New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat Rides into Golden Gate Park September 13!


New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat
Rides into Golden Gate Park

Saturday, September 13!

Tour de Fat rolls into Golden Gate Park Sat Sept 22!!


Annual Ballyhoo of Bikes & Beer is Back!

The rolling revelry of Tour de Fat returns to San Francisco on Saturday, September 13! Join us in the Park for the family-friendly bike parade,  music, fanciful entertainment, contests, art displays and, of course, New Belgium's Fat Tire Ale and other brews. Check out the home-made bikes, trick bikes for all to ride, slow-ride bike contest, port-a-potty karaoke, amazing art bikes, and the DIY tent!

Come Ride in the Parade and enjoy the Show, or Volunteer and Make It Happen!

Here's your chance to practice drawing the perfect pint - and raise $$ to build Ridge Trail!! Dozens of volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks and shifts throughout the day to help make Tour de Fat a success!

All volunteers receive a Tour de Fat t-shirt, beer token, our everlasting appreciation,  and more Ridge Trail to ride or hike on! Sign up here to volunteer or email for more info.


Volunteer Shifts

Bike Parade Marshalls: Volunteers register participants in the fantabulous Bike Parade, and then ride along as a guide, watching out for problems and keeping the parade group together. Parade route is a flat ride through Golden Gate Park down to the Beach and back.

Merchandise: There is another place at Tour de Fat just as busy as the beer tent: the Merchandise Booths.  Help raise more $$ for the Ridge Trail Council & the SF Bicycle Coalition by staffing, stocking & selling!

H20 Technicians: The mission: where there is no water, provide it. Volunteers keep the water stations stocked for all, and occasionally check-in backstage to make sure the performers are well hydrated.

Issue Wristbands and Sell Beer Tokens: Before out guests can have a beer, they must come to this booth and receive their wristband. Volunteers will check ID, apply the band, and sell "beer tokens of our affection." Volunteers must be 21 for this shift. 

Beer Booth or Cart: This is where it gets fast & furious: bring your bells & whistles (yes, literally!) and make some noise!  We need a strong volunteer base here to be pourers and servers or push the pedal-powered cans-only cart. Volunteers must be 21 for this shift.

Tear Down: The Tear-Down crew cleans up the party. Missed your gym visit to come to the show? Make up for it loading up the party furniture. But muscle is not a requirement to help here! We pride ourselves in leaving the Park cleaner than when we arrived, so everything from breaking-down tents, stacking tables & chairs, final trash clean-up, etc. is what you’ll do.

Ridge Trail Booth: Help out at the Ridge Trail booth - use your vast Ridge Trail knowledge to answer questions, woo guests and help them fill out membership forms.

Ballyhoo Benefits Two Great Organizations

Proceeds benefit the Bay Area Ridge Trail and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Over the past 9 years the Tour has raised tens of thousands more to help complete the Ridge Trail and improve cycling in San Francisco.

Questions?: Contact the Ridge Trail Council at or 415.561.2595.

Thanks for your support. Ride on!

New Belgium Brewing Company

Tour de Fat

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council

San Francisco Bicycle  Coalition

New Belgium Brewing Company

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