Sunday, October 24, 2010
Inaugural Tour De Fat Carnival comes to Los Angeles
The inaugural Tour De Fat bike festival came to town yesterday, and I couldn't have known what a completely bizarre and wonderful event I was riding into. It turns out beer and bicycles go really well together and the people at Fat Tire Ale know how to throw a proper bicycle themed celebration around their stellar line of tasty suds. There was music, performances, comedy, apple eating contests and people and bikes of all shapes, colors, sizes and decor. If I were to join a traveling circus, this would be it! As the MC so eloquently put it, the Tour De Fat is all about bringing back that childhood sense of awe and wonder you got from dressing up like a freak and riding your bike around the neighborhood.
and on the way home, I stopped to enjoy the many unique sights and sounds on Chinatown:
Is Los Angeles is quietly becoming a mecca for cycling?
See the rest of the photos below: