Friday, June 22, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 80

This is gonna be a big one...

When: Thur, June 28th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Bark at the Moon

OK, you probably already know, but we here at FBC Sandpoint HQ really like fuzzy, cute animals. And well, our local animal shelter does some pretty fine work here in our community. We have done rides in the past to raise awareness and funds to help them do their thing. Our next Full Moon Ride happens to fall on Yappy Hour. Never been to a Yappy Hour? Well, first you should get out more. At these fun events you can bring your dog. They can run around and play with other dogs and make new friends...talking about your dog, but you might as well. Oh, and there is live music, beer, snacks. It's a good ol' time, and the monthly events helps out the Panhandle Animal Shelter.

So, swing by Yappy Hour from 4-8pm at Greasy Fingers Bikes. Have a beer and grab a burger. Bring your furry friend, or maybe come check out some of the ones that need forever homes. Then head over to Eich's to socialize from 8-9pm and pick up a limited edition spoke card. Wheels roll at 9pm en route to our destination for the evening. All monies for the evening will go to the Panhandle Animal Shelter.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 79 in Review

Last ride we had a great turnout at 175+ riders, who all stuck to our ride theme "Don't be an Assh*le." Wanna know more about that, read the previous post.

The weather was amazing and we rolled North, took popsicle bridge and came back to town via the Sand Creek Bike Path. We went some rather deep water that had flooded a section of the path which was excited for some, and scary for some others. Once back in town, we ended at the 219er. Huge thanks to them for taking on a big ride with some rather short notice. As always, the staff did a great job, and everyone had a lot of fun.

Next month's ride is going to be extra special, so mark your calendar for June 28th. Details coming soon.

For visuals, click HERE.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 79

Here comes summer...

When: Tue, May 29th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Don't be an Assh*le

As we enter the summer months and rider numbers start to increase, it is a good time to remind people what FBC Sandpoint is all about. If you are a Full Moon veteran this is a refresher. If you are new, consider this an induction.

First, if you have not read the FAQs Page on the FBC Sandpoint website, take a few minutes now and get up to speed. Done? If not, I will give you the cliff notes. The #1 rule of FBC rides is don't be an asshole.  This strong language effectively summarizes how you should be behaving when riding in this group, under the Full Moon. The goal of these rides is to gather riders to have fun each month, and to display a positive image of cyclists to our community. Therefore, we ask the following:

  • Respect fellow riders.
  • Respect motorists we are sharing the road with.
  • Respect traffic laws. Specifically, don't ride in opposing traffic lanes, don't ride down sidewalks and stay behind the front riders in OUR traffic lane.
  • Have lights on your bike.
  • These rides are R rated, meaning it is not recommended or safe for children

If you show up each month and follow these request, continue to do so...and thanks.  If you bring a new rider, tell them what is expected of them before hand, that is your responsibility as their sponsor.  And lastly, if you see someone acting ill, kindly remind them that you like the Full Moon rides, you want them to continue and their actions could jeopardize that.  Ultimately, the nature and future of the Full Moon rides rest in your hands...we here at FBC Sandpoint HQ cannot police 400 something riders.

If you cannot abide by the requests of this group, then don't come on the rides. Rider numbers and whether we have 50 or 400 riders doesn't matter one bit to me. What matters is that riders on FBC have a fun, safe ride and not be a assholes. Thanks for your time. See you then.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 78 in Review

You know how sometimes you come up with a plan, and you think it is just a damn good plan? You think it is creative, and everyone will just get it? That was our last Full Moon ride, themed "Tattoos and Zippers." Our ride happened to fall on these 2 nation holidays. Clearly a motorcycle inspired evening, right? Why would we do that? For one special FBC Sandpoint Lifetime Member for Life Dave. Dave loves motorcycles, beer and bikes. Dave serves beer and always seems to have to work on our ride nights. Several of our rides have ended at the fine establishment he works at, and he has served us with a smile. All the while sad inside as he missed another ride. Not this night though. He had the night off from work, and was determined to attend. And so the grand plan was hatched.

However, Dave did not show up for the ride. Bummer. Since Dave did not show up, people did not quite understand the theme. Bummer as well.

But 75+ riders still had an awesome night as the rain filled afternoon parted to a clear sky and beautiful moon.

Great to see so many old FBC Sandpoint Members for Life on this ride that we have not seen in a last summer.

Thanks to Roxy's and staff for having us.

For visuals, click HERE.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 78

Here we come year 7...

When: Mon, Apr 30th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: National Zipper and Tattoos Day

What kinda creativity do you expect after 6 years? It is hard to come up with new and fresh ideas every month.  It is National Zipper Day, so where something with a zipper. It is also National Tattoo Day, so if you don't have any ink, better hurry and go rush into some bad decision you will regret after the ride.

Just so you know, all this is really is being done for Dave. Dave always has to work during the FBC rides. On many such rides he has served us beers, all with a smile on his face. Never being able to actually go on the ride. Not this Monday though, he has the night off and he is riding. And well, this ride theme is in honor of him.

See you there Dave...and everyone else.

Full Moon Fiasco 77 in Review

Last ride was our Birthday ride, as we celebrated 6 years of riding under the full moon. The weather was really, really nice. It did not rain. It was not freezing cold. The roads were clear. Oh, and the sky was clear as well, so we could actually see the full moon. Non of those things happened in February when we planned to do our Birthday ride. Hence, the brave souls that did show up made a pack to postpone the birthday ride to March...and I am sure glad we did.

Thanks to the 100+ riders that joined in the celebration. Thanks to Brit, Dave and the MickDuff's Beer Halls for hosting our ride party. The fire pit was awesome! And a special thanks to the following businesses for the swag and for supporting this bike club for yet another year:

Eichardt's Pub Grill & Coffee House
Long Bridge Grill
Evans Brothers Coffee Roasters
Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair
219 Lounge
MickDuff's Brewing Co.
Joel's Mexican Restaurant

For visuals, click HERE...oh, nevermind someone forgot the camera. But here is one.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 77

OK, let's try this Birthday Ride thing again...

When: Fri, Mar 30th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Formal Birthday Attire

FBC Sandpoint is turning 6!! I know, hard to believe it's been 6 years huh? Anyways, this is our annual birthday ride.

This evening 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).

See you then!