Free Tour de Fat Festival in San Francisco – Sept 24
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Come out and enjoy the free Tour de Fat, on Saturday Sept 24 at Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Festivities begin with an 11 a.m. costumed ride through the park (registration starts at 10 a.m.) and continue through the afternoon with music from indie bands the Dovekins and Free Energy, as well as the renegade parade stylings of the Extra Action Marching Band. There will also be a fiery stunt bike performance and a collection of crazy, carnival-like bikes to ride. The day culminates with one partygoer giving up his gas-guzzling car for a custom, handcrafted steel commuter bike. Complete with fenders, racks and panniers, this bike is designed to do everything your car could do – except pollute. The annual free bike and beer festival is hosted by the New Belgium Brewery Co. of Fort Collins, Colo. and will occur in 13 cities across the country this year, It’s named after its popular Fat Tire amber ale. Now in its 12th year, the festival continues to expand on its goal to “roust a city’s inner city cyclist” by offering a full day of music, art and bicycle fun. This year, with the beer garden separated from the rest of the event, it’s an all-ages, family-friendly event.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park, S.F. www.sfbike.org/?fat.