Monday, August 23, 2021

Full Moon Fiasco 119

Cooler temps...

When: Tues, Aug 24th, 9pm wheels roll
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: National Waffle Day

"National Waffle Day takes place on August 24, because it was on that day in 1869 that Cornelius Swartwout, of Troy, New York, was given a patent for a waffle iron. Precursors to waffles existed over 4,000 years ago, when hotcakes were cooked on heated stones that were flipped so that both sides received heat." -- Interweb via Google

Fascinating stuff, and really who doesn't love waffles. Maybe someone will bring some Eggos? They still make those...

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Full Moon Fiasco 118

Here we go!

When: Thur, July 22nd @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: National Cowboy Day

First official post covid ride! Grab your cowboy hat, and get your bike ready.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Full Moon Fiascos 102-117

Covid times...

When: March 2020-June 2021
Where: All of Sandpoint
Theme: Covid

Obviously with the Covid state of affairs we were unable to gather for a rides for several month. Eichardt's wasn't even open for many of the month to even gather and have a beer.

During those challenging times, we encouraged you to get outside, get some exercise and still ride your bike on the full moon. We saw a lot of you all doing that on those moon filled nights. Although we were all riding in our small groups, know that a lot of fellow FBCers were doing the same and thinking of you.

A special thanks to all those that still carried on the spirit of FBC Sandpoint and shared your pictures and stories. On to post covid times...

Friday, October 23, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 109

10/28/20 Update: Due to Idaho being rolled by to Stage 3 restrictions, there will be NO formal gathering or ride this month.
We still encourage you to go ride Friday and take pics to share with us and PLEASE drop food donations off at Eichardt's or Greasy Fingers Bikes.

This is it...

When: Fri, Oct 30th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Thanks4giving 9

So, some fun full moon facts this month. For one, there are 2 full moons in October this year. The first happened on October 1st. Our ride falls on the second and is referred to as a Blue Moon. You have heard people say, "Once every Blue Moon?" It is a rare occurrence, but the moon is not really blue in color. Also, this moon will be the furthest distance from the earth than any other this year, and will appear smaller than normal. It is referred to as the micro-moon. Fascinating stuff right?

Oh, and technically the full moon falls on Saturday, which is Halloween. The full moon will not fall on Halloween again until 2039! So, be sure and get out Saturday too.

Ok, so on to the ride. This is the 9th year for our food drive event to pack the Food Bank full before Thanksgiving. Most of you have probably done this ride in the past, but as with everything in 2020 you can take your expectations and flush them down the toilet. Here is how this year's ride will happen.
  1. Buy items from the following Food Bank need list: 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 brainer there. Cash donations will also be accepted.
  2. Bring items with you to Eichardt's Friday or drop them off at Greasy Fingers Bikes before the ride.
  3. We will leave Eichardt's and carry all the items on our bikes over to the food bank where John will meet us and check all the food in. 
  4. We will leave food bank and continue on to the destination for some socially distanced fun.
Some notes for pre-ride, ride and post ride:
  1. Maintain distance and PLEASE try and hang out BOTH inside and outside to distribute crowds.
  2. If you want to gather before the ride leaves, gather at MickDuff's Beer Hall as well as Eichardt's. We will have spoke cards at both locations and ride departure will also be announced at both locations.
  3. DO NOT bring food into Eichardt's, there will be no weigh in.
Last year we biked over 665lbs of food and $350 in cash to the food bank so let's try and beat that this year! Can't wait to see you all.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 101 in Review

Our last ride celebrated 8 years of doing these full moon rides. It is kinda a grand event, so people come dressed in formal attire. 50+ riders joined in on a cruise that took us through South Sand.

We ended at Idaho Pour Authority.If you didn't already know, Jon and Vicki recently sold IPA to Ben and Jeannie Higgs (who also own the Powder Hound). All 4 owners were on hand for the event as they opened up special hours just for the full moon ride. It was a bitter, sweet ending as Jon and Vicki have created such a unique business in downtown Sandpoint. They have done a lot for our community. And they have been big supporters of FBC Sandpoint since the beginning. They will be missed, but I'm sure they have an exciting new chapter of their life to start. Stoked to see Ben and Jeannie take the helm. Congrats!

Anyways, we also unveiled the Rolling Juke Box for the ride! We bumped some tunes and even got to take it in IPA to show it off. I'm pretty sure 90s gangster rap has never been played in IPA before...and pretty sure it will never happen again.

We crowned Matt our FBC Sandpoint Member of the Year. We only had 1 award to give, but if we had 2 we would have given one to his wife as well. Him and his wife, Erin, never seem to miss a ride. They usually always dress up. They are always bringing new riders along. They have never violated our #1 rule of "never being an asshole." In fact, they are always smiling, positive and bring an amazing energy to the rides. They have become great assets to the club, and stoked to seem themm every month.

Thanks to our sponsors!
Greasy Fingers Bikes
The Longshot
For visuals, click HERE.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 101

We made it over the hump...

When: Tue, Mar 10th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Formal Birthday Attire

8 years.

This ride will be a pretty big deal.  There will be some live music (or at least a good chance).  There will be some embarrassing stories of FBC's younger days (highly good chance).  There will be awards for Best Dressed male/female (highly, highly good chance).  There will be a bike ride (most def).  There will be the crowning of the highly coveted FBC Sandpoint Member of the Year (for sure).  There will be some random goodies given away (hot damn).

Full Moon Fiasco 100 in Review

Well, our 100th ride came and went. Some 50+ riders showed up for the monumental occasion, that's a pretty damn good turn out for February. The weather did play in our favor, and the moon was visible.

Our route took us out Boyer and over Popsicle Bride back to town. We returned to Eichardt's for our final destination. It only seemed fitting that we would end our 100th ride back at Eich's, as Jeff and the rest of the staff have been such great supporters of our rides since day #1. All 100 rides have started at Eich's, and I don't see that changing in the future. So, big thanks to them for their continued support.

Our 100th ride happened to also fall on National Extraterrestrial Visitor/Cultural Day. So, we celebrated our visitor's from afar as well.

If you were at the ride, you got a FBC sticker and a custom FBC button. Big thanks to FBC Lifetime Members for Life Whitney and Dave for the buttons! Those will be collector items. And extra special thanks to Dave for also leading the ride.

Next month will be our FBC Birthday Ride as we celebrate 8 years of these crazy monthly gatherings.

For visuals, click HERE.