Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXVI

Yup, it is that time of year again....

When: Sat, Dec 6th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Festivus

For those of you that still don't know what Festivus is all about, take 11 minutes out of your online holiday shopping time life to hear about this great holiday (via Seinfeld).

Everyone should be up to speed...hope you didn't miss any good online deals.  Now, go prepare a holiday outfit.  Here are some ideas: ugly holiday sweater, snowman, bad elf outfit (please!), santa suit or whatever.  Next, go shopping for a gift for our FBC gift exchange and bring it wrapped with a $5 limit (no fake donation cards please).  Lastly, get it all together and ride your bike down to Eich's.

We will leave Eich's and do a shorter route through town while sticking to main arteries if there is foul weather.  We will end somewhere warm and full of glee.  We will gather around our durable and strong aluminum pole, flanked by all our presents.  We will commence with our annual FBC Gift Exchange (if you don't bring a gift, you can sit in the corner like a old miserable scrooge) as we sip holiday cheer... and hopefully someone will have too much, get rowdy and embarrass themselves...hopefully it is not me.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Full Moon Fiasco XXXV in Review

Our last ride was our annual food drive for the Bonner Community Food Bank.  We asked riders to bring as much food as humanly possible to Eich's.  There we had a trusty scale and weighed people's food donations.  We kept a tally and determined the top donors for some sweet prizes later in the night.

Once we had all the food logged, we packed it in trailers, baskets, backpacks, trikes, panniers, etc and biked it all over to the Food Bank.  There, employee John, came in after hours to greet us and check in all our food.

Now, before I proceed, let me first say that I threw down the challenge that we needed to beat last year's donation totals.  And we did, by almost double!  45 riders, 413lbs of food and $86 cash for the night.

To put this all in perspective, the 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 just over 173 people for a 1 day.

Top food bringers for the evening: 1st=FBC Lifetime Member for Life Frank with 65.21lbs and 2nd=FBC Lifetime Member for Life Brandon with 32.09lbs.

This evening, like many of them, would not be possible with the help and generosity of our community and local businesses.  Thanks to:

  • Larson's for the $50 gift cert for our top bringer
  • IPA for opening up after hours and being our final destination/party pad...Uncle John, Vicky, Sam and Jake
  • Of course the Bonner Community Food Bank for the hard work and dedication and in particular John for coming in after hours to meet us
  • Greasy Fingers Bikes N Repair for the light set that went to second place bringer
  • Stratasoul for bring some of their sweet recycled inner tube items for swag, you really gotta go check that stuff out.
And last, but not least, thanks to all the riders who hauled down food, braved the cold and somewhat wet ride for making Thanks4Giving III such a huge success.

For visuals, click HERE

P.S. Stay tuned for dets on our next ride, will not wanna miss this party.