Beer, Bemusement: Now’s Your Chance to Volunteer at Tour de Fat!

Start planning your costume, because New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat, a festive celebration of all things whimsical and bike-y, is rolling into town on Saturday, September 19.

This fun and fantastic event is also a fundraiser for the SF Bicycle Coalition and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, and we need over 200 volunteers to make it happen!

There are so many ways to help out, both leading up to the event and on the big day itself. Whether this will be your first ever Tour de Fat, or whether you’ve lost count, we’d love to have your help. Read on and sign up today!

Event Promotion & Prep:
Postering (on your own time before Monday, August 17): Hang posters at cafes and bike shops all over town! We’ll provide the posters, tape and a map of locations; you provide the pedal power. View the list of neighborhoods, and sign up to spread the word about this great event.

Hype it Up

Event Set-up:*
Join us on Friday, September 18, in Golden Gate Park to help set up tables, chairs, tents and last-minute details before the big day. Many hands make a great Tour de Fat!

Raise the Roof

At the Event:*
Be a part of the ballyhoo and volunteer on the big day! We’re looking for people to help lead the parade; to check IDs, sell drink tokens and pour beer; to run the craft and DIY station; to talk about the SF Bicycle Coalition’s work and recruit new and renewing members; to help park thousands of bicycles; and more.

I Can’t Wait!

All volunteers will receive a complimentary drink token. If you like an element of surprise in your life, sign up for the Mystery Shift on the day of the event and receive not one but two drink tokens. For more information on Tour de Fat, check out our events page.

*You must be a current member of the SF Bicycle Coalition to volunteer in this role. Not a member? Join today!

Become a member and you'll improve your commute and get discounts at shops across the city.