Calling all bicycle and beer lovers…

Join WABA, New Belgium Brewing Company, our awesome volunteers and their crazy carnies TONIGHT, Thursday, May 28th for the official kick-off, pre-party, and volunteer appreciation event of the Tour de Fat bicycle festival.

The party is also a fundraiser for WABA. Want to have your very own New Belgium Brewing cruiser bicycle?! WABA will be taking donations for raffle tickets and New Belgium will raffle off a bicycle at the end of the evening!


It’s become a WABA tradition that every year on the Thursday before the Tour de Fat, we gather at Churchkey for a pint to toast to bicycles and our shared love of two wheels. All Tour de Fat volunteers (and there’s a lot of them – over 250 volunteers!) are invited to be part of the excitement and are treated to a pint on New Belgium. The pre-party is open to anyone, and it’s not to be missed if you are a beer snob*, err…., craft beer “aficionado”.

Event Details:
What: The FOURTH ANNUAL Pre-Tour de Fat Party & Volunteer Party
When: Thursday, May 28th from 6:00-9:00pm (TONIGHT!)
Where: Churchkey @ 1337 14th St NW, DC (party is upstairs at second floor bar)
Why: Support WABA, our love for bicycles, and our friends at New Belgium

There will be 15 New Belgium drafts, including 6 different Lips of Faith beers, and they are pouring 5 different brews on cask. WABA will be taking donations for raffle tickets throughout the evening (1 ticket + $2, 3 tickets = $5, Arms Length tickets = $20). All raffle proceeds benefit WABA! The cruiser bike will be raffled off at 9pm, and you must be present to win.

We can’t wait to see you there!

And p.s.: You should still come to the Tour de Fat on Saturday, May 30th at Yards Park, DC! Find the full Tour de Fat festival schedule and beer list here.

*For you beer aficionado’s, here’s the draft list that will be at the Pre-Party on Thursday:

Leopold’s Apple Whiskey Barrel Oscar
Sideshow (Bluejacket Collaboration)
Lips of Faith: Pear Ginger
Lips of Faith: Gratzer
Lips of Faith: Wild2 Dubbel
Lips of Faith: Cocoa Mole
Sunshine Wheat
Slow Ride Session IPA
Rampant Imperial IPA
Fat Tire
Skinny Dip Lager
Shift Lager
Blue Paddle Pilsner
Abbey Dubbel
Ranger IPA w/ Simcoe (Cask)
Ranger IPA w/ Amarillo (Cask)
1554 w/ Chinook (Cask)
Fat Tire w/ Simcoe (Cask)
Somersault w/ Amarillo (Cask)