Cyclists take on annual ‘Le Tour De Fort’

Video by Photojournalist Katherine Tsakkos

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Beer and bikes? The 9th annual Le Tour De Fort bicycle pub crawl was held Saturday in downtown Fort Wayne.

Le Tour de Fort was held Saturday, June 3, 2017, in downtown Fort Wayne.

The event was the perfect excuse for some 2,000 participants to get together with friends, ride a bike and have a beer all while supporting a good cause.

The bicycle pub-crawl allowed adults to drink responsibly – for a good cause. This year, organizers donated to a Fort Wayne organization, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter #40. Riders helped the group reach a goal of $20,000 for the purchase of a shuttle van for the Veterans Affairs hospital in Fort Wayne. 

Officials said the new vehicle will help countless veterans attend appointments at medical facilities in the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System.

Le Tour de Fort riders visited popular watering holes like:

  • The Deck at Hall’s Gas House
  • JK O’Donnell’s Irish Pub
  • Deer Park Irish Pub
  • Green Frog Inn
  • O’Sullivans Italian Pub
  • Pedal City Beer Garden
  • The Brass Rail
  • O’Reillys Irish Pub
  • 816 Pint n Slice
  • Columbia Street West