Fullmoon name and art meaning :
Full Harvest Moon – September
This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when many of their crops were to be harvested. Most years, the September full moon is the Harvest Moon, as it is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this moon. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice (chief Native American staples) are now ready for gathering.
This is our favorite FMBR of the year – The Full Harvest Moon! Why? Because the Neil Young song of course! Scroll a little further down this page for the FMBR promo video we made – jeez – 7 years ago featuring it. It’s a perfect song to Fullmoon Bikeride to and the lyrics are still sound like Neil Young is singing about going on one of our FMBRS lol –
“But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night”
Neil Young, Havest Moon
So check it out – we’re switching it up a bit on ya this month. This month, for our 134th FMBR and the Harvest Moon, we’ll be meeting at Civita Park and heading over to Vacation Island in Mission Beach. Stay tuned for more details as the date gets closer.
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.
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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!
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.*