Saturday, June 1, 2013

Another Fabulous Tour de Fat

FABB Tour de Fat convoy
ready to begin our ride
We had a great time at DC's second annual Tour de Fat today. FABB volunteers were again working the ID/Wristband station and we were busy the entire day. The morning shift gathered at Vienna Town Green at 8am for a convoy/parade down to Yards Park and it was a beautiful ride.

Some of us were dressed very much in the spirit of Tour de Fat. Check out Ann's bike and outfit as she was riding on a stretch of the Mount Vernon Trail.

On the Mt Vernon Trail headed
to Tour de Fat
Our rough estimate is that there were twice as many people at the event this year over last year. $27,000 was raised to benefit WABA, FABB, MORE, Black Women Bike DC, and Phoenix bikes.

A huge thanks to the FABB volunteers who worked all day checking IDs. While New Belgium Brewery has a crew and provides most of the infrastructure for the Tour, it couldn't happen without all of the enthusiastic volunteers who check IDs, sell tokens, pour beer, sell merchandise and do so many of the other jobs needed for a successful event.

FABB volunteers working
the Wristband station
Thanks to New Belgium for putting on such a great event. It's a fun time, a celebration of bike culture in the greater DC area, and a source of much-needed funds for the above local non-profits. If you didn't attend this year's event, don't miss it next year.



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