New Belgium will coordinate a car-for-bike swap during which a local will give up his or her car in exchange for a sweet new pedal-powered ride. Proceeds benefit the Denver Cruisers and Bike Denver, and the whole festival is dedicated to sustainability, so you can feel good about a day spent riding your bike, rocking out and drinking beer.
Registration for the parade starts at 9 a.m., and you’ll be riding by 10; the remaining festivities run until 4 p.m. on the west side of City Park. Admission is free, with a $5 suggested donation to ride in the parade. For more information and a full schedule, visit www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat.
Sat., Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2012