If you are thinking about moving to Fort Collins, there’s something that you should definitely try to get involved in next year: the Tour de Fat. This event if put on by New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins has more than a few breweries!), and it celebrates trading in cars for bicycles in an effort to help the environment and provides participants with a day of silly fun.
Some Quick Bicycle Facts
Most people in the U.S. still drive to work everyday for a few reasons. Mainly that riding a bicycle through snow and sleet or in bad weather just won’t work if you have to wear a suit. But new numbers released by The League of American Bicyclists show that more people are in fact trading cars for bikes – here’s some more data.
- Survey participants report making more than 4 billion trips by bicycle during the year 2009 – that number has certainly grown since that last survey.
- In some of the U.S.’s biggest cities, bicycle commuting rates have increased by a huge 80%.
- More roadspace throughout the U.S. is being dedicated to cyclists.
- States like New Hampshire have recently set up laws that provide cyclists with ample room to ride on roadsides in rural areas . Previously there was no designated distance that a car had to drive in relation to a cyclists. The new laws have made cycling in these areas much safer.
So, it’s easy to see why the Tour de Fat is so popular, but there are other reasons too – like beer, food, costumes, a parade, and a great time for all.
The Tour de Fat Details
What can you expect at next year’s Tour de Fat? Beer, parades, costumes at some parades, free beer for cyclists looking to participate in the event, entertainment like bands, musicians, and jugglers, and, of course, food! If this sounds like a chance to grab your bicycle and get a costume well, you’re right. In fact that’s what the Tour de Fat is all about, and it’s one of the most popular events in Fort Collins.
For those that are just moving to Fort Collins, you may not know that Fort Collins is home to both many microbreweries and larger commercial breweries alike. Truly Fort Collins is a beer haven. If you like beer, are interested in learning about beer, or simply want to come and join in the fun, the Tour de Fat is a great way to see what this city is all about. Make sure to bring your bicycle and sign up for next year’s event as soon as you arrive in Fort Collins.
Calling Your Loveland Movers
We want to make sure that your bicycle and all of your costumes get to the Tour de Fat on time and in one piece. At Exodus Moving and Storage, we operate a full service moving company so we can move everything that you own to Fort Collins no matter where you are moving from. We also want to point out that you are moving to a really fun town full of amazing events like the Tour de Fat!
Call your Loveland movers today to see what we can do for you where rates and other details are concerned, and ask us about storage options if you have a lot to move but can’t fit it all into your new place. You can leave us a note here, contact us at our business, or find us on Facebook — see you at next year’s Tour de Fat!