Thursday, October 31, 2019

Full Moon Fiasco 97

Bundle up buttercup...

When: Wed, Nov 13th at 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Thanks4Giving 8

This is our annual ride to collect food for the Bonner County Food Bank. Last year we raised 668 lbs of food. Our goal every year is to BEAT THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S TOTALS! I would think we should be able to take it one step further this year, and top our high mark of 6668 lbs. So, here is how the evening will go down.

Regarding your money for the evening:

  • Save your dollar donation for a spoke card...you will get 1 spoke card for FREE this month when you bring at least 3 food items for donation.
  • Save the money you would have spent on drinks at the ride destination...you will get a coupon for 1 FREE drink at our secret ride destination with your food donations (3 or more).
  • Save the money you might have spent on a costume this month, this evening is about giving.
  • SPEND all this saved up money on food items for the Food Bank.

Regarding the agenda for the evening:

  • You will bring your donated food items with you to Eichardt's at 7pm (you will NOT have to take them on the ride with you unless you want to) so bring as much as you can possibly handle.
  • You will try and bring food items that are on the following "need" list (although I'm sure they will take others): peanut butter, juice, coffee, breakfast cereal, canned fruit, mayo/mustard, jam, canned meat, canned beans, canned veggies, tuna, pasta, canned soup,and spaghetti sauce.  Do not bring homemade items/canned products, expired items, unmarked cans or anything opened...duh.
  • Everyone's food items will be weighed at Eichardt's and an individual weight list will be compiled
  • The FBCers who bring the most food (as weighed on our precision weighing device) will receive sweet prizes.

Once we have weighed all the food and determined our weight winners, we will load all this food into bike trailers, baskets, panniers, backpacks or whatever else...so plan accordingly. Then we will all caravan over to the Food Bank. Once we have handed over all the food to the Food Bank rep (John), who is graciously coming in after hours to check all our food in, then we will head to our final destination. There we will find more good times, warm accommodations and oh, that FREE beer.

Don't wanna go shopping or haul food around? Then just bring a cash donation. However, you have to bring food in and get it weighed at 7pm if you wanna compete for prizes and get that free beer.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Full Moon Fiasco 96 in Review

Nice work! We raised $100 on our Ride for Boobies. All monies are going the the Sandpoint Community Cancer Services. Thanks to everyone that contributed.

It was a chilly evening, but some 70+ riders showed up wearing pink for our last ride. It was beautiful and clear, so we did a rather long route for this time of year. After cruising around West Sand, we arrived at the Fat Pig to warm up. Thanks to Brett, Kelly and the rest of the staff for being so gracious. And big thanks for the outdoor firepit, that was rad!

For visuals, click HERE.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Full Moon Fiasco 96

Now we roll into winter ride times...

When: Fri, Oct 11th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Ride for Boobies

Well, like it or not we are coming into shorter days, and darker times. But never fear as FBC is here.

Our October ride has become somewhat of an annual event to raise awareness for breast cancer. After all October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All monies from spoke cards and, whatever else we collect, will go to Sandpoint Community Cancer Services. Don't know about them? Well, consider yourself lucky. Check them out; they do some good work.

Q: What kind of bees produce milk?
A: Boobies!

Full Moon Fiasco 95 in Review

Ahh, back to school. It means less people on our rides now. It also means a good excuse for us to celebrate, and we did.

150+ riders headed out into the beautiful night before the big storm rolled in. We did a great ride out Boyer and across Popsicle Bridge. We headed back to town via the Sandcreek Bike Path. It was quite the sight looking back down the path as we rounded onto Bridge Street. I think there were still riders crossing under Hwy 95. It was a rather long, impressive string of bike lights.

Anyways, we ended at Beet & Basil. Big thanks to Jeremy and the crew for the hospitality. It was a lot of fun hanging on the back patio watching the storm. Their staff is top notch.

Starting with our next ride we will roll to winter ride times until further notice, social hour starts at 7pm and we ride at 8pm.

For visuals, click HERE.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Full Moon Fiasco 95

Summer is winding down...

When: Thur, Sept 12th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Back to School

Town is quieting down as tourist season wanes and kids return to school. The weather continues to be nice as we head to fall. Let's ride!

Grab you favorite school garb for our next ride. This is truly one of my favorite ride themes as so many people always dress up for it! Can't wait to see what you all do. There will be prizes for best dressed male and female, so go all out!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Full Moon Fiasco 94 in Review

Some 300+ close friends rallied for our last ride. It was a grand summer evening filled with warm breezes and a gorgeous moon. The moon was so bright, lights were hardly necessary. Oh, as a reminder, no matter how bright the moon may be, lights are required on your bike by law.

Anyways, we did a great little jaunt through South Sand that included a rather long, and challenging, trip down an alley. Some people really liked it. Others did not. Such is life.

Oh, and our ride happened to fall on National Relax Day. So, of course, everyone was encouraged to just relax.

We cruised out the Sagle Bike Path to the Long Bridge Grill. It recently sold. No one knows the future of the LBG or who the new owners are (Are you supposed to end a sentence with a verb?). Dan and the LBG have been great supporters of FBC. He always bends over backwards to make us feel welcome and always does something special just for our ride. We sure are gonna miss him. Good luck with retirement Dan!

For visuals, click HERE.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Full Moon Fiasco 94

Ahhh summer...

When: Thur, Aug 15th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Relax

I know a lot of you follow along just to learn tantalizing facts that you won't get from CNN. This month we will be celebrating National Relaxation Day. In today's day in age, it is easy to get caught up in a daily routine of hustle and bustle. But this Thursday you are encouraged to take some "me time." Do some things that will help you relax. Here our suggestions for you:

  • get off the damn phone
  • go visit some water, any damn water...we have a lot around here
  • visit the Panhandle Animal Shelter, they have some damn cute animals and you may find yourself a new friend
  • write a note to someone on some damn paper and not on your phone...remember?
  • go visit Panhandle Cone & Coffee for some ice cream and get 2 damn scoops
  • go visit Val at Dish and order the damn Huckleberry Lemonade
  • go ride your damn bike...say 8pm at Eichardt's?
Feeling real damn stressed, I can't wait for Thursday.