2019 Tempe Tour de Fat

Come to the biggest cycling benefit event in the valley! New Belgium Brewing sponsors The Tour de Fat at Tempe Beach Park the first weekend in October every year.

Along with costumes, which are always encouraged (just look at some photos), we’re also interested in seeing bike floats! If it’s pedal powered, able to travel the entire parade route, and smaller than a compact car you should consider bringing it along to wow the crowd.

Tempe Bicycle Action Group, The Central Arizona Mountain Bike Patrol, and Bike Saviours Bicycle Collective, are the benefiting non-profits groups for the Tour de Fat. The event is staffed by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to these non-profit groups.

Schedule of events:

Bike Parade:
Where: Ash Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway
11 a.m.- Noon

Festivities in the park:
Where: Tempe Beach Park
When: 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m.
11:30 am: Doors Open
1:00: Pool Party of No Return
1:40: Japhy’s Descent
2:30: Slow Ride
3:10: The Stakes
4:20: Dance Contest- Bike Give away
5:00: Headliner: Kolars
6pm: Event End, Please get home safe!

As we learn more about the day’s schedule we’ll post it here along with the multiple FB events you’ve probably already seen.

Volunteer Sign Up Below.
“Tempe has always been the biggest and best Tour de Fat. Thanks to new Belgium brewery all local bike non-profits get all of their funding from this one yearly event. Let’s show everyone that we’re still the best and keep the tradition going! Shifts are filling up fast sign up today and KEEP TEMPE HOT”

Sign Up Here

New to volunteering, this is what you get!
Entrance into the park, two free New Belgium beverages, all the high-fives your little hands can handle, 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 (<3 team costumes)!

Feel free to email tourdefat@biketempe.org if you have questions, comments or volunteer updates on the Tempe Tour de Fat.