Best Vehicular Sacrifice

Tour de Fat

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The gods demand a sacrifice. Like in days of yore, each year a sacrificial victim is rolled into public, where it is briefly mourned before it meets its end in front of a rowdy crowd. But rather than being terribly un-PC and rounding up a virgin, we sacrifice a car. For eight years running, Boise has been one of 11 cities to host New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat, a traveling celebration of everything bike. And each year, the bike gods demand the sacrifice of a car. The rest of us get to enjoy a day full of fun and bicycle-oriented frolicking with local biking groups taking home the proceeds, which in turn, are put back into area bike trails and projects. Not a bad trade-off for one little car.

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