New Belgium cancels Denver’s 2017 Tour de Fat

New Belgium Brewing Co.'s annual Tour De Fat festival. (Courtesy of New Belgium)

After announcing a locally unpopular revamp of the Tour de Fat, New Belgium has decided to cancel its Denver stop this year.

Feedback from the frustrated and disappointed fans was part of the reason, the company said in a post on their Facebook page.

People didn’t like the decision to charge, the lack of a bike parade or the change in location from City Park to the National Western.

“Going forward, our ambition to grow Tour de Fat will be balanced with maintaining the bike vibe and beer culture that so many of you have helped build over the years,” the company wrote.

(Via Facebook)
(Via Facebook)

As noted in their announcement, three other tour stops planned in Colorado will continue as planned. Denver ticket holders can either get a refund or exchange their tickets for the Boulder, Colorado Springs or Fort Collins stops.