Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Belgium Brewing's World Famous Cycling Circus "Tour de Fat" Spins into Truckee

New Belgium Brewing's World Famous Cycling Circus "Tour de Fat" Spins into Truckee

The annual Tour de Fat, a ballyhoo of bikes and beer, with environmental sustainability at the very heart of it all, is headed to Truckee once again. The cycling circus spins into the California mountains on July 28, 2007. The tour will hit 12 cities throughout the summer while traveling on B100 biodiesel fuel.

Ft. Collins, CO (PRWEB) July 5, 2007

The annual Tour de Fat, a ballyhoo of bikes and beer, with environmental sustainability at the very heart of it all, is headed to Truckee once again. The cycling circus spins into the California mountains on July 28, 2007. The tour will hit 12 cities throughout the summer while traveling on B100 biodiesel fuel.

Tour de Fat began seven years ago in Ft. Collins, Colorado to increase awareness and participation in cycling as the sustainable transportation alternative. Tour de Fat has captured the imagination of communities across the West bringing people together with fanciful entertainment, contests, art displays and, of course, New Belgium beer. Last year Tour de Fat traveled to 11 cities, attracted more than 31,000 people and raised more than $166,000.

It has become a great tradition for bike enthusiasts, charities and bon vivants of every kind.

"Tour de Fat is a one of a kind, must-see summer event," said Chris Winn, Tour de Fat's coordinator and event evangelist. "People and bikes parade around decorated in outrageous costumes, great musicians take to the solar-powered stage, and fascinating performers entertain with creative antics, all while we raise money for local organizations that support the two-wheeled lifestyle."

Tour de Fat is free to participants, but money spent on beer and New Belgium Brewing groovy goods goes towards local charities. The Truckee stop will raise money for Truckee Trails Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to create a network of bike paths and trails in the Truckee area and Truckee River Watershed Council, which protects, restores and enhances the Truckee River Watershed.

In addition to raising green for local charities and organizations Tour de Fat supports "green" initiatives. Consistent to New Belgium Brewing's commitment to environmental sustainability, Tour de Fat seeks to leave as small an environmental imprint as possible.

New to TDF this year:

  •  At the Carbon e-Racer Kiosk participants can see how much they will help the environment by making a commitment to join Team Wonderbike. Team Wonderbike members promise to commute by bike at least once a month for a year.

Other annual sustainable gestures include:

  •  The Tour de Fat crew traveling on B100 biodiesel fuel.
  •  Bands play from solar-powered stages that are transported in solar-powered trailers to keep the energy flowing.
  •  Volunteers and staff help compost and recycle waste from each tour stop, resulting in an overall waste diversion rate of 85% in 2006. The waste diversion rate goal for 2007 is 95%.
What: Tour de Fat
When: Saturday, July 28
Where: Truckee River Regional Park
Time: 11:00 a. m. to 12:00p. m. - Cruiser Bike Parade; 12:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. - Bands and Beer
Bring: Your bike, the wildest costume you can find, and excitement about the whimsical way you will spend the day!

Bands:
The Asylum Street Spankers and Rube Waddell
Check 'em out at www. asylumstreetspankers. com and http://www. rubewaddell. org/ (http://www. rubewaddell. org/).

Sideshows: 
Circus Contraption (www. circuscontraption. com/ (http://www. circuscontraption. com/))
A potpourri of circus oddities, including whimsical costumes, original music, baby aardvark ballerinas and a beetle tamer.

Handsome Little Devils (www. handsomelittledevils. com)
This show includes sights you can't see anywhere else - dueling unicycles, chainsaw juggling and ballet of the flame-thrower pogo sticks.

The Sprockettes (www. sprockettes. org)
A minibike dance troupe from Portland, Oregon. It's a bicycle dance phenomenon you can't miss. 

Other cities along the Tour de Fat route include:

July 7: Denver, CO
July 21: San Francisco, CA
July 28: Truckee, CA
Aug. 11: Seattle, WA
Aug. 18 : Portland, OR
Aug. 25: Boise, ID
Sept. 1: Missoula, MT
Sept. 15: Durango, CO
Sept. 22: Ft. Collins, CO
Oct. 6: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct. 13: Tempe, AZ
Oct. 20: Austin, TX

For more information on Tour de Fat, please visit http://www. newbelgium. com/ (http://www. newbelgium. com/). To see a video montage of previous Tour de Fat stops log onto http://www. followyourfolly. com/folly_tour_de_fat. html (http://www. followyourfolly. com/folly_tour_de_fat. html).

About New Belgium Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing Company, makers of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a host of Belgian-inspired beers, began operations in a tiny Fort Collins basement in 1991. Today, the third largest craft brewer in the U. S., New Belgium produces six year-round beers; Fat Tire Amber Ale, Sunshine Wheat, Blue Paddle Pilsner, 1554 Black Ale, Abbey and Trippel, as well as a host of seasonal releases. In addition to producing world-class beers, New Belgium takes pride in being a responsible corporate role model with progressive programs such as employee ownership, open book management and a commitment to environmental stewardship. For more information, visit www. newbelgium. com.

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LOW COST PROFESSIONAL ROYALTY-FREE PHOTO CD'S INTRODUCED

LOW COST PROFESSIONAL ROYALTY-FREE PHOTO CD'S INTRODUCED

Marquis Publications, digital imagery creators and distributors announced the release of a new series of low cost royalty-free stock photography compact disks. "These images are ideal," according to Marquis owner Marques Vickers, "for brochures, websites, print advertising layouts, reports, presentations, newsletters, lithographed display material, book design and web advertising. Collectors of fine art may wish to reprint the images and mount them for interior artwork as well since they are artistic quality high resolution images."

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: Marques Vickers

(707) 642-2933

 

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LOW COST PROFESSIONAL ROYALTY-FREE PHOTO CD'S INTRODUCED

 

Vallejo, CA.-Marquis Publications, digital imagery creators and distributors announced the release of a new series of low cost royalty-free stock photography compact disks.

"These images are ideal," according to Marquis owner Marques Vickers, "for brochures, websites, print advertising layouts, reports, presentations, newsletters, lithographed display material, book design and web advertising. Collectors of fine art may wish to reprint the images and mount them for interior artwork as well since they are artistic quality high resolution images."

"Price sensitivity is an important yet forgotten niche market for royalty-free images," notes Vickers, "as most production companies must traditionally charge excessive fees to cover production costs, royalty fees for the photographers (sometimes upfront) and expensive four-color promotional marketing materials. Since all aspects of our production is done in-house and marketing is exclusively web-based, we can pass on these production and selling cost savings in the form of substantially lower retail pricing."

The retail price for each photo disk is $29.95 and can be purchased directly on the Marquis website at www. MixedColors. com along with other online book sales outlets including Amazon. com. Individual unlimited use royalty-free photo images can also be purchased directly from the MixedColors. com website.

The initial series of released photo compact disks include: 1) Fantasy Journey (Worldwide Travel Images), 2) "April in New England" 3) San Antonio, Texas Riverwalk and 4) Urban Perspectives (Urban Images of Buildings and City Scenes). Each photo disk includes between 46 and 80 images varying upon the subject matter.

ABOUT ROYALTY-FREE IMAGES

Royalty-free images pricing is based on the specific images(s) a client requires and not on its specific use. There are no additional royalties due on a use-by-use basis. Once a client purchases a royalty-free product, it may be used an unlimited number of times for multiple projects without paying additional fees. The only prohibited uses include Pornographic, defamatory, libelous or otherwise unlawful use of any image.

The digital images are meant to be as versatile as possible for the end user. Each image is stored on photo compact disc in 6" x 8" large scale JPEG format of 300 dpi (dots per square inch) which condenses larger TIFF images. JPEG is a 24-bit (16 million colors) format, good for high quality graphics and photographic images. When JPEG images are opened in Adobe Photoshop or other digital image software, they can be easily converted to TIFF images in either CMYK or RGB formats. The images can work on either Macintosh and PC platforms. Several parameters must be taken into consideration, including paper stock, four-color film output device, layout software programs used, types of inks used, and special effects intended by the ultimate user of the product. Each photo disc includes a low resolution thumbnail Adobe pdf file summary to illustrate a perfect diversity of selection.

The stock photography taken exclusively by California artist Marques Vickers whose work has been exhibited and marketed internationally. His contemporary paintings and sculpture work can be viewed on his personal art website of www. MarquesV. com.

For further information on the expanding inventory of Royalty-Free titles, visit MixedColors. com or contact Marquis Publications at (707) 642-2933.

 

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