Friday, July 7, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 68

Mid summer's dream...

When: Mon, July 10th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Unasshole the FBC

I was listening to the radio the other day, and this song by Prophets of Rage came on. The song got me thinking, and I've noticed that there are a lot of new faces on the rides recently...and I mean a lot. Not uncommon for this time of year. But it reminds me that theses new riders probably don't know the rule of FBC Sandpoint or the goal of these Full Moon rides.

First, if you have not read the FAQs Page on the FBC Sandpoint website, take a few minutes now and get up to speed. Done? If not, I will give you the cliff notes. The #1 rule of FBC rides is don't be an asshole.  This strong language effectively summarizes how you should be behaving when riding in this group, under the Full Moon. The goal of these rides is to gather riders to have fun each month, and to display a positive image of cyclists to our community. Therefore, we ask the following:
  • Respect fellow riders.
  • Respect motorists we are sharing the road with.
  • Respect traffic laws. Specifically, don't ride in opposing traffic lanes, don't ride down sidewalks and stay behind the front riders in OUR traffic lane.
  • Have lights on your bike.
  • These rides are R rated, meaning it is not recommended or safe for children
If you show up each month and follow these request, continue to do so...and thanks.  If you bring a new rider, tell them what is expected of them before hand, that is your responsibility as their sponsor.  And lastly, if you see someone acting ill, kindly remind them that you like the Full Moon rides, you want them to continue and their actions could jeopardize that.  Ultimately, the nature and future of the Full Moon rides rest in your hands...we here at FBC Sandpoint HQ cannot police 400 something riders.

If you cannot abide by the requests of this group, then don't come on the rides. Rider numbers and whether we have 50 or 400 riders doesn't matter one bit to me. What matters is that riders on FBC have a fun, safe ride and not be a assholes. Thanks for your time. See you Monday.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Full Moon Fiasco 67 in Review

Last month's ride theme was Best Friend. Some 300+ riders came down to Eich's...or I guess you could say 150+ riders and their BFFs came down to Eich's.

Once it got dark enough, we left Eich's. The SPD was nice enough to once again be on hand to hold up traffic so all the riders could leave Eich's and the downtown corridor safely and as a group. Huge thanks to them for their continued support for these little rides.

We did a super quick spin through South Sand, then hit the Sagle Bike Path. We cruised on out to the Long Bridge Grill for our final destination. The LBG has always been super good to us, and this night was no different. It is a great venue for these rides. A large parking lot party ensued. Thanks Dan and crew! Oh, and the special reader board message was pretty sweet too.

After 67 of these rides, you would think new faces would become less and less. Not the case. I am always amazed and the new riders that show up every month.

For visuals, click HERE.