New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat Stop in Boise
Raised More than $63,000 for Local Nonprofits
Twelve Thousand gathered in Ann Morrison Park
for a day of bikes, beer and bon vivants
Ft. Collins, Colo. – August 17, 2016 – Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling festival of bikes, beer and hilarity in charity, raised $63,365 in Boise on Saturday, August 13. About 12,000 bicycle and beer enthusiasts came to Ann Morrison Park for the event, with 12,000 riding in the bike parade.
Although it is free to attend Tour de Fat, proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations at the Boise stop went to Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association, Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, and Boise Bicycle Project. In total, Tour de Fat has raised more than $4 million for cycling nonprofits around the country.
A highlight of every Tour de Fat stop is the ceremonious Car-for-Bike swap, where one local hero hands over their car keys for the gift of two wheels and commits to commuting by bicycle for a full year. Woody Sobey is this year’s Car-for-Bike swapper from Boise.
Details from the Boise event:
Date: Saturday, August 13
Location: Ann Morrison Park
Attendance: 12,000 attended, up from 10,500 in 2015; and 12,000 parade participants
Money Raised: $63,365