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You will be relieved or dismayed to learn that children are not allowed in the beer garden.On Saturday 7/31/10, Kidical Mass will meet up at Ballard Commons Park just before 9 for an on-time 9am departure to Gasworks for the New Belgium Tour de Fat! See our inaugural KM post for the route.

Bring your freak bikes, your kids, and a fly outfit or costume. The Tour de Fat looks to be a lot of fun, and we'll arrive in time for their 10am bike parade, which is "a costumed celebration of human-powered transportation". Quoth their 3rd Commandment:

3. May every generation come forth:This is a family friendly event. Costumes, bikes and a parade? We were thinking like kids when we created Tour de Fat.

Last year we LOVED the Tour de Fat, and are looking forward to the parade, art bike demo corral, and the vaudevillian performances. The parade last year was a slow fun ride down the Burke Gilman, looping back to Gasworks, with plenty of freak bikes and mobile sound-systems. Update: This year's parade route is shorter - only 3 miles, just in Fremont. and will involve a dance party at the Troll!

Print out their registration form and drop it off before the parade to save time. If their big bike parade isn't your cup of tea, there will be plenty of other bikey entertainment (schedule TBA).

As for August ... SAVE THE DATE of AUGUST 15th! Fiets of Parenthood details to follow (here they are!), but that's the weekend you don't want to miss. Seriously. Cancel those flights. Respondez "Non" to RSVP (sorry Cascade distance ride people ... there was no other weekend that worked, and it seems like you're riding somewhere in the gol-dang PNW every weekend this summer). You won't need high viscosity chamois cream on our ride. But then again, a different kind of paste may come in handy on the diaper change challenge.


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Reader Comments (2)

Thanks for the shout out about the Tour de Fat, Jullian. This year, like most years, Bike Works (along with Bicycle Alliance of Washington) is a beneficiary of the TdF and we are helping to put together the rad bicycle parade portion of your Saturday. It is worth noting that this year's parade route is only three miles long and stays entirely in Fremont. We'll use up the extra time gained by the shorter ride by partying with the troll under the bridge. Gonna be fun!

The route lives here, if anybody is interested:,-122.344179&spn=0.014224,0.029311&z=15&msid=101493334943732335379.00048b5e74d30b38a7520

See you all at Gasworks!

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavey Oil

God, you must be a gymnast to pull that off even on a mixte frame! Good thing I have no kids, because I have no sense of balance. Even on a loop frame, those poor kids would be traumatised!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLovely Bicycle!

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