Friday, September 21, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 82 in Review

Some 140+ riders dressed up for our music themed ride. Many people dressed up in concert tees. Rick James made an appearance. ZZ Top was on hand. Even Cher was spotted. It was the first night free of smoke we'd seen in a long time. That was awesome. Our ride involved a roundabout, a nice tour of South Sand and then we wound our way back downtown to our friends at Utara Brewing.

We drew names for the fundraiser to get our new rolling jukebox. Wendy won the bike and Randi won the shotzki. Congrats to them.

Special thanks to Dave, Kristina, Jason and Adina for keeping Utara open late for the festivities, and being great hosts.

For visuals, click HERE.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Full Moon Fasco 82

Summer is winding down...

When: Mon, Aug 27th @8pm
Where: Eich's
Theme: Rock Your Bike

You should have heard by now, we have been holding a fundraiser to get a new apparatus to provide tunes on our monthly rides. If not, you can read about it HERE. We will be selling raffle tickets (and taking general donations) for the bike and Shotz Ski before the ride at Eich's. Then we will draw winners at our ride destination.

So, in honor of all this musicness, our theme is Rock Your Bike. Now before you get pissed and punch your computer wondering what kinda theme that is supposed to be, let me talk ya down. You know how you have a favorite band? And if you don't like music, well, you should check your pulse and make sure you are alive. Anyways, we all have have that band or music that speaks to us, whatever it may be. So, represent that on the ride. Concert shirts, KISS makeup, band patches, MC Hammer pants, big hair...would be some ideas. We will celebrate music as we roll the last ride of the summer months.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 81 in Review

Well, that was some good summer fun! Some 250+ riders showed up for the last ride, "Get Lei'd." There were so many people in hawaiian shirts, shorts and leis, you might think we were on some tropical island and not in North Idaho.

Anyway, we did a jaunt through South Sand, then hit the Sagle Bike Path enroute to the Long Bridge Grill. They have also been a special place for FBC Sandpoint. Always, always so welcoming, thoughtful and they just have a damn good venue for all of us to socialize. Big thanks to Dan and the crew for their work.

As usual, we had riders from lots of places outside Sandpoint. Of particular note, were some ride from Bike MS, who just happened to be holding over in Sandpoint for the night on the ride across the country.

Lastly, on our 81st ride, we managed to log some "firsts." The first "first" was a train blowing its horn at the riders as we rode along next to him on the Sagle Bike Path. You could tell he was muffling the horn and giving us a kind train conductor approval. That was pretty cool. The second "first" was...damn, I don't remember now. There were 2 more "firsts" if memory serves. But that is all she is serving right now. Oh well, maybe it will come later.

For visuals, click HERE.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 81

Ahh summer is finally here...

When: Thur, July 26th @ 8pm
Where: Eich's
Theme: Get Lei’d (Hawaiian Shirts)

And so, we will all again be embarking on the biggest bicycling event to every happen in Sandpoint. Summer FBC.

Here are some interesting tidbits from the Farmer's Almanac. First, this year, a total lunar eclipse will occur with the full Moon on July 27. However, this eclipse won’t be visible from the U.S. or Canada. For sky watch buffs, it may be interesting to know that this is the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. From start to finish, the event will last four hours, with the totality lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes. Second, even bigger news is the long-awaited Mars opposition—also on Friday, July 27! The Red Planet is extremely close, bright, and red in the night sky, appearing right near the Full Moon!

But enough science, summer is in full swing here in Sandpoint. So, get out your beach wear, and don't forget your hawaiian shirt and leis, and let's ride!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

We Need Music Again

Remember the trike-a-boom? Well, those were kinda cool days. We would have a rolling DJ along for our rides. But it died. And it was plagued with problems. And so, the brain trust here at FBC Sandpoint hatched an improved version over some beers.

Termed the Rolling Jukebox, this cool bike trailer will quickly and easily attach to any bike. It will have very wide, knobby tires making it usable year round...or at least almost year round. It will also house a marine grade (water proof) bumping stereo system, so we can have tunes on our ride. Stereo will be bluetooth. Trailer will have a speaker tower...kinda like you see on a boat. It will be awesome. However, all said and done it will cost close to $1,000.

So, we are holding a raffle, well not just one but 2 raffles, to raise the monies. First item is a limited edition Belvedere Vodka single speed bike from Pure Fix Cycles. The second item is for a Shotzski. No description needed there, I think you all know what to do with that. Raffle tickets are $2/ticket or 3 tickets for $5 for either item. Raffle will occur on August full moon ride.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Full Moon Fiasco 80 in Review

Our last ride was a special one. The theme was "Bark at the Moon." The ride fell on Yappy Hour, which is a fundraiser for the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Many riders prefunked at Yappy Hour down at Greasy Fingers Bikes over some beers, bbq and cute furry animals. When that ended, all riders gathered at Eich's. All spoke card monies went to the animal shelter, we donated $100.

Some 200+ riders pulled out of Eich's through the alley going the back way to the hospital cause of all the construction that was happening on Cedar. That was fun and confusing for some. We did a short tour through West Sand, where we encountered yet more road construction. More fun and confusion. We finally ended at our final destination.

Thanks to the crew at the Eagles. Damn, those gals were slinging drinks like no ones business. And they had smiles and were laughing and joking the whole time. They are really a fine destination for us, and we really appreciate them.

A last word, we unveiled a Shotz Ski and a cool single speed cruiser as 2 FBC Sandpoint raffle items to fund our new Rolling Jukebox. This cool bike trailer will quickly and easily attach to any bike. It will have very wide, knobby tires making it usable year round...or at least almost year round. It will also house a marine grade (water proof) bumping stereo system, so we can have tunes on our ride. Raffle tickets are $2/ticket or 3 tickets for $5 for either item. Raffle will occur on August full moon ride.

For visuals, click HERE.

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.