The New Belgium Brewing Co. brought its Tour de Fat extravaganza to Milwaukee on Saturday, and the costumed cyclery created a rolling spectacle through the Bay View neighborhood.
Hundreds of riders started in Humboldt Park, then toured the neighborhood, passing north on Kinnickinnic Ave. in this picture.
In a critical mass of strange, Shane Oddfellow (that's what he said) pedaled a rung above. A performer in the Dead Man's Carnival, Oddfellow says he inspires "little kids to be who they want to be and do what they want to do."
The strong-man Titano is just one of Oddfellow's roles. Over 39 years, he has been a hobo, bike messenger and explorer of subculture.
A couple of the kids Oddfellow looks to inspire took the ride seriously.
After the tour, bikers gathered in the park for Vaudeville-type entertainment, games of skill, and New Belgium brews. The brewing company based in Fort Collins, Colo., created the Tour de Fat 12 years ago and now hosts 13 celebrations around the country.