Showroom & Garage Bar: Tour de Fat Thursday
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Show Starts: 5:00 pm
With: Beer, Bulltown Strutters / Ssssnake, Games, Food Trucks, Carnies, D.I.Y. Tent
Tour de Fat Thursday Pre-Party
Gearing up for Saturday's Tour deFat? Need practice slow riding? Bunny hopping? Tipping a few? Come out to Motorco's Tour de Fat Thursday to get your wheels spinning. We'll be having music, beer, games, beer, and prizes. Kokyu BBQ and the American Meltdown will be on hand serving up delicious truck food.
We're bingoing off a bicycle!
(the red and gold New Belgium Fat Tire bike hanging from the rafters).
Festivities will kick off at 5 pm. Here are a few of the things we'll be bringing to you:
- Slow Ride and First To Burst competitions
- Local Food Trucks onsite
- Enjoyment for your ears - Music from Sssnake and Bulltown Strutters
- Official TDF Carnies onhand
- 2012 Cruiser Bike Raffle/Giveaway to benefit local bicycle nonprofits.
- Fun Do it Yourself Koozie Screening
- For your taste buds, 4 delicious beers to enjoy. Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Somersault Summer Seasonal, and Shift Pale Lager
Costumes and riding your bike are strongly encouraged.
The New Belgium Tour de Fat
A Ballyhoo of Bikes and Beer.
Ready or not, the Tour de Fat will be meandering, pandering, and Ned Flandering through 15 U.S. cities this year, spreading the good word about the radness of the mighty bicycle and a simple, honest way of living. Along with our exceptional ability to roust a city's inner-cyclist, in 2012 we hope to have one heck of a time (Yeah!) all while warding off the Mayan-foreceasted impending doom (bummer, but Yeah!). Boy, do we have our work cut out for us...?
Noah Tabakin is the man behind Ssssnake, a hip hop-, funk- and gospel-inflected soul project with a wild, joyous vibe. Defying categorization, Ssssnake has been likened to the lovechild of Ray Charles and MF Doom or a hip hop Jeff Buckley.
Tabakin produces all the music for Ssssnake on Logic software, which he pipes on stage through his iPhone. Rhyming, freestyling and singing over the tracks, Tabakin's vocal work lands somewhere between Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green and Lyrics Born. He often closes out the show in his underwear. Add in the antics of backup dancers Lil Bite and Venom, and the effect is a high-octane dance party with a sexual edge and a lot of humor.
Bulltown Strutters is a community parade band, inspired by street band traditions from New Orleans to Brazil and beyond. Our intention is to build camaraderie with fun music and dance, inspiring onlookers to join the revelry.
In the Showroom & Garage Bar
Fun Starts @ 5:00 PM