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In Pictures: 2011 Tour de Fat Chicago

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jul 18, 2011 4:00PM

While most people we knew were baking in the heat at Pitchfork over the weekend, we hopped on the bike and took a trip to New Belgium Brewing's annual Tour de Fat visit to Palmer Square. The event, whose tents and stages were powered by solar energy so as to be completely off the city's electric grid, keeps drawing larger crowds every year, with proceeds from beer and merchandise sales to benefit the programs at West Town Bikes.

Here are some of our photos from the event. More photos from the Tour de Fat are in the Chicagoist Photos Flickr pool and we'll be drawing liberally all week from those (and Pitchfork shots).