Thursday, October 30, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXV

Do you like to eat food?  Do you like to drink beer?

When: Thur, Nov 6th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Thanks4Giving III

Yes, I like using Roman Numerals...and I like that some people still can't figure them out.

Anywho, with November comes Thanksgiving and then Christmas.  All these fine holidays with family and friends typically involve food.  Some might indulge in things they don't normally eat, while others may just over indulge.  All fine and dandy.  However, some people in our community don't have enough food, let alone during the holidays.  Enter, the Bonner Community Food Bank.  They do good work and every November Full Moon Fiasco we ride and help them out.  Which in turn allows them to help people that need food.  You follow?

Last year FBC Sandpoint donated 277lbs of food and $200 cash--WE WILL BEAT THAT THIS YEAR!  Here we go with dets...

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) 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.

What's the sweet prizes you ask?  Not sure yet.  More to come on that, but I can tell you they will be sweet.  Have I ever lied to you?

Once we have weighed all the food and determined our weight winners, we will load all this food into bike trailers (if you have a bike trailer and wanna help haul, email me at BikeNerd7B@gmail.com) and then we will all caravan over to the Food Bank. Once we have handed over all the food to the Food Bank rep, 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 7 if you wanna compete for prizes and the free beer.

I am not usually so long winded, but there are a lot of details this month and this is very important.  So, read it again if you need.  Email if you have questions or have a trailer.




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXIV in Review

Last ride we had some 115 bikers show up mostly wearing pink.  Pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Eich's again had the alley open which really helps with all the warm bodies drinking beer and waiting for the ride to start.

Our route was an awesome one, and somewhat longer than normal due to the great weather.  We rode out Boyer, across the Popsicle Bridge and back to Sandpoint via and Sandcreek Bike Path.  We did a quick loop through City Beach and then down 1st and up to the MickDuff's Beer Tasting Hall.  There Dave and crew were waiting and did a very fine job of taking care of everyone's hydration needs.  That place was packed.  It was nice to have the outdoor area there as well to accommodate all the riders.

And speaking of riders, we had some come from Grangeville, Lewiston and Spokane for the ride this month.

Lots of people dressed up, there was even a pink bike.  Thanks to all of you that showed your support for boobies and FBC Sandpoint.  No really.  THANK YOU all for being so awesome and showing up on these monthly rides and being cool, somewhat organized and making memories.  These ride would be nothing if it weren't to you all showing up and buying into the (sometimes silly) ideas that we promote.  I will shut up now and go back to working on our Festivus (December) ride...yes things get planned that far in advance,

For visuals, click HERE

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXIV

Fall down, go boom...

When: Wed, Oct 8th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Boobies (Pink)

Last month we had a great turn out and raised a lot of loot for the Animal Shelter.  Now it is back to our regularly scheduled programming this month...kinda of.  This month we had a bit of a dilemma at FBC Sandpoint HQ deciding the theme for this month's ride as...

This next Full Moon happens to occur during one of the greatest weeks of the year..."American Beer Week."  In addition, this amazing week of beer celebration happens to fall (no pun intended) in the month of October, which is in the Fall, and is also Octoberfest.  Beer is good.

This next Full Moon ALSO happens to occur during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Now I don't need to be made aware of breasts.  I love breasts.  And in fact, all of us have survived on breasts at one point in our lives.

Ultimately, we decided to celebrate boobies.  Traditionally people wear pink to honor this occasion.  So, that is what we will do on our next Full Moon ride--wear pink.  We would also encourage you to think about boobies and maybe make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  You might go as far as encouraging an exam, as early detection is key.

Thank you.