For fans of beers and bike, the New Belgium Brewing Company brought its Tour de Fat festival to Yards Park in Washington DC. Makers of Fat Tire Ale, the Fort Collins-based company puts together the free festival, and gives the beer sales proceeds to WABA and other local bicycle advocacy groups. The event started in the morning with a costumed bicycle parade to RFK stadium and back. It was a beautiful day for the kooky carnival. There was entertainment all day long, most notably from colorful marching bands MarchFourth and Mucca Pazza.

Splat on the Camera
Exploding water balloon

Family Squabble
Pink Dark Vader and other performers

Cirque de Portland
March Forth stilt walkers

Dancing Man
March Forth stilt walkers

Loving the Music
March Forth trombone player

Mario and Luigi
Mario and Luigi

Shark and Swordsman

Fat suit on a kiddie bike

Theme Park
Beer-themed costumes

More photos via the TourDeFat2012dc.

Tour de Fat Barrels into Washington

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