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No Tour de Fat this year at Gas Works

Posted by Kate Bergman on March 29th, 2011

Bummer news for beer lovers and bicyclists: New Belgium’s Tour de Fat won’t stop at Wallingford’s Gas Works Park (or anywhere in Seattle) this year.

We learned through Seattle Bike Blog that the popular traveling festival, which has stopped in Seattle for the past 11 years, will skip both our town and bike-crazy Portland. The explanation appeared on The Tour de Fat’s Facebook page:

After eleven years in Seattle and six years in Portland, the Tour de Fat is moving on to spread the bike love to Durham, NC and Nashville, TN. Seattle and Portland, your bike scenes are idyllic (big love) and you’ve had a huge impact on shaping the Tour de Fat over the years. This year we will be spreading the bike culture we all share to new parts of the country where it’s still developing. Thank you for all the good times and great memories.

See our coverage of last year’s Tour here.



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