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Aug 24

The 2010 Tour de Fat Boise raised over $43,000 for local bicycle Non-Profits this year. 

Thanks to the New Belgium Brewery for helping organizations like SWIMBA, TVCA and Boise Bicycle Project.

Southwest Mountain Bike Association, SWIMBA, was able to build new trails like Mahalo Trail and fund the construction of Fat Tire Traverse and Watchman.  These funds also help to maintain the existing trail systems in Southwest Idaho.

Boise’s Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, TVCA. Their mission is to raise awareness that bicycling is a healthful, economical, and practical mode of transportation; and ensure that people of all ages can ride bicycles competently, safely and lawfully. We are gathering the knowledge and experience of local bicyclists in order to help the Treasure Valley be a community whose citizens understand the importance of bicycling and whose elected and appointed officials recognize the rights and needs of bicyclists for the sake of community well being.

Boise Bicycle ProjectBoise Bicycle Project believes that everyone should have access to quality bicycles and bicycle education.  One of their great programs gives bicycles to kids 13 and under for free if they go through one of their bicycle safety programs.  If they are too young to go through the program they just need to be referred by another charitable organization.

 

This year the Tour de Fat hits 13 western cities to drive the message about the positive societal offerings of the bicycle.

Date City Location
6/26/2010 Chicago, Illinois Palmer Square Park – Corner of Palmer Blvd. and Kedzie
7/03/2010 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Humboldt Park – 3000 S. Howell
7/10/2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota Loring Park
7/31/2010 Seattle, Washington Gasworks Park
8/14/2010 Portland, Oregon Waterfront Park
8/21/2010 Boise, Idaho Ann Morrison Park
9/4/2010 Fort Collins, Colorado Mothership!!!
9/11/2010 Denver, Colorado City Park
9/25/2010 San Francisco, California  Lindley Meadows in Golden Gate Park
10/02/2010 San Diego, California Balboa Park
10/09/2010 Tempe, Arizona  Tempe Town Park
10/23/2010 Los Angeles, California L.A. State Historic Park – 1245 N. Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
10/30/2010 Austin, Texas Fiesta Gardens

Here are a few photos we took at the festival.

Tour de Fat 1 Tour de Fat 2  Tour de Fat 3
Tour de Fat 4 Tour de Fat 5 Tour de Fat 6
Tour de Fat 7 Tour de Fat 8 Tour de Fat 9
Tour de Fat 10 Tour de Fat 11 Tour de Fat 12
Tour de Fat 13 Tour de Fat 14 Tour de Fat 15

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