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New Belgium's Tour de Fat Still Looking for Someone to Trade Their Car for a Bike

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 14, 2011 9:43PM

New Belgium Brewing's "Tour de Fat" has made an annual stop at Palmer Square on the Northwest side for a few years now. Hell, Friend of Chicagoist Joe Marinaro even traded in his 2001 Jeep Cherokee for a custom single speed bike one year.

This year's Tour de Fat returns to Palmer Square Saturday and they're still looking for someone to trade in his vehicle for a bike and take a pledge to bike every day for a year. The person who donates his vehicle will be helping West Town Bikes, as do proceeds from beer and merchandise sales. If you think you may be interested in getting rid of your car - and Marinaro would let you know it's a good thing - you can submit an application on New Belgium's Tour de Fat Facebook page. From there, you select "Chicago" and upload your application in one of three formats: video (two minutes or less, please), photo or the written word.