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!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Full Moon Fiasco 53 in Review

120+ riders showed up at Eich's for our last ride. We were headed somewhere FBC Sandpoint had never been before. It was promised it would be grand. The anticipation was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Where would we end the ride? Many had ideas. But in the end NO ONE could predict our fate.

Anyways, it was Earth Day and "green" was the theme.  Because, how much more green could you get then riding your bike from point A to point B? (I realize I am posing a lot of questions, and cannot hear your response through the computer screen).  We rode through an alley we have never done before either...there were a couple mishaps.  There was also some rain.  We kept the ride a little shorter because of that.

We ended at the back entrance to the Little Panida.  Entrance was free for us FBCers.  They arranged to show 12 short film from the Portland Bike Film Fest.  The films were eclectic.  There was beer, wine and snacks.  I must say that Patricia, Becky and the rest of the Panida volunteers did an amazing job for us.  A huge thanks goes out to them for inviting us there and taking the time to make everything so fine.  All the money for alcohol went to the Panida.  We also donated all of the evening’s spoke card money to them.  So, in effect our ride was a fundraiser...if you didn't know the Panida is a non-profit, made possible by donations and volunteers.

For visuals, click HERE.