Friday, October 20, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 72

This is installment 6 of Thanks4giving.

When: Fri, Nov 3rd at 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Thanks4giving 6

If you are new to FBC, and amazingly we still keep getting new riders, this ride is about collecting food for the Bonner County Food Bank. Holidays are coming and the need for food items during this time of year is greater than any other time. So, here is where you can help.

Last year we raised 609 lbs of food and also took in $100 in cash donations. Our goal every year is to BEAT THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S TOTALS!

Regarding your money for the evening:

  • Save your dollar donation for a spoke card...you will get 1 spoke card for FREE this month with any food donation
  • Save the money you might have spent on a costume this month, this evening is about giving
  • Save the money you would have spent on drinks at the ride destination--if you bring a food donation to Eich's you will get a coupon for 1 FREE drink at our secret destination
  • 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, if you got a trailer or bike baskets bring them, and 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 the free beer.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 71 in Review

We rode for boobies for October, like we do every year. 140+ riders, most dressed in some pink, came in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All spoke card monies collected that night were donated to the Sandpoint Community Cancer Services...$150. Thanks to all those that dressed up, and supported the cause.

We did a rather long ride as the weather was just so nice that night. The route included a fast bomb down a somewhat sketchy alley, a tour through Lakeview Park and some meandering around South Sand.

Eventually, we ended our ride at the newly opened Back Door. In case you didn't know, it is located next to Baxter's on the corner of Cedar and 2nd. It is a great addition to our local bar scene. Huge thanks to Rich and the staff for their fine hospitality, we all had a great time handing out.

For visuals, click HERE.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 71

This ride is only 3 days away!
When: Thur, Oct 5th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Boobies are Important
This ride has become one of those annual traditions. It is breast cancer awareness month. Anymore, it is hard to say you don't know someone that has been affected by this. So, we will ride for boobies. Because boobies are important. Enough said.

These rides are fun, however this is a serious issue. And so, we will donate ALL spoke card monies and whatever other monies you all wanna donate that evening to Community Cancer Services here in Sandpoint.

Thanks and wear pink...and maybe bring a few extra dollars to donate.

Full Moon Fiasco 70 in Review

OK, someone is behind here on doing stuff on the interweb. That someone apologizes. This will be short.

Our last ride was Back to School. This ride is wildly popular. The smoke was very, very bad...remember that? It seems long ago now. Anywho, we still over 100 riders on a pretty miserable night to ride. And so we did one of the longest FBC rides ever, out to the new Silo Bar in Ponderay. Thanks to Kara, Corey, Harmony and the rest of the staff. I must say, there was some concern with a new bar handling a group like this. Let me also just say that they were pro! They had extra bartenders, and handled the evening like pros. We will definitely be going back.

No pics this month because of someone...

Friday, September 1, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 70

Get back to school...

When: Wed, Sept 6th @ 7pm (note switch to winter meet time)
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Back to School

Ahh yes, join in on what has become one of the most popular FBC rides of the year.

Remember back when the first day of school was approaching? You may of thought some of the following:

What will I wear? Do I cut holes in my jeans or not? Acid washed or plain denim? Sandals and tennis shoes? Tee shirt or button down? Skirt of shorts? Belt or no belt?

What groups will I hang with? The jocks, the emos, the stoners or the nerds? Or maybe I will be a loner? Or maybe I will be a free spirited "floater?"

What will I do for lunch? Do I brown bag it (socially risky)? Maybe hit the cafeteria...but then I have to decide at what table I will eat at. Maybe leave school grounds for Dairy Depot?

Do I ride the bus? Do I drive to school, wait do I even have a car? Maybe I can ride with a friend?

Feeling any anxiety thinking about all this? Well, don't you fret because on the FBC Sandpoint Back to School ride you don't have to worry about any of these things. Come as you are...although we really recommend you dress up. Ride what you got, make sure is a sound ride (with lights), but really ride whatever bike. We welcome all bikes and their riders. There will be no time worry as we ride under the full moon as one unified group of bicyclists.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 69 in Review

Some 275+ riders showed up for our 69th FBC Sandpoint ride. The Tour de France just finished, and so it was time for Le Tour de Sandpoint. Lots of people dressed up. We saw a lot of old FBCers and inducted many new members. The club continues to grow. Thanks to Eich's for having the alley open again with a separate outdoor bar.

We did a nice residential route through South Sand and wound our way back to the back door of the 219er. The staff there was great. We had an amazing night and you really can't ask for a better summer destination than the back patio of the 219er.

For visuals, click HERE.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 69

Hee, hee it's ride #69...

When: Mon, Aug 7th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Le Tour de Sandpoint

Ever heard the joke about a guy who asks for a "68?" Hear this and other of life's riddles on our next ride.

So, there is this bike race that just happened called the Tour de France. Now, before you yawn and tune out, let me say a few brief words: Peter Sagan. I, like a lot of people, was really looking forward to watching Sagan in this year's Tour. Early on he got disqualified. The call was debatable...like most calls. But it eliminated one of the most colorful and exciting bike racers in our current era from competing. Personally, I lost interest in this year's Tour after that race day.

How does this related to our next ride? I have no idea, kinda lost my train of thought on tying this into the theme.

Anyways, we've done it before, we're doing it again. Le Tour de Sandpoint