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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:31 PM


WHAT: New Belgium’s Tour de Fat
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003
Tour de Fat, a daylong festival in the park that celebrates the bicycle, showcases New Belgium beers and provides eclectic and engaging entertainment for all. It’s a free event, but all proceeds from beer sales goes to local nonprofits. In Washington D.C. the benefiting nonprofits are Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Black Women Bike DC and MORE. Over its course, Tour de Fat has raised more than $2 million for nonprofit organizations.

Each festival kicks off with a bicycle parade through city streets in celebration of the bike. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory—though the truly aware come prepared. Each parade route is designed for people of all skill levels, wrapping up at the park for a day of both sensory stimulation and relaxation.

Join us after the parade at The Yards Park where the festival stages heat up with national musical acts, touring comedy groups, artistic ensembles and unexpected entertainment. Kids of all ages can test their bicycle prowess on art bikes, dance in the grass and explore a wide variety of games and activities, such as giant versions of telephone and Plinko.

Learn more about New Belgium Brewing and Tour de Fat by visiting:

355 Water Street SE, 20003    google map | yahoo map

• Location: District of Columbia, The Yards Park

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