The Tour de Fat is Back!
July 26th in Loring Park

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The Tour de Fat traveling bike carnival returns to the Twin Cities on Saturday, July 26th, in Loring Park. The event raises funds for local biking organizations, including the Midtown Greenway Coalition, Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists, and Minneapolis Off-Road Cycling Advocates.

Bike in the popular social ride/parade through downtown Minneapolis, complete with wacky costumes and a very animated send-off. Then, return to Loring Park for live music and performances, local food trucks, and of course New Belgium beer!

You can pre-register for the bike parade here and get some cool TDF SWAG!

In addition to Fat Tire, Ranger, and other popular New Belgium beer varieties, the event will feature special taps from the Lips of Faith series.  There will also be limited-release ales brewed in collaboration with Odell Brewing Company (Colorado) and 3 Floyds Brewing Company (Indiana).

Volunteers receive two drink tokens and a t-shirt!  Sign up here

Join us for a great day of bikes, beer, and fundraising for local nonprofits working to make cycling even better in the Twin Cities and beyond!

Twin Cities Tour de Fat Schedule

10:00am-11:00am: Parade/Ride Registration in Loring Park

11:00am-12:00pm: Parade/Ride through downtown Mpls

12:00pm-5:00pm: Live music, performances, food, beer!
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About the Coalition

We're the nonprofit organization that worked to get the Greenway built.  

Not too many years ago, it was a trash-filled trench that was a disgrace to our city.  Now, it contains a world-class biking and walking trail that's the envy of cities across the nation.  In fact, the Midtown Greenway trail was recently named the best urban bike trail in the USA!

Our work didn't end after the Greenway was built.  Now, we work to protect and enhance it.

Recently, we fought to keep high-voltage overhead power lines out of the Greenway – and we won!   

We operate a nightly Trail Watch bike patrol; work to create safer street crossings; and operate programs that help keep the Greenway clean and green.

We raise all of our own funds and receive no operational funding from the government.

We're a coalition of neighborhoods, organizations, and individuals who love the Midtown Greenway and want to protect and enhance it.

Love the Greenway too?

Join us! 

 

Recent News & DevelopmentsALL NEWS

Midtown Greenway Named Best Urban Bike Trail in the Nation

Midtown Greenway named best bike trail in the USA. MORE

 

Midtown Greenway Featured in Rails to Trails Magazine

We are pleased to announce that the latest Rails to Trails Magazine features the Midtown Greenway as the cover story! MORE

 

And the Verdict is...

After a long deliberation, the Public Utilities Commission voted to bury the power lines under 28th Street. We're very excited about this decision! MORE

 
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