We've heard it so may times that it's a bit embarrassing to say it now.....but this is truly an event that "gets bigger and better every year". The annual bike ride/costume wearing/outdoor enjoying/parade experiencing/beer consuming/family-fun and community gathering Labor Day weekend experience. Tour de Fat is September 1st!

This will be the 19th season for the crazy fun bike ride/parade that has raised more than $5-million for local bike non-profits since the beginning, according to the New Belgium website. There's also live music at the New Belgium Brewery after the ride.

Will this be your first time? Cool. Here are some things to know:

  • The parade is free, but a $5 donation is suggested. That money is for participating non-profits.
  • The parade will start at Mountain and Meldrum Street at 9:30am. The parade ends at 12:30pm.
  • The music festival, which will be at New Belgium Brewery, will start at 2pm and does require a ticket. Those will be $15 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free, but you will need a ticket for them. You can get tickets at the New Belgium website. 

Here's a brief video from last year's Tour de Fat.

Source: New Belgium/Coloradoan