Tour de Fat, a daylong festival in the park that celebrates the bicycle, showcases New Belgium beers and provides eclectic and engaging entertainment for all. It’s a free event, but all proceeds from beer sales goes to local nonprofits. In Chicago, the benefiting nonprofit is West Town Bikes. Tour de Fat raised more than $530,000 for bicycle nonprofit organizations in 2013 alone.
Each festival kicks off with a bicycle parade through city streets in celebration of the bike. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory—though the truly aware come prepared. Each parade route is designed for people of all skill levels, wrapping up at the park for a day of both sensory stimulation and relaxation.
Join us after the parade at Palmer Square where the festival stages heat up with national musical acts, touring comedy groups, artistic ensembles and unexpected entertainment. Kids of all ages can test their bicycle prowess on art bikes, dance in the grass and explore a wide variety of games and activities, such as The Slow Ride Race and a 1,000 Person Dance Contest to win a New Belgium Cruiser bike.
Learn more about New Belgium Brewing and Tour de Fat by visiting: http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/chicago.aspx.
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