Monday, November 12, 2007

Tour de Fat

The New Belgium Brewing Company's "Tour de Fat", which involves cyclists dressed up in fantastic costumes to raise awareness for the two-wheeled lifestyle, doubled its attendance from last year's festival, with more than 12,000 participants.

Notable quotes (from the press release by the New Belgium Brewery:

"Living car-free is great. No insurance, no repair bills, no gas money," said Brendan Halpin, who traded in his car for a bike in Missoula, Montana and has been using a trailer on the back of his bike to help haul groceries, laundry, even camping gear. "It promotes a healthy green lifestyle that is easily achievable by anyone that is willing to put in the extra effort. The monetary and lifestyle benefits are well worth the sacrifice."

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