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2014 Tour de Biere – Thank You!

Thank you all!

In April, we mailed a check for $2000 to Bike East Bay (formerly the East Bay Bike Coalition), which is 61% more than we sent them last year.  We donated 72.3% of the revenue from ticket sales.

Check out Bike East Bay’s Summer 2014 Ride On newsletter.. we are all in there thanks to your donations.

That puts us in the same category as City CarShare, Google, GU Energy, UC Berkeley, and Sungevity.  Not bad!


And of course, we wouldn’t have been able to do this without support from the breweries:

Enjoy this gallery of photos from our ride:

Thanks for a great 2013 Tour de Biere!

Hey there. We hope you had a great San Francisco beer week and an excellent Tour de Biere 2013.   We had excellent weather and excellent beers (and cookies!), and hopefully made new riding and drinking buddies.  Now that things have calmed down a bit, we’d like to share our fundraising data and photos with you.

We were able to donate $1317 to the East Bay Bicycle Coalition this year.  This is a record amount!   This was 90% of your entry fees.

Jenny Oh Hatfield wrote a nice piece in KQED’s Bay Area Bites about the ride: http://blogs.kqed.org/bayareabites/2013/02/17/the-3rd-annual-tour-de-biere-an-east-bay-bicycle-brewery-tour/

as did Gene Anderson from Our Oaklandhttp://blog.ouroakland.net/2013/02/tour-de-biere-2013.html

Tour de Biere 2013 Funds Distribution

We’d like thanks those who made this possible:

Scroll down for photos from the 2013 Tour de Biere.  Also, stay tuned for details for our March ride!


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Tour de Biere 2012 | Debrief

Tour de Biere 2012 Riders:

We wanted to thank you all once again for supporting the Tour de Biere 2012. We were shocked that the ride sold out even faster this year despite an increased price.  Four days!

The weather cooperated (always a risk when you plan a bike ride in February) and all of last year’s breweries and supporting business signed up to be part of the ride once again. This year we added Elevation 66 to the tour and had additional support from Clif Bar.

We succeeded in having fun, riding around the East Bay and drinking beer. How did we do on the money raising front? We’re happy to report that the East Bay Bicycle Coalition will be receiving a check for $1,239 – an 83.9% return on the money generated through Tour de Biere ticket sales.

This of course wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of the East Bay breweries who opened their doors to us, and the local food purveyors who provided caffeine and energy boosts throughout the day. Please keep their community support in mind when you spend your hard earned dollars.

It’s our hope that February’s ride isn’t a one-off thing, but the first of many rides you’ll be doing as part of the Grand Cru.

March’s ride has been posted to our website. We’ll be going to one of our favorite Bay Area breweries – Russian River Brewing Company. It’s home to such greats as Pliny the Elder and Supplication. We hope to see you in Santa Rosa in a few weeks.

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Thanks again to:

Trumer Brauerie
Linden St Brewery
Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse
Elevation 66 Brewing Company
Pyramid Brewery
Bicycle Coffee Co.
Clif Bar

Tour de Bière 2011 Debrief

As everyone’s livers recover from the 2011 edition of SF Beer Week, I wanted to give you folks a debrief on the inagural Tour de Bière. The ride was to benefit the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC), and I think we did pretty well.

We did what we could to keep costs down and the EBBC will soon be receiving a check for $720, 96% of the revenue collected.

One reason we were able to keep costs down was the tremendous support from the East Bay breweries who opened their doors to us at no cost. Those five gentlemen from Trumer? They gave up their Sunday morning to help make Tour de Bière happen. Same goes for the Bicycle Coffee Co folks and the owners of Linden St. These businesses gave us their time and wares in support of the ride. Triple Rock and Pyramid Berkeley were both generous with their discounts and freebies.

The event wouldn’t have been a success without all of you who attended. The ride sold out nearly a week before the event, which was much sooner than expected. Thank you for your support and for helping us raise funds for the EBBC. For those of you who had never ridden with The Grand Cru before, make sure to keep in touch:

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March’s ride details will be posted within a week…stay tuned.

Photos from the 2011 Tour de Biere

Thanks all for coming out for the 2011 Tour de biere.  To sum it up: great weather, great coffee, great beer, great people, great ride.  Once again, thanks to all who participated – the riders, the bicycle coffee company, trumer braueri, linden street brewery, triple rock brewery, pyramid brewery, and of course, the EBBC.    Serious generosity and serious good times.

Here are some photos from the tour.

riding up market street to triple rock

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riding up market street to triple rock