration.
The free event, which raises money for local nonprofits through beer and merchandise purchases, just exceeded the $2 million mark for total funds raised since its inception 13 years ago. Last year’s San Diego Tour de Fat festival raised nearly $21,250 and had about 3,000 attendees.
Where: Golden Hill Park, north on 25th St at Russ Boulevard (more like an alley than a boulevard).
Here’s more from event organizer: New Belgium Brewing:
“…Hold on tight, San Diego, we’re headed back for another round! New Belgium Brewing’s cycling circus, Tour de Fat, is coming to town for one day on Saturday, September 29 at Golden Hill Park. Tour de Fat rookies and veterans alike are encouraged to grab a bike and join us for a whimsical day of entertainment and two-wheeled revelry, all while raising money for San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and San Diego Mountain Bike Association.
“For those who haven’t experienced Tour de Fat, it is a thrilling rite of passage that includes an unparalleled costumed bicycle parade, New Belgium beer, eccentric entertainment, local food, unusual bike contests and much more.
“The bike parade starts at 11 am and for 3 miles winds around the south of Balboa Park ‘hoods of Golden Hill and South Park. Stay after the parade for some folly from noon to 4 pm at Golden Hill Park…”
Read up on New Belgian Brewing and the Tour de Fat’s history and find out about the popular Car-for-Bike Swap. For juicy details you have to click: http://www.westcoastersd.com/2012/09/25/tour-de-fat-returns-to-san-diego-sept-29/
More info: http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/tour-dates/san-diego.aspx