Tour de Fat comes to San Diego Again

One of the most successful bike carnivals created by the New Belgium Brewing Company, Tour de Fat, will make a stop in San Diego for the third successive year.

Tour de Fat Poster.

The event this year will be held at the Golden Hill Park which is part of Balboa Park and located in the bike friendly neighborhood of South Park. The location was moved from the previous one at 6th and Laurel due to numerous noise complaints from neighbors who resided along 6th Avenue.

Tour de Fat is one of the major fundraising sources for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.

As with previous years, the carnival begins with a bike parade at 11 AM. The parade route is embedded below:

View 2011 San Diego Tour De Fat in a larger map
After the bike parade, Tour de Fat will feature music and theatrics by Daredevil Chicken Club, The Dovekins, YoYo Squared, Free Energy, and Extra Action Marching Band.

As always, Tour de Fat is also looking for a local resident who felt left out of the car-free day celebration yesterday and would like to trade away their car in exchange for a new commuter bicycle from New Belgium.

Below are some photos from previous Tour de Fat carnivals in San Diego.

Bike for Car Winner
2009 Trade Car for Bike Winner. Photo flickr/protorio
Some of the San Diegan's Bikes at the 2009 Tour de Fat. Photo: flickr/crosby_cj
A Happy Participant at the 2009 Tour de Fat. Photo: flickr/markjdos