Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Full Moon Fiasco XI in Review

Thanks4giving was a huge success!!  Thanks to the 25ish people that made their way to Eich's with bags full of food in the downpour.  We weighed in each person's food donation and loaded the food into bike trailers, baskets, cargo bikes and some other interesting bike hauling contraptions.  We had a clear winner, as FBC Lifetime Member for Life Ron personally brought in over 41lbs of food...and in return he got a $50 gift certificate to Larson's.

Once we had all the food loaded we made our way to the Food Bank.  Thanks to John for coming in after hours to meet us and check our food in.  All the food was weighed in for an official total of 273lbs.  We also raised $100 in cash to hand over.

Food dumped, we charged through the rain to our final destination.  In an effort to keep everyone's costs down for the evening, so they could spend as much as possible of food donations, we had the after party at FBC Lifetime Member for Life Dave's house.  Bonfire, free beer, 80s gangster rap, Christmas lights, bike trailer rides, a stripper pole instructional, a turkey and a lost dog were just a few of the highlights I recall.

So, you may be asking how many people 273lbs and $100 may feed and for how long.  Good Question.  Dept of Agriculture estimates the average person eats 4.7lbs of food per day.  $1 roughly buys you 1lbs of food.  So, FBC Sandpoint's donation will feed almost 80 people for a 1 day.  That's some shit to get excited about.

As with most of these things, it takes a biker village to make them happen.  Thanks again to FBCLMFL Fast Eddie and J-Rad, Larson's, 219er, Food Bank (John and Alice) and all the generous FBC riders that braved the rain.

One final note, our sister chapter...or brother chapter...or those like minded bikers in Spokane that ride under the Full Moon like we do, had a total of 20 riders for their ride this month.  That means FBC Sandpoint dominated the rider numbers for November!!  Sorry Jeff.  I only bring this up because it will probably NEVER happen again.  You see they have been doing their rides for over 5 years, typically have some 100-200 riders and generally just do awesome stuff.  

However, just another thing for FBC Sandpoint to be proud of this month...

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Full Moon Fiasco XI

Attention!  Things are gonna be a little different this month, so pay attention...

When: Wed, Nov 28th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Thanks4Giving

Do you like to eat?  I do.  Do you like to indulge around the holidays with family and friends?  I do too.  Some people aren't as fortunate.  The Sandpoint Food Bank is here to help, but needs food donations.  So, I'm asking you FBC Sandpoint members to pitch in and in return you will have an evening of fun, sweet prizes and free beer.  Here's what is gonna happen...

Regarding your money for the evening:
  • Save your dollar donation for a spoke card...you will get one spoke card for FREE this month (and only this once!) with any food donation
  • Save the money you might have spent on a costume for the ride, this evening is about giving
  • Save the money you would have spent on drinks at the ride destination, there will be FREE beer there
  • 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 go on the ride with them) so bring as much as you can possible handle
  • You will try and bring food items that are off 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, 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 person who brings the most food (as weighed on our precision bike weighing device) will receive a sweet prize
  • What's the sweet prize?  How about a $50 Gift Certificate to Larson's!!...among other prizes
Once we have weighed all the food and determined our winner, we will load all this food into bike trailers (if you have a bike trailer and wanna help haul, email me (BikeNerd7B@gmail.com) and then we will all caravan over to the Food Bank.  The Food Bank office will be a little intermittent stop en route to our final destination.  Once we have handed over all the food to the Food Bank rep, who is graciously coming in after hours, then we will head to our final destination.  There we will find good times, warm accommodations and oh, FREE beer.

One last thing, if you can't make the ride or if you have someone that just wants to donate some food, Eichardt's will have a dedicated table set up inside to collect all the food items for us.  Bottom line, drop off food anytime that day, BUT you have to bring it in and get it weighed at 7 if you wanna compete for prizes and the gift certificate.  Got all that?  I know it is a lot, so read it again... 

Any questions, use that little email address above and hopefully it makes its way through the world wide web to me.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Something to do...

...until the next Full Moon Fiasco.  Not an FBC event, but a bike ride for a cause none the less.

Veteran's Day Cruiser Ride this Sunday at 6pm

Friday, November 2, 2012

Full Moon Fiasco X in Review

A rain forecasted evening with many, many Halloween related parties didn't seem to deter riders.  28ish showed up dressed for our Hunter and the Huntee themed ride under the Hunter's Moon.  The rain did not happen and in fact there were some nice views of the moon throughout the evening.

We kept the route through West Sand relatively short in case there was a downpour.  Our destination was the Eagles.  Only a few had every been there before.  Thanks to Tia for staying open waaaay past their closing time to take care of us.  For those that don't know, the Eagles is a non-profit organization that raises money for community based needs.  Hence, our bartender does not get a paycheck for working there, she volunteers.  FBC members were more than generous to her and the Eagles in return.

Costumes?  There were some good ones.  But FBC Lifetime Member for Life Marty took honors for his bear costume...it was over the top.  His reward?  A bottle of Deer Urine of course, hopefully he was able to attract some nice does later in the evening.  Runners up were FBC Lifetime Members for Life Tom and Bryn who received some limited edition FBC Sandpoint stickers.  

For visuals, click HERE