Tour de Fat cycles through the heart of Tempe

Bike enthusiasts unite! The Tour de Fat is making its annual homage to our dear city of Tempe. Named for one of the organizations most popular brews, Fat Tire, featuring an iconic red bicycle on the label will amuse and delight crowds with their whimsical bike festival this Saturday, October 9th. The event features a bike parade filled with costumed cruise-aders that plan to take the city by storm at 9AM. The parade concludes its trek back at Tempe Beach Park where doors open at 10AM for a fun filled day of food, drinks and entertainment. This event is so special and unique. Not only does it focus its efforts on the many wonders the bike brings us, but they strive for zero waste! Event goers will be greeted by friendly volunteers who help them recycle and compost their event generated waste all day long.  My favorite attraction of the day is the squirm burpee circus.  Comedic performance artists dress up in clothing reminiscent of time long ago and delight onlookers with witty banter and death defying stunts.  For more information on the event, visit:

By Jehnifer Niklas