by Heather Lile
Each year, you can hardly wait for the Tour de Fat.
You found the perfect tutu, wig and wings to wear with the combat boots you borrowed from your brother. Your bike has been adorned with bells and whistles. And now you are ready for the annual touring bike ride that celebrates pedal power and the individuality of the beer-drinking bikers among us. But the anticipation is killing you.
Well, this year, the wait to celebrate will be a little shorter. The Night Before de Tour is an additional cyclical celebration, and it's happening tonight.
This Tour de Fat kickoff party and custom bike show takes place on Eighth Street between Bannock and Main streets starting at 6 tonight. In addition to the show, you can enjoy New Belgium beer specials, live music, games, prizes and a spot where you can fine-tune your bike. And a BW photog will be ready to snap your pic as you pose with your loved one. How you explain to your significant other that your bike is your loved one for the evening is entirely up to you.