Bikes and beers were the main course on Saturday as New Belgium Brewing rolled through town and set up shop at the La Plata County Fairgrounds for the annual Tour de Fat. This years venue sported more asphalt, perfect for trying out some of the brewerys Frankenbike creations but not so good for those seeking some shade. And in keeping with 10 Commandments of Tour de Fat, most revelers came dressed as their favorite alter ego, because When everybodys weird, no one is

Riders get information before the start of the traffic-stopping,
jaw-dropping bike parade through town. Partygoers enjoy trying out some of the strange rides on
hand. Members of the Squirm Burpee Circus perform for the crowd on
Saturday afternoon. March Fourth Marching Band gets down for the crowd at the
Fairgrounds on Saturday. Shimmy gets ready for a revival after Carpocolypse Now, the mock
funeral for cars and mankinds out of control dependance on oil. A lone cyclist makes his way along the bike path while catching
up to the parade. Cruising to the beat of several portable stereos, early-morning
riders roll down Main Avenue, entertaining locals and possibly
unnerving some tourists. The Easter Bunny makes a guest appearance to make sure girls and
boys were being


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