’05 Tour de Fat.]
It’s no easy task for an out-of-town group to come into Portland and throw a bike party that rivals our own…but the folks at New Belgium pull it off with their traveling cycling circus known as the Tour de Fat.
Last year’s event is still etched in my mind as one of the best things I did all year.
Even before I got drunk and danced like a fool, I reveled in the zany, costume-filled bike parade, was wowed by the Yard Dogs Road Show, and tested my bike skills (and my ego) in the mutant bike rodeo.
And to top it all off, the money raised at the event benefits the BTA and PUMP.
This year they’ll have a performance by the incomparable, internationally famous March Fourth Marching Band.
So mark your calendars for Saturday August 19th and make your way to Waterfront Park for a bike party you don’t want to miss. For full schedule and more details, check out the Portland page on their website.
For more of my photos from last year, check out the Tour de Fat ’05 gallery.