Tour de Fat bike and beer fest

Tour de Fat bike and beer fest

(Photo by Nick Vlcek)

The weather (mostly) behaved during Saturday's Tour de Fat, a festival celebrating bikes and beer. Turnout at the event's second trip to Minnesota was up: Around 4,000 festival-goers were in attendance at Loring Park, 30 kegs of beer were consumed, and $16,000 was raised to benefit bike-friendly causes including the Midtown Greenway, BAM, and MORA.

The crowd was friendly and fun to watch. People showed up in costumes ranging from whimsically silly to drag to DIY superhero threads.

Want to see what you missed? Check out our three slideshows on the festival.

City Pages Arts Editor Nick Vlcek recaps the events with photographs here.

He also caught performances by vaudevillian talents the Yard Dogs here.

And photographer Kevin O'Meara captures the bike parade through downtown Minneapolis here.

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