Last Full Moon ride of 2019...
When: Wed, Dec 11th @ 7pm
Theme: Festivus for the Rest of Us
Hard to believe this is the last ride of the year. But it always proves to be a pretty fun one as we celebrate Festivus. Did you know Festivus has been celebrated for 50+ years? True. You could say FBC Sandpoint is trendy.
I know you all don't like change, so nothing will. If you are new to this ride, here are a few things you should know (if you are a veteran, nothing has changed, so go get a jump on your costume and gift for exchange). First, decorate your bike and yourself. It is fun. It gets you in the holiday spirit as well.
Next, go shopping for a gift for our FBC gift exchange ($5 limit) and bring it wrapped and unmarked.
We will leave Eich's and do a shorter route through town while sticking to main arteries if there is foul weather. It is winter, and you may have noticed weather can change quickly around here. We will end our ride somewhere warm and full of glee. We will gather around our durable and strong aluminum pole, flanked by all our presents. In FBC Sandpoint style, there will be NO airing of grievances or feats of strength...well, there may be those things depending on the hour and amount of spiked eggnog. Anyways, at our destination 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.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Last year, we took in 668lbs of food and $72 dollars cash for the food bank. This year we hauled over 665lbs of food and $350 cash. In case you are wondering what all this boils down to for the food bank and the people they provide for...
The Dept of Agriculture estimates the average person eats 4.7lbs of food per day. $1 roughly buys you 1lb of food. So, this year's FBC Sandpoint donations will feed approx 216 people for a 1 day. That is amazing stuff.
We gave out some prizes to those that brought in the most for the ride. FBC Lifetime Members for Life Brandon and Connie brought the most food for the evening at a whopping 96lbs! Amazing job! They were also the top givers the previous 3 years! Is anyone ever gonna be able to take their title? They got a prize. 2nd most weight was FBC Lifetime Members for Life Frank and Jean with 72lbs. They got a prize as well. A special note, we got our largest cash donation ever from Lifetime Member for Life Christine.
This is one of my favorite rides of the year. Obviously, so many people come into making this night a success every year, and it just feels real good to see people pitch in to help others. Thanks again to John at the food bank for leaving his nice warm house to ride over and check in our donations. Thanks to Laughing Dog Brewing for hosting our ride destination. Thanks to FBC Lifetime Member for Life Doug for taking on the mighty Surly utility trailer this year and biking over a very heavy load of food to the food bank. Finally, thanks to all the FBC riders thrat gave so generously and continue to make these monthly rides such a huge success. I am truly thankful for each and every one of you.
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