Tour de Fat raises $500K for nonprofits nationwide
Tour de Fat visited 15 cities between June and October, attracting nearly 75,000 festival attendees and more than 47,000 cyclists.
The ride also broke the $2 million mark in total dollars raised since its inception 13 years ago. The money from each stop goes to nonprofit organizations and is typically spent on cyclist-friendly causes, such as trail maintenance and safety education.
Money is raised at the tours through beer and merchandise purchases, as well as the cars donated through the car-for-bike swap conducted at every Tour de Fat.
The Fort Collins race, which took place on Sept. 1, had the largest number of attendees with 21,000. The ride raised $79,057, topping the Denver ride, which raised $71,454.
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