FULLMOON BIKERIDE

Flyer :  @eyelurk / @charliesearsco


Fullmoon name and art meaning :

Full Hunter’s Moon – October

Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.


#FMBR135

For our 135th Fullmoon Bikeride, we’ll be joining forces with our good buddies #NOHANDSWEDNESDAY!

NOHANDSWEDNESDAY has been hosting weekly fast rides every Wednesday for the past few years. At 8pm every Wednesday they leave from Uptown Bicycles in Normal Heights (3426 Adams Ave 92116) and ride down to Fiesta Island and back. It’s definitely a faster pace ride and you don’t necessarily have to do the Fiesta Island loop. But you do have to get in for the group photo!

The general route is Adams Ave to Presidio Park to Fiesta Island and back. That said, there’s a bunch of downhill at first so – BE extra extra SAFE and AWARE when you’re going downhill at high speeds. Once you reach Fiesta Island, the ride back will be uphill. Just telling you all this so you make sure you and you’re bicycle are up for this FMBR. It’s going be a doozy 🙂

One of the main reasons we originally started doing FMBRs was because the Fullmoon is the perfect, naturally occurring event to keep yourself in check and get ya ass off the couch and out on your bike! Studies have shown that riding your bike improves mental health tremendously so snack up, helmet up, and we hope you’ll join us on a little Fullmoon Bikeride!

Our Fullmoon Bikerides, on average, bring out a good amount of bicycle riders. We understand that the risk of catching COVID when riding a bike is small, but when the group is large, and half of all y’all aren’t wearing a mask – well, we start getting comments, messages, and justifiable concerns over whether or not we should be doing group rides during this pandemic. Restrictions have eased but please – be mindful of others – those on the ride and those observing. Might be a good idea to still wear a face covering of some sorts. Probably should wash your hands and not share any food / snacks with fellow riders too.

The Awarewolfs believe in following current CDC guidelines. As COVID-19 continues, bicycling provides significant physical and mental health benefits that counter the downsides of a quarantine. We also believe, as do many other outlets, that riding a bike alone, while practicing physical distancing, poses little to no threat of spreading COVID-19. However, you should be careful while riding in public, especially to avoid any injuries at this time.

Direct questions comments or concerns?

alphamail@theawarewolfs.com

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Since 2010, The Awarewolfs’ Fullmoon Bikerides, or AWLF FMBRs for short, are group bicycle rides that take place – you guessed it – every full moon! FMBRs are a great way to stay in tune with the lunar calendar and consistent occurrence that gets you off your couch to ride your bike! On these rides, we urge everyone to obey the rules of the road while on this ride and be as aware as possible. “Anyone and anybike” is welcome but, a fixed gear, road bike, ten speed, or mountain bike is the best to keep up. If you’re riding an E Bike – please be extra aware of fellow riders and lower your speed.

If you’re considering coming out on a ride for the first time, ultimately, before the ride, ensure YOU and YOUR BIKE are up for a medium paced ride. We recommend downloading the Critical Maps App on your phone – if you get separated from the group, use the app to find us!

Planning on driving to the meetup? Or coming from out of town?? These rides are typically A to B rides – we don’t really plan the ride back to where we started. What some riders do is park their car where our rides ends and riding to the meetup. May not work for everyone / every FMBR but hey – maybe it’ll give you an idea on how you can efficiently attend our next FMBR.


THE AWAREWOLFS FMBR GUIDELINES :

“We’re a pack. Not a mass.”

STOP AT RED LIGHTS + YIELD AT STOP SIGNS

STICK TOGETHER + STAY IN ONE LANE + HOLD YOUR LINE

RESPECT THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND ONE ANOTHER

CALL OUT CARS + COMMUNICATE WITH THE PACK

WEAR YOUR HELMET + USE YOUR LIGHTS

DRIVERS WILL NOT RESPECT US UNTIL WE RESPECT THEM.

Don’t be a negative example of a positive movement.


YOU RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

*The owners of this site claim no responsibility for the actions of any rider in our group. The owners of this site will not be held responsible for personal injuries or property damages that happen from an associated ride.*


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