Friday, October 23, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 109

10/28/20 Update: Due to Idaho being rolled by to Stage 3 restrictions, there will be NO formal gathering or ride this month.
We still encourage you to go ride Friday and take pics to share with us and PLEASE drop food donations off at Eichardt's or Greasy Fingers Bikes.

This is it...

When: Fri, Oct 30th @ 8pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Thanks4giving 9

So, some fun full moon facts this month. For one, there are 2 full moons in October this year. The first happened on October 1st. Our ride falls on the second and is referred to as a Blue Moon. You have heard people say, "Once every Blue Moon?" It is a rare occurrence, but the moon is not really blue in color. Also, this moon will be the furthest distance from the earth than any other this year, and will appear smaller than normal. It is referred to as the micro-moon. Fascinating stuff right?

Oh, and technically the full moon falls on Saturday, which is Halloween. The full moon will not fall on Halloween again until 2039! So, be sure and get out Saturday too.

Ok, so on to the ride. This is the 9th year for our food drive event to pack the Food Bank full before Thanksgiving. Most of you have probably done this ride in the past, but as with everything in 2020 you can take your expectations and flush them down the toilet. Here is how this year's ride will happen.
  1. Buy items from the following Food Bank need list: 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 brainer there. Cash donations will also be accepted.
  2. Bring items with you to Eichardt's Friday or drop them off at Greasy Fingers Bikes before the ride.
  3. We will leave Eichardt's and carry all the items on our bikes over to the food bank where John will meet us and check all the food in. 
  4. We will leave food bank and continue on to the destination for some socially distanced fun.
Some notes for pre-ride, ride and post ride:
  1. Maintain distance and PLEASE try and hang out BOTH inside and outside to distribute crowds.
  2. If you want to gather before the ride leaves, gather at MickDuff's Beer Hall as well as Eichardt's. We will have spoke cards at both locations and ride departure will also be announced at both locations.
  3. DO NOT bring food into Eichardt's, there will be no weigh in.
Last year we biked over 665lbs of food and $350 in cash to the food bank so let's try and beat that this year! Can't wait to see you all.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 101 in Review

Our last ride celebrated 8 years of doing these full moon rides. It is kinda a grand event, so people come dressed in formal attire. 50+ riders joined in on a cruise that took us through South Sand.

We ended at Idaho Pour Authority.If you didn't already know, Jon and Vicki recently sold IPA to Ben and Jeannie Higgs (who also own the Powder Hound). All 4 owners were on hand for the event as they opened up special hours just for the full moon ride. It was a bitter, sweet ending as Jon and Vicki have created such a unique business in downtown Sandpoint. They have done a lot for our community. And they have been big supporters of FBC Sandpoint since the beginning. They will be missed, but I'm sure they have an exciting new chapter of their life to start. Stoked to see Ben and Jeannie take the helm. Congrats!

Anyways, we also unveiled the Rolling Juke Box for the ride! We bumped some tunes and even got to take it in IPA to show it off. I'm pretty sure 90s gangster rap has never been played in IPA before...and pretty sure it will never happen again.

We crowned Matt our FBC Sandpoint Member of the Year. We only had 1 award to give, but if we had 2 we would have given one to his wife as well. Him and his wife, Erin, never seem to miss a ride. They usually always dress up. They are always bringing new riders along. They have never violated our #1 rule of "never being an asshole." In fact, they are always smiling, positive and bring an amazing energy to the rides. They have become great assets to the club, and stoked to seem themm every month.

Thanks to our sponsors!
Greasy Fingers Bikes
The Longshot
For visuals, click HERE.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 101

We made it over the hump...

When: Tue, Mar 10th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Formal Birthday Attire

8 years.

This ride will be a pretty big deal.  There will be some live music (or at least a good chance).  There will be some embarrassing stories of FBC's younger days (highly good chance).  There will be awards for Best Dressed male/female (highly, highly good chance).  There will be a bike ride (most def).  There will be the crowning of the highly coveted FBC Sandpoint Member of the Year (for sure).  There will be some random goodies given away (hot damn).

Full Moon Fiasco 100 in Review

Well, our 100th ride came and went. Some 50+ riders showed up for the monumental occasion, that's a pretty damn good turn out for February. The weather did play in our favor, and the moon was visible.

Our route took us out Boyer and over Popsicle Bride back to town. We returned to Eichardt's for our final destination. It only seemed fitting that we would end our 100th ride back at Eich's, as Jeff and the rest of the staff have been such great supporters of our rides since day #1. All 100 rides have started at Eich's, and I don't see that changing in the future. So, big thanks to them for their continued support.

Our 100th ride happened to also fall on National Extraterrestrial Visitor/Cultural Day. So, we celebrated our visitor's from afar as well.

If you were at the ride, you got a FBC sticker and a custom FBC button. Big thanks to FBC Lifetime Members for Life Whitney and Dave for the buttons! Those will be collector items. And extra special thanks to Dave for also leading the ride.

Next month will be our FBC Birthday Ride as we celebrate 8 years of these crazy monthly gatherings.

For visuals, click HERE.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 100

Well, would you look at that!!!!

When: Tue, Feb 11th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Extraterrestrial Visitor/Cultural Day

Hard to believe isn't it? There is actually a day to celebrate aliens. Oh, or is it harder to believe this is actually ride #100? Anyways, Extraterrestrial Visitor/Cultural Day was passed by the House back in 2003. Why you may ask? Well, it is all based around New Mexico and Roswell...don't know about that, google it.

"According to the memorial, the day was created because "extraterrestrials have contributed to the worldwide recognition of New Mexico through their many and ongoing visitations, sightings, unexplained mysteries, attributed technological advances, experimentations, expeditions, explorations, intrigues, provision of story lines for Hollywood epics and other accomplishments of alien beings throughout the universe." -- Checkiday

So, we'll gather and celebrate ride #100 and hope some visitors from afar show up on our ride. Bring some dollars as we will have special spoke cards and some mystery memorabilia...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 99 in Review

99 bottles of beer on the wall,
99 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around,
98 bottles of beer on the wall...

Full Moon Fiasco 99 is in the books. Our ride happened to fall on Bittersweet Chocolate Day. Who doesn't like chocolate?! So, it seemed like a good theme.

20+ riders braved the winter storm and were rewarded with some dark chocolate. We did a short cruise through downtown and a loop through City Beach. We plowed through the rather deep snow and arrived and the nice and toasty warm Connie's Lounge for our destination.

I don't think anyone was anxious about heading back out into the storm, so most stayed rather long. Thanks to Linda and the rest of the Connie's staff for having us, and keeping us hydrated.

For visuals, click HERE.

Next ride is #100!!! Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 99

Here we roll into a new decade...

When: Fri, Jan 10th @ 7pm
Where: Eichardt's
Theme: Oh Chocolate, How I Love Thee

Wow, so much going on here. FBC Sandpoint starts a new decade of full moon rides. This will be ride #99. Yup, 99 of these crazy rides. Also, it is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. I know, which of those is more amazing?

Did you know that milk chocolate is the most common and popular chocolate in the US? Bittersweet Chocolate or Dark Chocolate is kinda like the odd stepchild of the chocolate world. Without the addition of milk to even out the bitterness, it tends to be harder, richer, and a common ingredient in baking. Bring your dollar for a spoke card this month, and we will be handing our samples. Chocolate and beer, it's a thing. See ya then.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Full Moon Fiasco 98 in Review

35+ riders came out in the holiday garb for our last ride. We couldn't have asked for a better night! Temps were cool, and big flakes were falling from the sky. Roads were in good condition.

We did kinda a long route because conditions were so grand. Most liked that, a couple didn't. We ended at the Longshot.

There we piled all our finely wrapped gift around the Festivus Pole, had some holiday cheer and then did our annual gift exchange. It was a ton of fun. If anyone made a fool of themselves, I certainty don't remember.

Big thanks to Brandon and the crew at the Longshot for hosting us and staying open late. The venue there is great for the full moon rides, so we definitely will be going back!

For visuals, click HERE.