The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s annual Tour de Fat event hits Golden Gate Park this Saturday from 11am until 5pm at Lindley Meadow (map). It’s called that because it’s sponsored by New Belgium Brewing Company, the makers of Fat Tire beer.
It’s a raucous, family-friendly celebration of all things fun and cyclical. Hop on your two-wheeler and join the Tour de Fat Bike Parade at 11am. Dress up in costume or outfit your bike for the grand display. Sort of like a kinder, much gentler critical mass for all ages.
You’ll also have a chance to get your bike repaired (or at least tinkered with), your face painted, eat some good food, have a beer and join their “cycling circus of sensory splendor”. Bring an item of clothing and you can silkscreen it with bikes at the DIY booth.
Tour de Fat is a free event and all proceeds from beer sales ($5 for 16 oz.) will benefit the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council.
If you do bring your bike, free valet parking is available. But even if you’re without your own set of wheels, you can still come out to enjoy the cycling fun.
. The first Mission Bicycle Festival will take place Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th.
Events for the weekend include
Group Ride to the Tour de Fat Festival
Bike Tour - 10 Mission Secrets
Mercado - local vendors and artisans selling accessories & gear.
Block Party - Competitions, displays, community.
Fashion Show - Fresh from the runway at Interbike in Las Vegas.
Art Exhibition - PaperGirlSF will display hundreds of pieces
Click here for locations, a full schedule of events and complete listing of participating organizations.