Did you make it out for the bikes, beer and bemusement in Denver this weekend? Tour de Fat, hosted by New Belgium Brewing Company, is the annual event highlighting costumes, bike riding, music and best of all–beer. But don’t be fooled by the amount of fun you can have riding around and drinking the latest seasonal brews, this event is for charity. All of the money raised from beer buying and product purchasing goes towards local bicycle nonprofits including BikeDenver and Denver Cruisers.
Just in case you didn’t make it out for the annual fest, we collected words of wisdom from the beer fueled Tour de Fat-goers, dressed in everything from NASA suits to unicorn onesies. Below you can see some of the wildest costumes from the festival and alongside event-goers’ words of wisdom for your daily dose of quirky inspiration.
All photography by Austin Cope.
“Did you get your iron today?” – Fruit salad girls Brittany, Crystal, Crystal, Krystal, Victoria and Jill “Rock out with your brock out.” – Broccoli Crystal
“Docking Maneuver, Go!” – Jeremy | “Always wear a diaper.” – Dylan
“Let it all hang out.” – Jarrod and Jessica
“Live fast, party naked.” – Spartan Dan | “Rinse, wash, repeat, ALWAYS REPEAT.” – Nun Trevor
Tour de Fat performers.
“Don’t be afraid to screw.” – Brian and Jess | “Just plug and play baby.” – Danielle and Katie
“Don’t be shitty.” – Ben
“Go Broncos.” – Nikki and Natalie
“Don’t swim for 30 minutes after I eat you.” – Shark Dylan | “The bipartisan system is outdated and should be abolished.” – One-eared Pikachu
“Wash your hands.” – Justin, Cole, Jeremy and Jenny
Tour De Fat’s host of the traveling talent show.
Ben the T-rex had no advice to give.
“Argh.” – Pirate Jack
“Fight naked.” – Brie | “Drink and be merry.” – Kayla
“A beer a day keeps the doctor away.” – Kimmy and Sierra
No advice was given as Andrea, Steven and Magda took off in search of the rest of their Mario Party.
How Tour De Fat does a fashion show.
Max’s costume was worth a thousand words of wisdom.
Until next year, Tour de Fat!