Saturday, June 9, 2012
Two Weeks to Go!
Two Saturdays from now the Tour de Fat returns to Durham. It will be a fun, zany festival of all things motorless and two-wheeled. For those who missed last year, the "Tour" can be described as "street theater", vaudeville, and festival all rolled into one. It is most definitely a bike festival with beer, really good beer, on the side. Its sponsored by the New Belgium Brewing Company which makes its signature Fat Tire Beer (hence the "Fat" in Tour de Fat). The TDF raises money for local biking advocacy and development. All the proceeds stay local.
They've changed things around this year so that the "Car for Bike Trader" (that would be me, last year) receives not a bike, but money to put together a tailor made commuter bike at a local bike store. That way even more of the money stays local and you can design a commuter to suit your particular needs. So put your name in the pot to give up the old gas guzzler (they sell it and donate the money locally) and commit to riding for a year on your new leg powered vehicle.
For a bit of fun tune in to NBC17 for My Carolina Today on Tuesday, June 19 at 11am. I'll be doing a bit of an interview to talk about the Tour and the bike trade. Fun!