Call for Tour de Fat Volunteers

Want to help out at this year’s Tempe Tour de Fat on Saturday, October 11th @ Tempe Town Lake?

Happy Volunteer

The proceeds from Tour de Fat go to four local bicycle groups — Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Mountain Bike Association of Arizona , the Tempe-based Bicycle Saviours, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol.

In addition to the good karma that comes with helping raise money for bicycle advocacy in the greater PHX metro area, you’ll have a great time pouring beer, selling TdF gear and spreading the love. Plus, you get a Tour de Fat shirt and two free beer tokens for enjoying when you are not volunteering. How could you pass this up?

Look at the info below (click “Read the rest of this entry”) and then email the required details to:

UPDATE (Oct. 7th, 2008):
Volunteer slots for the first and second shifts are full! If you are interested in volunteering, we still need people to help out with beer pouring and ID checking during the third shift (2:15-4 PM) and tear sown following the event.

Tempe Tour de Fat Volunteer info:

What do we need volunteers to do?: Set-up, tear-down, pour beer, collect money, check IDs, distribute water, collect recycling, and marshal the bike parade. Shifts are 1 hour and 45 minutes long and run from 11:00 – 4 PM (setup @ 8 AM and tear down is post-event starting at 4 pm).

When do we need help?: October 11, 2008 (Parade at 10:00am, Beer and music at 11:00)

Where is Tour de Fat?: Tempe Beach Park at Tempe Town Lake.

Why should you volunteer?: In addition to helping to raise money for your favorite local bicycle nonprofit, you’ll get a Tour de Fat shirt and two drink tokens to enjoy when you’re not volunteering. Plus, it’s an absolute blast!

If you’re interested (and we know you are), please send the information below to The volunteer slots fill in order of reply, so get back to us soon!



Email Address:

T-Shirt Size:

Please check any time slots you’d be willing to take. We’ll only assign you to one (unless you really want to work more) of them so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the Tour de Fat in addition to making the event a success:

Set-up (8-10 AM): _____

11-12:45 PM: ______

12:45-2:15 PM: ______

2:15-4 PM: ______

Tear-down (4-6 PM): ______

Are you willing to pour beer or check IDs? (You must be over 21 and must attend a training session on a weekday evening during the week before the event. The training session includes free dinner courtesy of New Belgium Brewery and will provide you with alcohol server certification. This certification is good for three years, so you need not attend if you were certified in the last 2 year):___________

Are you over 21? (If you’re not, you can still volunteer we just can’t have you check IDs or pour beer):____________

Are you willing to work two shifts? ___________

7 thoughts on “Call for Tour de Fat Volunteers

  1. To whom it may concern,
    Hello and good day, i am interested in volunteering for duty at the tour.

    Name: Ryan Forshee
    Email address:
    T-shirt size: Medium

    I am interested in volunteering for the 12:45-2:15 time slot, but i am fully flexible if said spot is filled.

    I am over 21 and willing to check ID’s and / or pour beer.

  2. Just wanted to let you know I signed up and am Hoping to be a volunteer and help out! Can’t wait for this to happen!

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