[maxgallery name=”tour-de-fat-festival-2014″]Part bike parade, part traveling circus, and part non-profit fund raiser, New Belgium’s annual Tour De Fat once again arrived in San Francisco last Saturday. The event began with a costume bike parade that ended at Golden Gate Park’s Lindley Meadow where vaudeville style performances, interactive circus style contraptions, and New Belgium’s signature beers awaited attendees. Highlights included a bike oddity pen where patrons donned helmets and rode on unusually configured bicycles.
As urban cycling continues to gain momentum in the United States, the festival has grown in popularity and raised more than $3 million to local non-profit organizations. On Saturday, the event raised more than $30,000 to local non-profits San Francisco Bike Coalition and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council. The 10 city traveling festival continues to San Diego next week and concludes in early October at Tempe, Arizona.