Volunteer Now!! Tempe Tour de Fat Sign Up is Open!

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Help make the biggest bike party in Tempe possible! Volunteer at the Tempe Tour de Fat Oct. 7st!

Sign up to volunteer here
Or go to https://goo.gl/forms/ZB5IltuAqY8429jO2

There are several changes this year including a later start time, which allows us to do a bunch of free and fun local stuff before the main concert. We will still have your favorite in-event volunteer position (beer, tokens/ID) but will also have several new positions available for the free local events from 12-4, run by and for the TdF benefiting non-profits.

As always, get two free New Belgium beverages when you volunteer and a little something special from the volunteer organizations. Various positions and shifts available on a first-come first-served basis. Grab your friends and form a team of volunteers to spread the love!

To create a volunteer team, click the above registration link and add your new team name as part of the registration.  Your team name will automatically show up for everyone else after you register.

Contact tourdefat@biketempe.org with questions

Tour de Fat Volunteer Sign Up Coming Soon!

It’s that time of year again.  We are getting ready for another awesome Tempe Tour de Fat! This year it is Saturday October 7th so mark your calendar.

We plan to open up sign-ups next week so start getting your teams together.  Remember, team members get to work together on the day of the event so time to start thinking of that perfect team name and team costume.

There are several changes this year including a later start time which allows us to do a bunch of fun local stuff before the main concert. We will still have your favorite in-event volunteer position (beer, tokens/ID) but will also have several new positions available for the local events from 12-4 run by the TdF benefiting non-profits.

Want to be among the first to know when sign ups open?  Sign up on this list. As always, shifts/stations are filled on a first-come, first served and we expect volunteer spots to go really fast this year with the admission price.

We are still looking for a couple of all-day booth managers.  If you are interested please email ryan@biketempe.org or tourdefat@biketempe.org


Thank you for a making Tour de Fat 2016 Successful!

We would like to send out a huge thank you to all of our volunteers!  We look forward to working with you again next year.

There are going to be a lot of changes for 2017 and we are looking forward to making 2017 the best event possible.  If you would like to be involved in the planning/running of the event for 2017 please contact tourdefat@biketempe.org.

Want to be the first person to know when day-of volunteer sign ups open? Please sign up on this mailing list.

Thank you for a successful 2015 Tour da Fat!

We would like to send out a huge thank you to all of our volunteers!  We look forward to working with you again next year.

If you would like to be involved in the planning/running of the event for 2016 please contact tourdefat@biketempe.org.  We will let you know when our first meeting is (usually early May).

Want to be the first person to know when day-of volunteer sign ups open? Please sign up on this mailing list.

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Volunteer sign up is now open for the 2015 Tour de Fat!
The annual New Belgium Tour de Fat is on Saturday, October 3rd this year. As you know, the event is run by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to the Tempe Bicycle Action Group, Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective, the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, and the Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol.150682 2015 TDF HydroFlask Bottle 1.75x4.75side1

Volunteers are an indispensable part of the success of Tour de Fat; they make sure everyone has a great time sharing their love of bicycles, beer and brotherhood. Thanks for being eager to stay informed, and we hope to see you there!

The event in Tempe is one of the largest on New Belgium’s tour. We drew over 10,000 people last year, and we need about 400 volunteers to ensure that the event goes smoothly. As a volunteer you’ll get 2 free beer tokens, a New Belgium volunteer-only water bottle and a coupon for $5 off a t-shirt at the souvenir booth. Plus, it will be fun – so sign up now!

Questions?  Email tourdefat@biketempe.org.

-Tempe Tour de Fat Volunteer Coordination Team



Tempe Tour de Fat Volunteer Sign up to Open in August

Volunteers are what make this event such a success and we will need your help again this year. Start getting your teams/team name/costumes together for the 2015 Tempe Tour de Fat, October 3rd at Tempe Beach Park. Volunteer sign up will open in the middle of August. Watch this blog and facebook for more info.

Want to be one of the first to know when it opens? Sign up on this list. We will email you when we open the volunteer sign up sheet.

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Mark your Calendars! Tempe Tour de Fat is October 3rd

It’s coming! The largest bike party in Tempe is coming to Tempe Beach Park Saturday October 3rd.  Request the day off work and start getting your costume ready.

Last year, the Tour de Fat raised $95,000 for local Arizona nonprofits like TBAG, Bike Saviours and the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona. This year, let’s make it even bigger!

Join the event on facebook to get the latest updates on the event and keep an eye on the blog for volunteer info.


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Tour de Fat Tempe week of events

Tour de Fat’s coming up Oct. 4, so join your fellow greased up gearheads on an entire week of warm-up rides and shenannigans Monday – Friday Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, across Phoenix and Tempe!

Monday 9/29

5:30 p.m. Meet at the Spoke and Wheel | 8525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
6:30 p.m. Depart for the Yard | 5632 N. 7th Street Phoenix

Tuesday 9/30

5 p.m. Meet at Mellow Mushroom | 14205 South 50th Street, Phoenix
6 p.m. Depart for Public House Garage 4855 E. Warner Rd. #A31, Phoenix

Wednesday 10/1

5:30 p.m. Meet at Boulders On Broadway | 530 W Broadway Road Tempe
7 p.m. Join your peers for a mountain bike ride
9 p.m. WIN A NEW BIKE (!!) at Boulders on Broadway | Get your raffle tickets anytime beforehand at Boulders. One winner will be drawn at 9 p.m. Must be present to win.

Thursday 10/2

6:30 p.m. Meet @ Tempe Beach Park | Corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway
7 p.m. Depart for Papago Brewing Company | 7107 E McDowell Road, Scottsdale
8:30 p.m. Arrive at Casey Moores and WIN A NEW BIKE*! |850 South Ash Avenue Tempe

*hold the phone. Win a new bike again? Yeah. That’s a thing.

Friday 10/3

6-9 p.m. Tap takeover at Handlebar | 680 S Mill Ave., Tempe

Saturday 10/4

Better than Christmas, your birthday, Halloween, aunt Millie’s cat’s adoption day all together!
10 a.m. Register for the Tour de Fat parade
11 a.m. PARADE! Galavant through the streets of Tempe!
Noon – 5 p.m. Tempe Tour de Fat music, beer, bikes and babes at Tempe Beach Park


Tour de Fat 2014 Comes to Tempe

We are officially less than two weeks away from the biggest and best cycling event in the valley! That’s right, the annual Tour de Fat is right around the corner so we’ve compiled some information to get you all caught up and ready to go for the big day.

What is it?

Touted by New Belgium Brewing as their traveling celebration of all things bicycle, Tour de Fat starts out with a costumed bike parade through the city but the finish line is only the beginning of the festivities. Being the tenth and final stop on the Tour de Fat circuit this year means that you get to experience the grand finale and there is nothing we are holding back! There is going to be musical acts, yo-yo performers, bike/costume/dance contests, and even vaudeville acts so make sure to bring the family and friends along for the fun.

Why should you go?

Do you like bicycles? Do you like good beer? Do you like supporting the community? Do you like having fun? If you answered yes to one or more of these than you have no excuse to not show up to Tour de Fat. Also, those are trick questions because by signing up to receive these emails we already know you answered yes to at least a few of them. Proceeds from beer sales and donations are being given directly to local non-profits consisting of Tempe Bicycle Action Group, The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona, The Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol, and Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective to benefit bicycle culture and advocacy. Tour de Fat serves as the main source of funding for these groups so come sip an ice-cold New Belgium brew for a good cause.

When is it?

The costumed parade ride will start at 11 a.m. on October 4th, but registration for the ride will open up an hour beforehand, at 10 a.m. Remember we said that it was a daylong celebration? Well we weren’t kidding! After the parade there will be tons of entertainment to keep you busy until the big finale starts around 5 p.m.

Where is it?

Tour de Fat will be taking place at Tempe Beach Park, 620 N. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ. Also visit here for a map of the parade ride!

How much does it cost?

The best things in life are free which is why there is no charge to come out and partake in the festivities! Also, if you really like free stuff you can always pre-register for the parade online and if you chose to make a donation you will be rewarded with some awesome, free Tour de Fat gear such as a frog bike light or a license plate. That can all be taken care of here.

Why can’t it be sooner?

We know that you’re more excited than ever for Tour de Fat and while it may seem far away, these next couple weeks or so will go by fast. What does this mean for you? Start picking out your costume, decorating your bike, and spreading the word about the event. Us over here at T.B.A.G. look forward to riding and celebrating with you on October 4th. Also, stay tuned for upcoming pre-TdF ride information coming soon. Happy Cycling!

Tour de Fat warm-up rides & events!


How do you prepare for the best bike event around? You prefunk all week! This year’s Tempe Tour de Fat (Oct. 5) is preceded by rides, beer and bikes galore!

Tour de Fat Week – an event every night! 

Tue Oct 1 – Backyard Games and Clips of Faith Films Viewing – The Yard – 7pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/458811547550142/

Wed Oct 2 – New Belgium Tap Takeover – Boulders on Broadway – 6pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/505208392890083/

Thurs Oct 3 – Tempe – 80’s workout ride and bike giveaway – Meet 6:30 p.m. @ Tavern on Mill

Let’s get physical! This time around, strap on your spandex attire for the final warmup ride before Tempe Tour de Fat. Stretch out on your bike starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Tavern on Mill, then get some cardio at 7pm when you cruise to Gringo Star, Taste of Tops, and- for the final stretch- dig deeper to get to Casey Moore’s for the chance to win a 2013 New Belgium Cruiser!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/213861452110223/

Fri Oct 4 – Handlebar Tempe – Meet the Carnies – 7pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/328475800632658/

TEMPE TOUR DE FAT! SAT OCT 5th – 11am-5pm

And the main event! Tempe Tour de Fat! RSVP here and invite all of your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/170669189752637/ 100% of the proceeds from the Tempe Tour de Fat go to local bicycling non-profits like: Tempe Bicycle Action GroupBike Saviours, and The Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA) But we can’t do it without our great volunteers. If you’d like to help this year, sign up here: http://www.biketempe.org/events/tour-de-fat/