Friday, August 12, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 57

It's been 4 years...

When: Thur, Aug 18th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Summer Olympics

4 years ago we had out first ever FBC Sandpoint Summer Olympics.  It was a blast and some memories are still fresh in my mind.  So then, it is that time of year again.  And so ride and compete again we will.

There is still time to train.  Then, dress in your favorite Summer Olympic event garb, grab your bike and your bestie and let's ride!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 56 in Review

Our last ride featured over 300 riders...or 5% of Sandpoint.  Yup, you read that right 5% of the City of Sandpoint was in attendance (thanks to FBC Lifetime Member for Life Kevin for crunching the numbers on that).  FBC rides continue to the BIGGEST biking event to ever hit little ‘ol Sandpoint.

"Nerds" was the theme and you all did not disappoint.  Many, many people dressed up.  Others, it was unclear whether they dressed up or if that was their everyday attire.  Either way, it was a damn nerdy looking group of riders.

We headed into West Sand, where some did some laps around the roundabout which is always fun.  With a somewhat large group, we kept the route rather direct.  A long run was made down Division, utilizing the designated bike lane...and traffic lane.  It was a beautiful night for a ride with friends.

We ended at the Eagles.  Now we have been there before.  The gals there love, and I mean love, to have FBC there.  They work their asses off making sure everyone is served and has a fine night.  They never disappoint.  And you should know that moneys made there go to supporting the Eagles.  Hence, that is why the bar is called the Eagles.  Anyways, there really is no better place to end an FBC.  Trike-a-boom made the ride (barely) and provided tunes at the Eagles.

A last note on the ride, this seemed to be more of a family event than usual. There were a lot of moms and daughters.  Dads and sons.  Moms and sons.  Dads and daughters.  And just general family combinations out for the ride.  That is always nice to see that FBC can bring families closer together.  Until next time...

For visuals, click HERE.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 56

Remember way back to last July?  We had 2 Full Moons in one month.

When: Tue, July 19th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Nerds

Our next ride happens to fall on International Chess Day.  How exciting is that?!  What's that?  You don't understand how that relates to FBC?  How are you supposed to dress like a chess figure?  You aren't silly.  No offense intended to those that actually play/like chess...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 55 in Review

Nice weather brought some 250+ riders out for our last ride.  The theme was "Summer Mixer" whatever the hell that means.  Individual interpretations were good though.  Lots dressed up.  Eich's had the alley open and beer was flowing.  Trike-a-boom provided tunes.  It was the longest day of the year, and I had a feeling that no one really wanted to leave.  It wasn't really dark and everyone seemed to be having such a good time.  But ride we must.

Due to some conflicting schedules, the ride route was put together by a couple of very loyal FBC Lifetime Members for Life.  Thanks to them for that.  We did a long alley in South Sand that we had never done before.  It was a little wild.  But hey, no one said it would be easy.  After zigzagging around South Sand we ended at the 219er.

Now, the 219er is an awesome place to end on a summer's day.  Even though the weather was good, they had a large tent up covering the patio just in case.  The outside bar was pouring.  There was a DJ and dancing.  It was more good times.  Huge thanks to Glenn and the 219er crew for the awesome night.

For visuals, click HERE.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 55

Summer is here...

When: Mon, Jun 20th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Summer Mixer

So, we have had a good run lately with our destinations going to places we have not gone before...Bernd Barrel, Little Panida, A&P Bar.  This month we will be back to our more normal routine, kinda.

Theme?  Well, our ride happens to fall on the official 1st day of Summer.  It also happens to occur the day after Father's Day.  See the dilemma?  Oh, you don't.  We at FBC HQ debated on wether the theme should be "Pool Party" or "Dress Like your Father."   In the end, the "summer" theme won.  However, if you still wanna dress like your dad, that would be cool too (and you might even win a prize).  Or if you really wanted to score some points, dress like your dad would for a pool party.  Bottom line, dress up, grab your bike and let's ride under the summer Full Moon.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 54 in Review

Our last ride happened to fall on National Armed Forces day. 75+ riders dressed however they thought honored our military and that day.  We did a wet ride, yes it rained again.  We kept the route a little shorter than normal for this time of year.

We had some riders from CDA and Spokane for the ride, always great to see faces from afar.

We ended at the Bernd Barrel (the old Coldwater Creek Wine Bar).  A huge thanks to Denise and the crew for their hospitality and great service.  We basically had the bar to ourselves.  Pretty high end destination for a FBC, thanks to you all for behaving yourselves.  Remember how I said it was a wet evening?  Well, the staff opened up the downstairs so people could park their bikes inside and not get wet (or anymore wet).  Dozens of bikes parked inside the old Coldwater Creek Store could be one of the coolest FBC sightings I've seen.

Anyways, visuals coming as soon as I find my camera...

Monday, May 16, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 54

May showers bring...

When: Sat, May 21st @ 8pm (summer start time)
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Honoring Armed Forces 

May is National Military Appreciation Month.  More specifically, May 21st, which happens to be the day of our next ride is Armed Forces Day. This is a day for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.  This includes those serving in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.  Regardless of how you may feel about how our country may use our military, I think we can all agree on being thankful for military members and their sacrifice.

So, grab some military garb, something patriotic or dress however you feel would honor our Armored Forces.

We will end somewhere we have NEVER gone before.  Now, I know, You may be asking how is that possible?  We went somewhere we have never gone last month.  And wait a minute, we went somewhere we had never been before the ride before that too.  All true.  We are on an amazing run.  We here at FBC Sandpoint strive to keep you entertained.  And we have some amazing Sandpoint business that have offered to open their doors for our little bike rides.

Also, note the new start time. See you then!