SnotRocket's Tour Du Farce
Tour du Farce?
These days, so many bike "Tours" are bores. Music, beer, t-shirts, food trucks, blah, blah blah. Where's the originality? Where's the family fun? Where my freaks at? Right, they're at the Tour du Farce.
This themed event brings together bike lovers, fun lovers, beer lovers, bad lovers, exhibitionists and party people for "The World's Dumbest Bike Event" and to enjoy fun in the sun (weather permitting). Oh, and yeah, beer and music too. Probably food trucks as well. After all, not some kind of super-original Renaissance people.
Tour du Farce is pure wheeled folly, meandering between breweries, each of which hosts a challenge for riders to complete while the throngs cheer, drink and repeatedly gaze at their phones (just being honest, people).
It's a celebration of craft, creativity and crap. The Tour is your event -- teams are encouraged but not required. All are welcomed, and those 21+ may indulge in drinking or other age-restricted things (as long as they're legal in your municipality).
For this year's retro-themed event, proposed challenges include:
Jump the Shark -- Fonzie did it on water skis, you sure as hell can do it on a bike. Fly over a tank filled with ravenous, man-eating sharks...or a reasonable facsimile. Bonus points if you can pair a leather jacket with short-shorts.
The Squeeze -- Work it on out as the course takes you between two enormous buttock-shaped sheets of spandex. Tour du Farce riders don’t bonk, they badonkadonk. Knee warmers not included.
The Tease -- Things get hairy as you make you way through this obstacle. You’ll smell the Aqua Net as mounds of (artificial) teased hair tickle your skin. Not for the squeamish, allergic, or clinically sane.
Valdez Disaster -- Pedal the Valdez inlet, avoiding the oily goo and dead birds. You'll need plenty of elbow grease to de-grease a pelican. Plentiful Dawn liquid will be provided.
Prior to embarrassing themselves on the Tour du Farce course, riders and their posse (aka kids) will have another opportunity to fart around during the Bozo Fondo, our beloved bike parade.
Bike floats, decorated scooters and costumed riders pedal through Miramar, San Diego's scenic warehouse district, famous for its single-story, windowless architecture, potholes, useless train tracks and talented sign-spinners.
Prizes will be awarded for the best and most hideous contraptions, the most Mcgyver-ish bikes and the most creative costumes. Come on out and bring your friends, we're all here to have fun!
How to get involved:
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