Tour de Fat is a great event that has been put on by our Fort Collins own, New Belgium Brewing Company for 16 years. It raises money for local bike clubs, is a great time for the whole family and the 2015 date has just been announced. New Belgium hosts Tour de Fat's in cities around the country, like Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, San Diego and more.

The 2015 Fort Collins Tour de Fat is set for September 5. The event is free with the annual custom bike parade, a 1000-people dance contest and day-long carnival attractions. Funds for local nonprofits like Overland Mountain Bike Club, Bike Fort Collins and Fort Collins Bike Co-Op are raised from beer and merchandise sales. According to the Coloradoan, In 2014, Tour de Fat raised over $625,000 for local nonprofits in 10 cities, $110,000 was raised in Fort Collins alone.

If you're interested in participating, you can get even more information at the official Tour de Fat Facebook page.

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