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Trade your car for a bike? Make it so at this year's Tour de Fat!

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Summer may be winding down here in Denver as we are waking up to cooler temperatures, seeing earlier sunsets, and watching ski-and-snowboard gear go on sale. While it may be getting colder, it’s not quite time to put away that bike yet. On September 8th, the 13th annual Tour de Fat is rolling through Denver to celebrate two things Denver residents love: beer and bikes.

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Tour de Fat, brought to us by New Belgium Brewery , has always been an event that 1) raises money for local non-profits and 2) celebrates the culture of the bicycle. Last year the 10,000 participants helped raised upward of $67,000 dollars for Denver NPOs that are focused on bicycle advocacy and infrastructure.

This year’s Tour de Fat takes place on September 8th. Cyclists can gather on the west side of City Park at 9 AM to register for the famous Tour de Fat parade. While the event is free, there are suggested donations of $5 for those who wish to participate in the parade. This year’s parade route is planned and led by The Denver Cruiser’s very own Brad Evans.

After the parade there will be beer, free live music, and a variety of other events back at City Park. One of the events includes the famed Car-for-Bike trade where a volunteer will hand over their car for a bike voucher - valued at over $2,000 - to obtain an incredible commuter bike from a Denver-area bike shop. As of this posting, Denver is still looking for someone to give up their four-wheeler for a two-wheeler. More details can be found here.

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