Not sure if this should also go under the commuter section as well but here goes! Volunteers & Participants needed: New Belgium Brewing’s Tour de Fat Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary by Adding San Diego to the Tour! Saturday, October 3rd, in Balboa Park. 9AM to 4PM Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing’s traveling celebration of all things bicycle, celebrates a decade of honoring mankind’s greatest invention - the bike - and is ready to hit double-digits in style. Born in Ft. Collins, Colorado to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike. The festival will be in San Diego October 3rd. They've chosen SDMBA (the San Diego Mountain Biking Association) and SDCBC (San Diego County Bicycle Coalition) -and the City to benefit from this huge event! “This year is a big year for us as Tour de Fat celebrates a decade’s worth of passionate bike advocacy. It’s going to be a ballyhoo and a half.” Don’t miss it! Visit 2009 Tour de Fat | New Belgium to view schedules, videos and much more. Volunteer Opportunities DID YOU REALLY NEED ANY EXCUSES TO DRESS UP IN COSTUME & RIDE ABOUT THE CITY??! Each show opens with a costumed bike parade through the host city (San Diego, in this case), Tour de Fat celebrates the power of the bike by encouraging everyone to embrace their inner-cyclist and ride the streets as a rolling carnival of creativity. Volunteer to assist with the parade and get a front row view. Contact [email protected] SDMBA is also maintaining the merchandise booth and we need your help. Help us raise money for SDMBA and San Diego County Bicycle Coalition's advocacy efforts, trail work & bike events!! Contact [email protected] Team Volunteer Opportunities Get your shop's crew or company members to be a “Ride Marshall/Registration/Merch table” team. Great fun and a effective fundraiser-costumes are GREATLY ENCOURAGED. Plus it will get your group one step closer to becoming a household name in your community, if not already. Contact [email protected] to volunteer. Car-For-Bike Swap The festival also features a celebration of the inspirational car-for-bike swapper series (Newest videos | New Belgium) in which brave souls hand over their car keys as a commitment to commute by bike. For more information or to submit your entry, log onto http://www.newbelgium.com/tour-de-fat. p.s. As a volunteer, I can guarantee you'll be having some nice beer afterwards if you so choose!