New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat
Rides into Golden Gate Park
Saturday Sept 21!!
Bikes, Beer and Beats Antique!
Annual Ballyhoo of Bikes & Beer is Back!
The rolling revelry of Tour de Fat returns to San Francisco on Saturday, September 21! Join us in the Park for the everyone-in 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
Here's your chance to practice drawing the perfect pint - and raise $$ to build Ridge Trail!! Dozens of volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks and shifts throughout the day to help make Tour de Fat a success!
All volunteers receive a Tour de Fat t-shirt, beer token, our everlasting appreciation, and more Ridge Trail to ride or hike on! Click Here to sign-up to Volunteer! Must be 21 to volunteer for ID Check, Beer Tokens or Beer Booth everyone else can help everywhere else.
Click here to Volunteer!!!
Bike Parade Marshalls
Volunteers register participants in the fantabulous Bike Parade, and then ride along as a guide, watching out for problems and keeping the parade group together. Parade route is a flat ride through Golden Gate Park down to the Beach and back.
There is another place at Tour de Fat just as busy as the beer tent: the Merchandise Booths. Help raise more $$ for the Ridge Trail Council & the SF Bicycle Coalition by staffing, stocking & selling!
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.
ID Check & Wristbands
Before our guests can have a beer, they must come to this booth to receive their wristband.
Once carded & banded, attendees can buy wooden nickels. Volunteers sell these “beer tokens of our affection."
This is where it gets fast & furious: bring your bells & whistles (yes, literally!) and make some noise! We need a strong volunteer base here in the form of pourers & servers.
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 Oark 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 - sell Ridge Trail t-shirts and use your vast Ridge Trail knowledge to woo guests and help them fill out membership forms.
Click here to Volunteer!!!
Ballyhoo Benefits Two Great Organizations
Proceeds benefit the Bay Area Ridge Trail and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Last year the Tour raised ~$32,000 for the Council and SFBC, and over the past 8 years has raised tens of thousands more to help complete the Ridge Trail and improve cycling in San Francisco.
Schedule of Events
2013 schedule of events
* 9:30 am - Bike Parade Registration Begins
* 11:00 am - Bike Parade - costumes HIGHLY encouraged
* 12:00 am - Performances Begin - check out the music & theatrics
* 2:30 pm - Funeral procession for car in the Car-for-Bike Swap
* 4:30 pm - Car-for-Bike Trade Celebration
* 5:00 pm - Curtain Closes.
Are you ready to trade your car for a sweet bike?
New Belgium will be giving a sweet new two-wheeled, human powered ride to someone - in return for their giving up the four-wheeled gas guzzling, global-warming causing vehicle.
Questions?: Contact the Ridge Trail Council at
Thanks for your support. Ride on!
New Belgium Brewing Company
Tour de Fat