Tour de Fat 2010
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Photos: 11th annual Tour de Fat bike festival

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Svetlana Buttersworth of the Honeymoon Cabaret performs during the introduction to their act. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Svetlana and Marc Buttersworth spit bananas into each other’s mouths during the Honeymoon Cabaret. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Marc and Svetlana Buttersworth perform acrobatic feats during the Love Duet portion of their Honeymoon Cabaret. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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The “tooth fairy” poses with an attendee. Participants were encouraged to show up in costumes. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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A sign on a partially completed beer pyramid encourages others to pick up where previous builders left off. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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L.A.'s first Tour de Fat, which bills itself as “the biggest, most enjoyable traveling bike festival that we know of” was held in Los Angeles State Historic Park, near Chinatown. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Attractions included a port-o-potty that doubled as a karaoke, or “portaoke,” booth. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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One of the festival’s largest attractions was the bike corral, where attendees could ride several types of experimental bike monstrosities. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Volunteers and attendees were encouraged to ride their bikes to the event, the proceeds of which benefitted local bike organizations. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Attendees play with a bicycle powering a fan. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Sid Phillips, a stilt-walker with the March Fourth Marching Band, dances during the band’s performance (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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The March Fourth Marching Band from Portland, Ore., provided a unique blend of steampunk-influenced music and showmanship, including stilt-walkers and pole dancers. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Sid Phillips, a stilt-walker with the March Fourth Marching Band, performs. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Attendees revel during the closing performances of the festival. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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A stilt-walker in the March Fourth Marching Band goes crowd-surfing. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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The Tour de Fat, which also emphasized sustainability in addition to bike culture, shows participants how much of the trash from the day was recycled, composted and destined for the landfill. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Representatives from C.I.C.L.E, the L.A. County Bike Coalition and the Bike Kitchen hop on stage to celebrate the $13,000 raised for their organizations over the course of the day. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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To close out the show, festival attendees were surprised by a giant Tony Danza popping out of a box during a cover of Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.” (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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Festival attendees close out the day with a pile-up. (Armand Emamdjomeh / For The Times)
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