Another Tour de Fat in Fort Collins has come and gone. This year’s event was a ton of fun, and a huge success for the Bike Co-op. Thanks to New Belgium, this was the first year that the Co-op received proceeds from the merchandise and the DIY tents. In return, the Co-op provided all of the volunteers to help run those areas. This partnership helped to raise nearly $5000 dollars to support the Bike Co-op.
For the second year, the Co-op provided Bike Valet service at this year’s Tour. More than 1000 TDF participants utilized the bike parking service and the Co-op was able to collect $700 in tips throughout the day. The Co-op also received a stipend of $1000 from New Belgium to provide the bike valet service.
Special thanks go out to Co-op volunteers Doug Cutter (merchandising) and Anthony DeNardo (valet) for their work coordinating the Co-op volunteers for the two endeavors.
Of course we can’t forget to thank New Belgium for allowing us to participate. Their generosity towards non-profits, and their love of bicycles has no match.
We’re looking forward to next year, just 344 more days to get costumes together.