Young Sierrans – Dallas Sierra Club

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New Belgium Brewing – Tour de Fat – Austin (10/18/08)

Posted by youngsierrans on August 19, 2008

This is not a Sierra Club sponsored event.

Please let us know if you’re interested in joining the Friends of the Young Sierrans on a little adventure to Austin to participate in New Belgium Brewing’s World Famous Tour de Fat biking event. Plans wold be to drive down from Dallas on Friday evening, October 17th, and return sometime Sunday afternoon, October 19th. In addition to the Tour de Fat, we’ll enjoy live music and do some day hiking and/or lake/river canoing/kayaking/tubing. Wearing funky-fun costumes (hopefully, group-themed) at the event is required!

We’d probably want to book accommodations (hotel, bike rentals?) sooner than later, so please reply to Peter or Candace with your interest by September 10th. More info on the Tour de Fat can be found on the NBB site or blog.

Location: Fiesta Gardens, 1 Chicon Street, Austin, TX

Tour sustainable gestures include:
• The Tour de Fat crew traveling on B100 biodiesel fuel.
• Bands play from solar-powered stages that are transported in solar-powered trailers to keep the energy flowing.
• Volunteers and staff help compost and recycle waste from each tour stop, resulting in an overall waste diversion rate of 85% in 2006. The waste diversion rate goal for 2007 is 95%.
• 100% of the proceeds ($5 beers) go to local charities.  Tour de Fat admission is FREE!

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