This annual group bike ride has had a long history in Milwaukee (over 35 years to be exact), and in 2017 we branched out to a new location: Green Bay. Why? Well, why the heck not?
The Fat Tire Tour is a casual paced ride covering 15-25 miles over a 6-7 hour span. The route changes every year offering a unique experience over and over again. Not only does the route change, but it’s a surprise until the morning of. What is more exciting than that? A mystery ride with mystery stops! The only thing you know when you wake up that morning is you will have a blast touring the city with hundreds of your closest friends. Participants have the opportunity to dress up, compete in wildly entertaining contests, and have a plain ol’ good time.
The route is an unmarked open course, but you’ll get a handy dandy map & schedule when you arrive to the start. As tradition stands, we won’t release the route details until the morning of the event. Why? Becuase that’s just the way it is, and surprises are way more fun than not surprises.
This event uses a token system for drinks and food throughout the day. We arrange a limited selection for each stop with special discounted rates. The token system gets you a better deal, and it also speeds up the process for the bartenders/servers. You’ll be able to purchase tokens in the morning at registration and throughout the day.
Do you HAVE to use tokens? Nope. If you want something that’s not on the event’s arranged selection you can just pay the bar rate. If you’re okay with the event selection, then we’d recommend purchasing tokens. We’ll provide a list of the drink selections in your “ride guide” that you’ll get at check-in.
We’ve partnered with the Green Bay Bicycle Collective, and we’ll be hosting a raffle to benefit them during our end party. Last year we raised $600 for their organization, and we hope you’ll consider participating for this great cause!
About the GBBC: The Green Bay Bicycle Collective is a non-profit bike group made up of cyclists and advocates. We offer bike safety courses and refurbished bikes through our Earn-A-Bike program and encourage mobility by hosting community rides and events. Our advocacy efforts include working with local officials to increase bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the Greater Green Bay Area.