Fat Money


It’s now a matter of fact: Boise’s bike community walks the walk, or rather, pedals the pedal.

The final totals are in for the annual Tour de Fat, which raises money for locally based bike organizations, and little old Boise beat out much larger towns on the 11-city tour.

This year, money raised in Boise went to the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association and the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance, while the Boise Bicycle Project was on hand to collect donated bikes and parts.

In all, more than $276,000 was raised through the event—bringing the total New Belgium Brewing has donated to more than $1.25 million, since starting the Tour de Fat. This year, more than 55,000 came out to celebrate during the course of the tour.

Here’s the city-by-city breakdown, ranked in order of most money raised.

Ft. Collins, Colo.
$65,000 raised
16,000 people attended

Tempe, Ariz.
$58,337 raised
10,000 people attended

$42,501 raised
6,500 people attended

$27,460 raised
4,700 people attended

$20,900 raised
4,300 people attended

San Diego
$19,262 raised
2,200 people attended

San Francisco
$13,692 raised
3,600 people attended

$8,341 raised
1,800 people attended

$8,231 raised
2,100 people attended

$7,257 raised
2,000 attended

Portland, Ore.
$5,895 raised
2,600 people attended