Tour de Fat raised more than $55K in Boise

Here are the figures released by New Belgium Brewing, which produces the famed event that raises literally millions for biking causes. The traveling tour of philanthropic bicycle advocacy, raised $535,924 for local nonprofits this season, totaling more than $3 million in its 14-year stretch, according to New Belgium.

“This year’s total (tour) is up almost $40,000 from last year. The event is free, yet all proceeds from beer and merchandise sales and donations from parade participants go to nonprofit organizations focused on making communities a better place to ride a bike,” the company said in a press release.

Here’s how Boise’s August event stacked up this year:
Total Funds Raised: $55,019 (up $5,344 from 2012).
Attendees: 7,500 (up 1,000 from 2012).
Parade Attendance: 6,000 (up 1,000 from 2012).
Waste Diversion Rate: 75 percent.

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